Sanal Edamaruku Debunks the Tricks of Indian Gurus

Sanal Edamaruku is the Indian skeptic who found himself at the center of a firestorm last year after he was called in to explain how a statue of Jesus was “miraculously” dripping water. After debunking the “miracle” claim, he was charged with blasphemy and faced jailtime.

Over the summer, he spoke about his experiences at The Amazing Meeting in Las Vegas, and video of his talk has now been released:

Edamaruku is one of the true heroes in the skeptic movement. If any part of his talk stood out to you, please leave the timestamp and summary in the comments!

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  • FookedonHonix

    A soldier of reason. Excellent work. I’m very proud of him.

  • Anne Orsi

    I saw him at TAM, and shared a drink with him after his talk. This guy is bigger than a rock star. He’s a real hero.

  • Rich Wilson

    Just in case anyone hasn’t seen Kumare, do

  • TravellingBeard

    I found 00:00 to 36:49 quite compelling.

  • ufo42

    Sanal is a hero. I’m glad he got out of reach of the Indian Catholic Bishops’ and gurus’ hired thugs. As the death of Dr. Narendra Dabholkar, demonstrates, those criminals will stop at nothing to protect their cruel frauds from exposure.

  • Itarion

    he was charged with blasphemy

    I would be proud of a charge of blasphemy. Then probably scared witless. This man is doing something right.