I remember very well one time I talked to our other brother about psychics, and he exclaimed "To me, the best proof that psychics aren't real are that they offer their services from little booths at public squares and by phone. Had they been real, they would have had fancy offices and assistants.".
Lately, this sentiment has been cropping up more and more, like in this xkcd comic:
And today, I came across this news report that grabs the reader with the best reader-grabbing technique there is: airport security.
The argument goes, as before, that if someone really has these powers, why don't they use them for something really useful? Like helping keep people safe and feeling less violated than when they are forced into naked-scanners?
Once again, I reiterate that I would love certain aspects of psychic abilites or paranormal skills, but the evidence for it just isn't there.