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Friday, December 03, 2010

Go ahead, get rich!

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.

4 comments:

  1. Because the big questions in life are tough: Why are we here? Where are we from? Where are we going? But if people believe in asshole douchey liars like you, we're never gonna find the real answer to those questions.

    You aren't just lying, you're slowing down the progress of all mankind, you douche!

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  2. Uri Geller is at least pretending to be helping (inter)national security, he got the Soviets to sign the nuclear arms reduction treaty. With non-verbal spells, not bad..

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  3. Det beste med denne XKCD-en er jo ALT-teksten:

    'Not to be confused with "making money selling this stuff to OTHER people who think it works", which corporate accountants and actuaries have zero problems with.'

    Hehe.

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