Caught cheating

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A thread for any famous medium, psychic etc. that has clearly been caught out in any way at all.  (There'll probably be many on Uri Geller!)

Sathya Sai Baba

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'Historically, we may regard materialism as a system of dogma set up to combat orthodox dogma...Accordingly we find that, as ancient orthodoxies disintegrate, materialism more and more gives way to scepticism.'

- Bertrand Russell


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  • Brian
(2023-07-06, 06:25 PM)Sciborg_S_Patel Wrote:
Randi should have stuck to exposing fraudulent faith healers instead of going on a one man crusade against harmless beliefs.
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  • stephenw, David001, Sciborg_S_Patel
(2023-07-06, 07:14 PM)Brian Wrote: Randi should have stuck to exposing fraudulent faith healers instead of going on a one man crusade against harmless beliefs.

Wouldn't it be better to find someone who was 'healed' by a well known healer and check if it was a fake like this?

I mean, it is obviously rather easy to invent fake ways of healing people and then expose these as being fake.

I went to an acupuncturist with arthritic pain, and I can tell you he did heal me. I guess many people would claim that acupuncturists also heal in this way.

David
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(2023-07-06, 07:48 PM)David001 Wrote: Wouldn't it be better to find someone who was 'healed' by a well known healer and check if it was a fake like this?

I mean, it is obviously rather easy to invent fake ways of healing people and then expose these as being fake.

I went to an acupuncturist with arthritic pain, and I can tell you he did heal me. I guess many people would claim that acupuncturists also heal in this way.

David

Wouldn't it be better to do both?
(2023-07-06, 07:48 PM)David001 Wrote: Wouldn't it be better to find someone who was 'healed' by a well known healer and check if it was a fake like this?

I mean, it is obviously rather easy to invent fake ways of healing people and then expose these as being fake.

I went to an acupuncturist with arthritic pain, and I can tell you he did heal me. I guess many people would claim that acupuncturists also heal in this way.

David

Yeah I do think there are a variety of potentially useful psychic healing type effects.

Similarly with other paranormal phenomena, it actually has made me think most religious figures likely were just gifted with Psi abilities assuming they had any supernatural abilities at all.
'Historically, we may regard materialism as a system of dogma set up to combat orthodox dogma...Accordingly we find that, as ancient orthodoxies disintegrate, materialism more and more gives way to scepticism.'

- Bertrand Russell



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