View Active Topics          Latest 100 Topics          View Your Posts          Switch to Mobile

What´s The Harm in ¨psychics¨

Discussions about Psychics and Psychic Phenomena, Extra Sensory Perception, Telepathy, Psi, Clairvoyancy, 6th Sense, Psychokinesis, etc.

What´s The Harm in ¨psychics¨

Postby ciscop » 17 Dec 2009, 09:26

man.. i just saw this site
im kind of angry

is a compilation of cases where psychics have done wrong..
what a bunch of scumbags and leeches..

http://whatstheharm.net/psychics.html
For every person who reads this valuable book there are hundreds of naïve souls who would prefer to have their spines tingled by a sensational but worthless potboiler by some hack journalist of the paranormal. You who now read these sentences join a small but wiser minority. Martin Gaardner (Psychology of the Psychic)
User avatar
ciscop
 
Posts: 1423
Joined: 22 Jul 2009, 12:04






Re: What´s The Harm in ¨psychics¨

Postby Nostradamus » 20 Dec 2009, 12:33

Nice link. It must have taken a bit of time to compile the list.

I am astounded that the judge spilled the beans that 3 invisible elves helped him in his decisions.

BTW, ciscop I've seen incredible photos of the climbers at the nation park near your city. They have done some amazing climbs with their homemade equipment. Some of their climbs are world class achievements.
Scimitars were not available - beware January 19, 2038 is upon us.
User avatar
Nostradamus
 
Posts: 1761
Joined: 08 Aug 2009, 14:08

Re: What´s The Harm in ¨psychics¨

Postby NinjaPuppy » 10 Jan 2010, 23:50

The word "psychics", once again is being used in place of "rip off artists". However, good old Sylvia Browne is the one person who keeps the connection between those two words possible.

I was wondering about how many hits and misses Ms. Browne has for a track record and I came across this website: http://stopsylvia.com/home/. The author also does what he calls a 'scorecard'- http://stopsylvia.com/articles/scorecar ... ered.shtml.

Looking at this sort of thing from both sides, it's certainly possible that a self proclaimed psychic can have some bad days or predictions. I'm also sure that there are people out there who will sing her praises as she sure does make big money for her dog and pony show. She certainly does have the media's attention when it comes to their ratings.

Those who can't afford Ms. Browne's fees seek out other venues in the hopes of finding whatever answer they are looking for. Meanwhile it's the media that needs to stop and think about their responsibility in all of this. It is the media that perpetuates much of the problem with their quest for higher ratings. I'm sure if there was accurate hits and misses information on anything deemed psychic, the general public would have a better view of what to expect from these people.

With all of the interest in the paranormal, I'd love to see a TV show devoted to following up on psychic predictions and their accuracy. Sort of like a reality show that will show the truth rather than look for sensationalism or the next great psychic. Leave the name of the self proclaimed psychics out of the mix so as not to create a new superstar of the ages and deal only with the quality of the predictions and accuracy. Point out the cold reading techniques, the information that can't be proved or disproved and do a bit of education so that people are aware of these tools of the trade.

The difference would be that it would need to be done in a positive light. Not in a debunking sort of way. Either they can make some headway in this or not as the cheaters will be exposed and any possible hits won't be selling to the highest bidder.
User avatar
NinjaPuppy
 
Posts: 4002
Joined: 28 Jul 2009, 20:44

Re: What´s The Harm in ¨psychics¨

Postby NinjaPuppy » 10 Jan 2010, 23:53

Nostradamus wrote:I am astounded that the judge spilled the beans that 3 invisible elves helped him in his decisions.

Come on now.... that's not psychic, that's psychological. But I guess it doesn't matter if it's elves, angels or God himself.
User avatar
NinjaPuppy
 
Posts: 4002
Joined: 28 Jul 2009, 20:44

Re: What´s The Harm in ¨psychics¨

Postby ciscop » 11 Jan 2010, 08:26

NinjaPuppy wrote:The word "psychics", once again is being used in place of "rip off artists". However, good old Sylvia Browne is the one person who keeps the connection between those two words possible.



well since theres has never been a psychic (nor it has been established ESP, clairvoyance and telekinesis does even exist)
and all those who have come forward have failed miserably and have been caught using trickery and sleight of hand, i think i am pretty safe saying that psychics are rip off artists AND seld delluded people. (i found a lot more on the later than ont he first, kind of like homeopaths, that they are honest in believing what they do for living).

and
about the psychic reality show
you might be interested in looking up for THE ONE on youtube
it was an australian tv show looking for a asutralian best psychic
they do fun stuff like looking up for *lost* children on the woods and stuff like that.
(still, there are ways to do this kind of stunts and you can look it up on mentalism books)
but well.. is still kind of fun if you are into that.
For every person who reads this valuable book there are hundreds of naïve souls who would prefer to have their spines tingled by a sensational but worthless potboiler by some hack journalist of the paranormal. You who now read these sentences join a small but wiser minority. Martin Gaardner (Psychology of the Psychic)
User avatar
ciscop
 
Posts: 1423
Joined: 22 Jul 2009, 12:04

Re: What´s The Harm in ¨psychics¨

Postby highflyertoo » 17 Jan 2010, 11:52

ciscop and ProfJeffWagg are very obsessed with people who are not psychics . So how much more obsessed would they be if they ever witness the supernatural?

The doubters (unbelievers through lack of witnessing) seem to label ripoff artists as psychics. Surely unbelievers have themselves ripped people off in some manner pertaining to their psyche............
Randi was no researcher of the paranormal even though he tried half heartedly.... Shows over.
highflyertoo
 
Posts: 400
Joined: 26 Jul 2009, 09:57

Re: What´s The Harm in ¨psychics¨

Postby ciscop » 18 Jan 2010, 07:30

highflyertoo wrote:ciscop and ProfJeffWagg are very obsessed with people who are not psychics . So how much more obsessed would they be if they ever witness the supernatural?

The doubters (unbelievers through lack of witnessing) seem to label ripoff artists as psychics. Surely unbelievers have themselves ripped people off in some manner pertaining to their psyche............


um.. i actually was thinking of you on my previous post
remember

self delluded people??

thats you
dont you get it??

people like you actually hurt theparanormal movement
but hey! i love ya for that
you are funny
i like people (as a proof i can say that i have seen all tom cruise's movies)
For every person who reads this valuable book there are hundreds of naïve souls who would prefer to have their spines tingled by a sensational but worthless potboiler by some hack journalist of the paranormal. You who now read these sentences join a small but wiser minority. Martin Gaardner (Psychology of the Psychic)
User avatar
ciscop
 
Posts: 1423
Joined: 22 Jul 2009, 12:04


Return to Psychic Phenomena / ESP / Telepathy

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Exabot [Bot] and 4 guests

cron