Kevin I'm not certain where you're coming from with your point... it reminds me of a lawyer trying to use double-speak.
My post sustains the fact that many (especially frauds) use the whole "there's an unbeliever amongst us"
angle as their explanation for failure or lack of accuracy. I likewise attempted to point out how those who are legit in their claims of Psychic ability, upon discerning a similar "challenge" within the group, recognize that a greater issue may be afoot and the thing they were originally there to look at has less import at the moment. Too, I attempted to point out how other "energies" can detour the legit practitioner, leading them to focus (willingly or otherwise) on alternative issues.
When I do Readings I can go on auto-pilot for 99.9% of them and simply "read" what the cards or whatever I'm using, says. It's purely intellectual and has no boogieman or fuzziness around it. But then I have those rare situations in which I find myself totally throw off by "unexplainable" feelings and sometimes even smells or "visions" (flashes of images) all of which prove to be more important when it comes to the client's unspoken needs, than what a Reading might reveal. I can assure you that such instances (though rare) are both, uncomfortable and amazing at the same time... they are likewise the sort of thing that prevents me from committing to the idea of being a complete Skeptic/Cynic.
As a skeptic it is my job to look at these scenarios as well as how similar things happen with other Readers for the sake of understanding; be it to find a more rational explanation behind them or to discover and learn more about the "mystical" side to things. As SKEPTIC this is my obligation and what separates me from the ardent CYNIC who wants to constantly blast away and tear apart such things; Cynics are NEVER content with any explanation that may allow room for a paranormal or PSI explanation even if a three ton demon were in the room beating the crap out of them... that would just be a misunderstood coincidence
(one of their favorite "Scientific" explanations).
I've yet to meet anyone, including those with exceptionally high "Photographic" memories, that can view a two hour feature film such as AVATAR... something that intense that they've never seen or heard about and yet, they see the whole thing in under two second's time... yet they cannot give you 100% accurate details about what they saw and to add to their lack of credibility, (given this example) they would be referring to ten foot tall blue people that fly on some sort of dinosaur looking bird... How could you possibly translate the overload of images and feelings, expressing them in a way that would allow an concise understanding when it comes to the "vision's" message?
A "Psychic Flash" is very similar to this kind of thing as are most vivid dreams in which a prophetic element seems to be a part, whether it's a common dream experience or part of a shamanic styled ritual. The cynically minded expecting "us" (psychics) to deliver a quality of feedback that our own detractors cannot possibly meet given comparable parameters. But then we also have those studies tied to the inaccuracy of the "eye witness" that must likewise be taken into account and which likewise explain (at least in part) why certain Psychics fall short when it comes to the sequence of events, general descriptions, time line, etc. But, as I've mentioned elsewhere, we have the "Personal Metaphor" factor, something you'll see John Edward refer to from time to time based on his personal set of associations; what he sees in a flash is based on his personal symbol library and what a single white rose means vs a dozen red roses, etc.
In the late summer of 2001 many Psychics & Shaman type were having restless dreams, visions, etc. that seemed to have the same common images in them; fire in the sky, overwhelming calamity, seismic activity, fear, uncertainty, etc. most everyone kept seeing huge mountains as part of this vision. It wasn't until the morning of 9/11 most of us recognized what we were witnessing. Interestingly, I'd shared this same overview on a local (Reno, NV) radio show a month prior, stating quite directly that things would culminate in 4-6 weeks; almost to the minute 4 weeks after that interview, the first plane crashed into the first tower.
How can someone relate something that surreal... something that was essentially un-heard-of... how can you relate it as being anything other than those metaphors noted above? Even Hollywood referred to the WTC towers as man-made Mountains in the King Kong film made in the 70s, a parallel others have made when speaking of modern cities and skyscrapers.
But then we cam the cynic's favorite come-back lines... "Why didn't you tell the authorities?"
Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't we have a "president" at that time who ignored what two former Presidents and his own intelligence people were telling him since day one of his taking office?
Bush is just a prime example but certainly not the only demonstration of how certain "authorities" look at what they classify as "legit" information let alone the instant prejudice most such folk have when they hear the term "Psychic".
I do know for fact that three follow-up attacks were thwarted because of Psychic tip-offs in that I was involved with those situations, but that's another issue entirely and unfortunately, something I can't get too deeply into.
I've gone a quite a way off course here so as to reveal some "logic" as to why Psychic's appear to be wrong at times, how various influences and personal limitations add to this "bend" of accuracy and how the majority of "skeptics" can't live up to their own standards when it comes to the expectations they want to see professed Psychics live up to... it's not for lack of desire or trying, just a lack of reality being put forth by the challengers.