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Jaycee Dugard Abduction Case Highlights Failure of Psychics

Postby quantumparanormal » 30 Aug 2009, 00:53

The article's writer makes a very good point about the typical information mediums/psychics provide: it's often general and vague that it's subject to subjective interpretation later:
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Re: Jaycee Dugard Abduction Case Highlights Failure of Psychics

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Re: Jaycee Dugard Abduction Case Highlights Failure of Psychics

Postby ciscop » 02 Sep 2009, 12:58

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)
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Re: Jaycee Dugard Abduction Case Highlights Failure of Psychics

Postby RarelyImpressed » 03 Sep 2009, 05:30

What about the successful physics?
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Re: Jaycee Dugard Abduction Case Highlights Failure of Psychics

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Re: Jaycee Dugard Abduction Case Highlights Failure of Psychics

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Re: Jaycee Dugard Abduction Case Highlights Failure of Psychics

Postby ciscop » 03 Sep 2009, 13:29

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)
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Re: Jaycee Dugard Abduction Case Highlights Failure of Psychics

Postby Eteponge » 03 Sep 2009, 14:50

The problem is that even the best psychic detective cases deals with veridical information given on cases that turns out to be retroactively correct after the case is finally solved, but doesn't directly lead to discovering the body or the murderer, etc. Even if important veridical details given were correct and realized after the fact, and even if the police detectives could have utilized them had they understood them correctly, they didn't and it still didn't solve the crime.
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Re: Jaycee Dugard Abduction Case Highlights Failure of Psychics

Postby ProfWag » 03 Sep 2009, 18:56

If a psychic could tell police exactly where to find a body (alive or dead) or lead them directly to a criminal, then that would be successful. Per the FBI, there has never been one such case. As such, psychics are not helpful and waste valuable police resources and your tax money. Telling the police a body will be found in the woods by a school is not helpful in the least. Telling a family that their child is dead when they are very much alive is criminal.
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