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To: SunkenCiv
Klass never met a UFO he couldn’t explain,

Therein lies the problem. When you're a professional debunker, you can't admit to EVEN one event being true, else you lose your credentials.

I saw this happen to James Randi, who has exposed many hoaxes. He doesn't claim to be a skeptic, rather an investigator. The one event that soured me was one in Australia, I believe, where he said he'd expose dowsing as a fraud. Dowsers who claimed they could detect water and another group who said they could dowse precious metals were tested in a field that was planted with both - water on one side and metals on the other.

The test began, and the water dowsers had something like a 70% hit ratio while the metal guys bombed at around 10%. Instead of saying that 70% was pretty good and there MAY be something to water dowsing, Randi combined the two results and said that both failed the test, "averaging only 40% hits."

4 posted on 02/20/2012 4:40:44 PM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Oatka

That’s the Randi method! C’mon! :’)


13 posted on 02/20/2012 7:49:37 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: Oatka

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2742926/posts

This last summer the town of Llano, TX was out of water due to the drought. As a last ditch effort, they hired a water dowser who found water. The town was saved.


20 posted on 02/21/2012 12:49:33 PM PST by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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