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#16    Leonardo

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:03 PM

View PostLibGeek, on 11 August 2013 - 02:11 AM, said:

Do you trust the popular, more famous psychics and mediums?

I am skeptical, but not cynical, regarding 'psychic abilities' - although I do draw the line at claims of being able to affect physical objects with the mind. Saying that, I am cynical with respect "commercial psychics", purely on the basis that money (and fame, etc) corrupts. The accuracy of these entertainers is only proclaimed in their own promotional material, and not through any research into the predictions they have made. Likewise, it is largely the entertainers retinue of 'hangers-on' (who often are material beneficiaries) who promote that entertainers 'abilities' via anecdote - rather than evidence or serious study.

For me, true evidence of anyone's psychic ability would lie not in a broad or generalised personality analysis, or even in non-specific, vague, or overly broad predictions (a la Nostradamus) which may be subject to post-event validation only via 'interpretation'. The only true validation of a person's psychic ability would be sepcific, clear predictions with an accuracy significantly above that of chance success, or being able to relate to me knowledge that only I possess and could not possibly (by it's specific, clear and accurate nature) be guessed.

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 06:22 PM

I have never seen any evidence that any psychic phenomena are real. As far as those who advertise for me to call in for a reading I always wondered, if they were psychic why didn't they call me?





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