Sunday, November 16, 2008

John Edwards

John Edwards, how can such a charlaton become so popular as to have his own show on cable. I was flipping through the channels last night after getting home from Skeptic meeting as saw this guy. He has a show where he bamboozals people all the time. And he says he is helping them. Actually he is helping himself to their money and the network for taking him on. Maybe the network does it for a higher calling, money, ethics and truth have no place in the higher calling. James Randi and others have shown that what psychics and others like Edwards do is cold reading or 20 questions. They are simply reading reactions of their audience and narrowing their answers to responses by the audience. Human psychology being what it is, is gulliable. It remembers the hits but chooses to foreget or ignore the far greater number of misses. Then there are those who say who does it hurt, if it gives comfort. Well it takes money away from the gulliable innocent and encourages magical thinking and BS. It also shows that networks have no ethics they have desires for ratings and money.

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