If it is improbable that the paranormal is real, then it is improbable that psychics are tapping into the paranormal realm.Why then are psychics so popular with young and old, stupid and intelligent, ignorant and wise alike?Their planes are delayed without their being able to anticipate the delays.
The Australian Skeptics will throw in an additional 0,000 (Australian) [about USD 75,000] for the psychic and ,000 (Australian) [about USD 15,000] for anyone "who nominates a person who successfully completes the Australian Skeptics Challenge."To believe in the ability of a person to channel spirits, to "hear" or "feel" the voices or presence of the dead, to "see" the past, the future, or what is presently in another's mind, or to make contact with a realm of reality that transcends natural laws is to believe in something highly improbable.
All conspired to deceive the public by claiming that a video tape of a "Dick Maurice Show," on which Rand predicts the assassination attempt by John Hinkley on Ronald Reagan, was done on January 6, 1981.
The tape was actually made on March 31, 1981, a day after Hinkley shot Reagan (Steiner).
They “used the séances as a cover for their meetings” (Williams 2000: 66).
[Williams's source may have been Trevor Hall's The Spiritualists: The Story of Florence Cook and William Crookes (London, 1962), published as The Medium and the Scientist by Prometheus Books in1984.* See Christopher 1975: 171.]James Randi, who has tested many people who think they have psychic abilities, has found that when he has tested the alleged paranormal powers of psychics (1) they had never before tested their powers under controlled conditions, and (2) those who don't offer preposterous rationalizations for their inability to perform seem genuinely baffled at their failure.