Monthly Archives: April 2010

Stupid Psychic

Most of your so called “psychics” use a technique called cold reading to dupe people into believing they can talk to the dead or see your future. Most of our exposure to these “psychics” is via the media where segments are edited down to portray the “psychic” in the best possible light. So what does an unedited cold reading look like?
It’s pretty comical actually:

I almost feel some sympathy for James Van Praagh – his “readings” don’t seem to be going very well and he’s visibly distressed about it.

I said almost because James Van Praagh and others like him (yes I’m pointing at you Sylvia Brown and John Edward) dupe millions of often grieve-stricken, hurting people into believing their complete and utter bull-shit for one single reason: profit. It’s despicable.