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Popular psychiscs who have been debunked

#1  Postby Transilvanian » Sep 24, 2016 7:50 pm

Hy. There are a lot of mediums, and other psychics who are very popular, have their own shows, and a lot of people are believing them. But... do you know some of the very popular self-declared psychics who have been debunked?
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Re: Popular psychiscs who have been debunked

#2  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Sep 24, 2016 8:13 pm

Depends on what you mean by psychics, but one of the most famous examples are probably Uri Geller and Peter Popoff:

You might want to check more of Randi's videos and his own forum.
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Re: Popular psychiscs who have been debunked

#3  Postby Fallible » Sep 24, 2016 8:25 pm

I'm sure we've had this thread before.
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#4  Postby BWE » Sep 24, 2016 10:45 pm

This title seems a bit odd. It sort of suggests to me that maybe there are popular psychics that are legitimate.
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Re: Popular psychiscs who have been debunked

#5  Postby BlackBart » Sep 24, 2016 11:32 pm

Fallible wrote:I'm sure we've had this thread before.

Yup. I suggest Transylvanian that reads the answers he ignored the last time he posted the same inane question

http://www.rationalskepticism.org/post2 ... l#p2037773
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Re: Popular psychiscs who have been debunked

#6  Postby Transilvanian » Sep 25, 2016 12:34 am

Ohh.. Damn it.. I have forgotten that topic. Sorry guys, please delete this
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Re: Popular psychiscs who have been debunked

#7  Postby I'm With Stupid » Feb 25, 2019 2:11 pm

John Oliver's main feature this week.



One thing I was wondering was whether there is anyone who genuinely believes that they're psychic, and I honestly can't find a single example. Obviously people currently making a living as a psychic is going to maintain the pretence that they are being genuine, so they're not reliable. With religious people, I know that they're (generally) not faking it from atheists who used to be religious and admit that they genuinely believe it. But I've never seen or read an interview with a former psychic who says they genuinely believed that they had special powers and now realise they were mistaken, although I have read about former psychics who admit it was all a con. But you'd think that there might be a few who genuinely believe themselves to be psychic. A bit like those martial artists who genuinely think they have special powers and so invite a proper martial artist to fight them and suddenly realise that they don't.
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Re: Popular psychiscs who have been debunked

#8  Postby felltoearth » Feb 25, 2019 2:13 pm

Video unavailable :nono:
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Re: Popular psychiscs who have been debunked

#9  Postby Alan B » Feb 25, 2019 2:34 pm

I get the same. Which is stupid since I can watch it on TV in the UK a couple of days later...
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#10  Postby I'm With Stupid » Feb 25, 2019 3:00 pm

Alan B wrote:I get the same. Which is stupid since I can watch it on TV in the UK a couple of days later...

That's why you get the same, no doubt.
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Re: Popular psychiscs who have been debunked

#11  Postby BlackBart » Feb 25, 2019 9:12 pm

felltoearth wrote:Video unavailable :nono:


I knew that was going to happen.
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