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Ideomotor effect: The driving force behind Ouija boards and fake bomb detectors
04-27-2013, 09:25 PM #61
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(04-27-2013, 09:20 PM)JollyRoger Wrote:  
(04-27-2013, 03:37 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  I can actually use dowsing rods to find whatever I'm looking for. A surveyor I used to work with showed me the technique, I was a natural. My grandfather did it as well. I can find buried utilities, water, springs, leylines, metal etc. with pretty decent results.


Sounds like the beginning of a new part time business.


Dowsing is actually used as an accepted tool by such businesses around here. chuckle.gif
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04-27-2013, 09:33 PM #62
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(04-27-2013, 09:21 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  [Image: I-Sense-Butthurt-75000244666.jpg]



Na this sort of thing happens all the time, it is normal behavior.
04-27-2013, 09:33 PM #63
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Weird-ass thread.

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Yeah, my uncle (the gods rest his soul) found water
and tracked leylines and all that, with a twig of Salix.

Tried it meself when I was a kid, deep concentration,
slow steps, hours went by

- bloody nothing.

I just ain't psi- nor psychic. cheers.gif

04-28-2013, 12:46 AM #64
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(04-27-2013, 02:56 PM)............... Wrote:  
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This week businessman James McCormick was convicted of fraud after making £50m selling fake bomb detectors to security forces in Iraq and many other countries around the world. The detectors were said to work in a similar way to dowsing rods and were claimed to detect explosives up to one kilometre below the ground. Even more incredibly, they could apparently be used to locate drugs, people, elephants – even $100 bills. They didn’t work and, in all probability, hundreds of lives were lost as a result of misplaced trust in the phoney devices.

In February, a similar device was reported to be capable of detecting liver disease in patients sitting several feet away. The claims were endorsed by Dr Gamal Shiha, “one of Egypt’s most respected liver specialists, and one of the device’s developers”. Sceptics were quick to point out that the claims were not based on peer-reviewed research and that there was no plausible mechanism by which such a device could work. As Síle Lane of Sense About Science put it, such miraculous devices offer “hope and nothing more”.

more - http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/04/27/id...detectors/
somehow i think if there was an elephant in the ground it wouldn't be hard to find... stupid people buy stupid thing to help the stupid be just that and yeah i know my reply is stupid but hey stupid is as stupid does cheers.gif

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04-28-2013, 02:57 PM #65
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Quote:In a feature article at the time, she said that the (ouija board) experiment did not examine how nonconscious intelligence could shape decision-making, movements, or other forms of behaviour. It simply looked at what was stored in the subjects' memory

http://www.straight.com/news/ubc-researc...ous-memory

Just an interesting tidbit.



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