Disgruntled Pyschic Sues Daily Mail

People often think of physics as frauds and now there is more reason than ever to do so. Britians’s Sally Morgan, who often bills herself as “Britians Best-loved physic” is suing Daily mail (Click Here) over “defamatory comments” and “damages to her reputation”.

The Daily Mail basically said what most people probably already suspected – that she had no actual powers and was just repeating instructions that members of her team were feeding through a microphone. She wants up to 150,000 British pounds in damages to her reputation and business.

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            The real juicy part is this though — that she was offered a chance at $1 million and to clear her name by participating in a scientific test to prove her powers(which in her case was speaking with the dead) which she flatly refused without giving any kind of reason. I think we all know the real reason that she refused to participate in this test – namely that she doesn’t really have any real physic powers. Why would you even bother suing for $150,000 when you can easily win $1 million dollars? And if you really had such powers, why would you be hesitant to show them to the public. You’d be the most famous person on earth overnight. All this just points to the fact that these commercial mind-reading and tarot card services are indeed for “entertainment purposes only” and the people behind them do not have any real powers.

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            If this is so obvious if anyone steps back and looks at it, then why do people fall for these snares and services? It is actually quite understandable if you think about it. Most people who call these hotlines have some sort of problem. This is easy to tell from a caller’s voice. Many times these modern day mystics will start off by saying “I sense you are in distress”, which is right the vast majority of the time – but it doesn’t take any sort of special powers to get that right. Next they may ask you a few questions and then after they have determined it is a family problem(we’ll use this scenario), they’ll say something like “I sense you have trouble with your brother, or maybe, your mother”. This, of course has a large percentage chance to be right because that is already two members of your family out of a possible four perhaps. Even if it is wrong, the person calling will get the feeling that the physic has some sort of power because even it is a sister or father, that physic was pretty close in guessing. What they fail to realize is that anyone would be pretty close to guessing that if given the answers to some of the questions the physics asked. Most of them have well-written scripts tell them what to say in certain situations which can pretty accurately analyze an obvious problem the majority of the time and the answers they often give people are fuzzy, which leaves wide room for interpretation. This leads to the illusion that these people have some sort of special insight when they really don’t.

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            If you want to test this yourself, call a physic hotline next time and pretend to have a problem to lead them on a long quest and only reveal at the end that you were just making it up.  In Sally’s case, just call her and tell her to speak to your dead brother or something when he is still alive and see if she takes the bait. It may sound like a nefarious plan, but if she truly has physic powers, she should know anyways, right?