Thursday, June 17, 2010

Why Claimed Psychics are Harmful According to James Randi

A professed psychic who claims to be able to identify items used to commit crimes demonstrates this claim and fails.

From episode 1 of 'James Randi - Psychic Investigator' (1991)

Despite claims to the contrary, there are no known cases where information provided by a psychic has played a direct part in solving a crime (which is probably also why there are no official police psychics).

Despite apparently good intentions, psychics can actually hinder or harm a criminal investigation, tying up valuable time and resources of police investigators,spent in pursuing useless leads. This can potentially put lives at risk.

Maybe we can get claimed criminal psychic Robbie Thomas a.k.a. Robbie Poulton of Sarnia Ontario Canada to do a similar test. James Randi has a $1million prize waiting for you!

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