Re: Knowledge, Memes and Sensory Perception

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Date: Tue Jan 15 2002 - 16:36:21 GMT

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    On Tuesday, January 15, 2002, at 10:07 , Grant Callaghan wrote:

    > After I analyzed them, I realized they would fit just about
    > anybody regardless of when they were born or what sex they were.

    James Randi is still doing the show and tell where a group of
    people are given some pages of their horoscope, supposedly
    derived from their birthdates, which they were asked to supply
    prior to the meeting.

    They are all asked if what they read related to them
    specifically, and they usually say yes. Then they are asked to
    pass their horoscope back to the person behind them, and they
    are asked again.

    The fact is, of course, that they were all given the same horoscope.

    > I can understand acupuncture and feng shui. They have some
    > valid principles behind them.

    They have absolutely no valid principles behind, around, or
    through them whatsoever.

    - Wade

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