Some history and discussion of all this is at http://skepdic.com/crystals.html
At 11:05 PM -0500 3/6/01, CurtAdams@aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated 3/6/01 5:46:21 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>>irritates me that people cannot just see the minerals for what they
>>are: marvels in themselves. They have no need to be good for anything,
>>the universe doesn't have to provide existential tools for neurotic
>>monkeys and even if it did it would not need pretty packages.
>Haha. Well put.
>>But of course, old supersitions die slowly. If it is unusual, it has
>But is this an old superstition? When I was a kid I was fascinated by
>nifty rocks and crystals. I don't ever remember people blithering
>about crystal powers then. Maybe it's a revival of an older superstition,
>but I think it was pretty dead in the 60's and 70's.
-- -Regards, John Thomas
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