From: "Lee Corbin" <email@example.com>
> J. R. Malloy quotes Michael Shermer's attack on mediums.
Well, that's close, but it was actually J. R. Molloy who quoted Shermer.
> While no subscriber to this list would *defend* spiritual mediums,
> is there anyone who thinks that they shouldn't be chastised,
> debunked, exposed, criticized, and yes, even verbally attacked
> as liars and charlatans?
What Shermer says about mediums, namely:
> This is why mediums are unethical and dangerous: they prey on the emotions
> the grieving. As grief counselors know, death is best faced head-on as a
> of life. Pretending that the dead are gathering in a television studio in
> York to talk twaddle with a former ballroom-dance instructor is an insult to
> the intelligence and humanity of the living.
I think also applies to religionists.
Useless hypotheses, etc.:
consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, CYC, and ELIZA
We won't move into a better future until we debunk religiosity, the most
regressive force now operating in society.
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