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Old 9th October 2019, 02:14 AM   #556
P.J. Denyer
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Originally Posted by Wudang View Post
Agreed. There was a study I read years back (can't find now and busy) that said that in some circumstances smarter people were easier to fool as they thought they were too smart to be fooled. I saw this with a friend who has lost the plot a bit with internal martial arts and the so-called "etheric chi" because he "was in a cynical mood and couldn't be fooled". Occam wants his razor back if nobody's using it.
I think that's pretty much the reason that stage magicians originally got involved in 'paranormal' research.
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