Dowsing story rebuttal

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Dubious Dick
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Dowsing story rebuttal

Post by Dubious Dick » Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:42 pm

Yesterday Doubtful News highlighted a story in the Kent and Sussex Courier about dowsers claiming to have found mass plague graves etc. See original story here: ... story.html

Apart form the fact that the story gave zero evidence that they had found anything at all, let alone mass graves, it raised my well developed dowsing hackles, so I wrote to the Editor suggesting that there should be a rebuttal piece. To the credit of the Editor, and the Chief Reporter (Mary Harris), they agreed to let me write something.

Here is the outcome, somewhat edited (including not crediting for the para on why dowsing is not scientifically credible - I did), but hopefully, however imperfect, an example of how skeptics can try to counter media muckspreading: ... story.html

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Re: Dowsing story rebuttal

Post by Tony Williams » Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:43 pm


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Re: Dowsing story rebuttal

Post by chaggle » Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:44 pm

Tony Williams wrote::thumb:
Yup - good one DD.

The original article was seriously awful. Scientists?????? :hb
Don't blame me - I voted remain :con

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