Good Thinking Investigates: Palmistry (Parts 1-3).

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Good Thinking Investigates: Palmistry (Parts 1-3).

Post by bindeweede » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:46 pm

Published on Jul 27, 2015

Palm readers have operated in seaside towns across the country for many years.

Many people put their trust (and hand over considerable amounts of money) to psychics - especially in times of need.

In the absence of any proof that palmists have any ability to accurately advise on the future, we wanted to find out whether that trust was well-placed, so we visited a palm reader in Blackpool...

Read the full investigation at: http://goodthinkingsociety.org/good-t...

We contacted the psychic to share our investigations and our concerns, but she did not respond.

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Re: Good Thinking Investigates: Palmistry (Parts 1-3).

Post by Ketchup » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:47 pm

That was so funny. Can't wait for Part 2.

She had all that spiel well rehearsed, didn't she. Must be the very same that's given to everyone that crosses her palm with silver - hence the warning to "keep it to yourself". "Unlucky if you don't". Yes, unlucky for her ....... to find that the exact same story, word-for-word, was given to your pal a week later. Image

Not too sure where the "good thinking" comes in here .... but maybe that will all come to light in Part 2.
Tenterhooks ......... !

Image (Of course, there are people who take this sort of thing a little bit too seriously. Sounds like the 'Good Thinking' people might have done just that) ....
We contacted the psychic to share our investigations and our concerns, but she declined to comment.
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Re: Good Thinking Investigates: Palmistry (Parts 1-3).

Post by Zep » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:47 pm

You actually missed a couple more questions she asked! But regardless, you have to wonder who was actually doing the reading - her or the sitter.

Also, the 20 pounds / 30 pounds thing at the start was classic bait-and-switch given she was very likley running the same spiel either way.

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Re: Good Thinking Investigates: Palmistry (Parts 1-3).

Post by chaggle » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:48 pm

People really believe this crap?

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Re: Good Thinking Investigates: Palmistry (Parts 1-3).

Post by bindeweede » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:49 pm

Part three was posted earlier today.

http://goodthinkingsociety.org/good-thi ... ry-part-3/

I find it hard to imagine that anyone who watched these videos would find any surprises; they found what they were expecting to find, I expect. A clear statement of purpose would have been a good idea. All I could find in the first posting was, "Many people put their trust (and hand over considerable amounts of money) to psychics – especially in times of need. In the absence of any proof that palmists have any ability to accurately advise on the future, we wanted to find out whether that trust was well-placed, so we visited a palm reader in Blackpool…"

I'd be very surprised if Trading Standards have the time or inclination to investigate the concerns reported. They have no time to investigate the activities of psychic surgeons, for example, so I doubt the activities of palm readers would be any different.

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