Tagged: psychics

There Must be Board Games in Heaven - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Apr 14, 2014

Advocates of the paranormal often complain that skeptics are close minded, so in the spirit of open mindedness I wondered what might be another explanation (other than chicanery or delusion) as to why mediums and psychics appear to communicate with the dearly departed through vague statements, and asking if anyone knows someone with the initials “J” or “M”. The only … Read More

Psychic Predictions Bland and Uninspired - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Jan 28, 2012

The Your Weekend insert in the Christchurch Press today contained an article listing the predictions for 2012 by several “mystics”. However, it appears that gone are the days of grand and outrageous claims (I guess these are too obvious when they prove to be wrong). Don Murray, astrologer, tells us that there is a “difficult clash of Pluto and Uranus” … Read More

Psychic Exploitainment - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Apr 15, 2011

The recent arrest of Scott Guy’s brother-in-law, Ewan MacDonald for his murder has shocked most New Zealanders. It is hard to comprehend the trauma the families of these two men must be going through. This arrest comes less than two months after American “psychic” Lisa Williams is purported to have “channelled” Scott Guy in a performance in Palmerston North, claiming that the killer’s names were Mark and Joey, and … Read More

And then came the psychic - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Mar 06, 2011

Hot on the heels of the Ken Ring fiasco, Australian psychic Deb Webber has claimed that she predicted the Christchurch earthquake in an interview with the Herald on Sunday.  This claim has already been condemned as “scaremongering” by Christchurch mayor Bob Parker and other community leaders, as well as “unhelpful” by fellow psychic, Ken Cruickshank. Given that this claim … Read More

TV psychics: not in the real world, please - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Oct 11, 2009

Before getting back to science pieces, I'd like to join fellow sciblings Petter Griffith and Mike Kilpatrick in expressing disappointment over TVNZ's encouragement of the services of their "TV psychic" for the family of missing toddler Aisling Symes. Entertainment often plays on fantasies, asking viewers to temporarily accept some clearly fictional plot devices. There's … Read More