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    I've alwways felt that there ought to have been a professional sports team, like when they had (World Team Tennis) called the San Andreas Fault! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

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    A bunch of 4s might mean enough pressure was released in phases to avoid a 9. Who knows.

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    An increase of 1 magnitude releases >30 times as much energy. So it would take 1,000 4's to release the energy of a 6 and 32,000,000 to release the energy of a 9. A 9 sure would shake things up.
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    Madness is something rare in individuals but in groups, parties, peoples, ages it is the rule. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    Wow, in that case I have nothing comforting to say. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    I would respect this Turi guy a lot more if he happened to post all his failures alongside all his successes, but it's probably safe to assume he hasn't done that.

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    Endparenthesis, you're probably right. I don't know how long he's been doing this though, but for the past couple of months that he's been making right on predictions (although I remember one about a police announcement about two months ago that didn't really hit). He does, however, make no money from this, so he earns respect in that right, on top of his accuracy. I'm not worried about the 4.0's in cali because he said it would happen, because he didn't really. I'm just worried it might be building up to something bigger, although it could just be relieving pressure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (endparenthesis @ Oct. 19 2005,8:54)]Wow, in that case I have nothing comforting to say. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    I would respect this Turi guy a lot more if he happened to post all his failures alongside all his successes, but it's probably safe to assume he hasn't done that.
    The thing is 'Dr' Turi hasn't actually made any convincing predictions. They are usually so vague and nonspecific that they could encompass just about anything. For example, he says he predicted the events of 9/11 and this is frequently quoted as his biggest 'hit'. What he actually wrote can be read here: http://www.drturi.com/911page.php

    This has to be viewed in perspective. Each of his publications, annual and otherwise, is approximately 300 pages long and probably includes hundreds of these so-called predictions, a huge majority of which are obviously (fortunately) never realised. These are conviniently ommitted from his webpage, of course.

    Regarding him not making money from this, see here and here.

    I also find it funny how all of his books have really high average reviews on Amazon.com, with practically all the positive reviews posted by members who seemingly registered just to give his work a 5/5. These all get very low "did you find this helpful" scores, whereas the few bad reviews (most by established members who have rated other items) are almost unanimously considered helpful and reliable. Little fishy, don't ya think?

    Example here.

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    That's all part of why psychics don't get any respect in the first place. Scientists are trained from the beginning to look at things epistemologically and that they should be constantly validating and re-validating themselves. But since psychics don't usually get trained in any time-tested way, they aren't even aware that this kind of thing is necessary (which goes for religious beliefs as well... I haven't met many highly religious people who've seriously tested their beliefs or are aware that such a process is even valuable). A few of them thankfully get lucky and have read about critical thinking or happened to enter fields where it was expected of them (like medicine).

    When they finally figure out they need to do that, they could have a whole new image in the public eye.

    It's not even clear what a psychic is in the public eye, actually. It's a weird blanket term that doesn't really mean anything. The whole fortune-telling thing is a very small part of it, and in my experience isn't even fully possible, because the future is malleable, if not totally unwritten. And it isn't like some people are psychic and some people aren't... it's more like some people have let a "muscle" atrophy that they never knew they had.

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    Oh, 'Dr' Turi certainly has qualifications. He received a "metaphysical Doctorate from the Progressive Universal Life Church based in Sacramento, California". Can't argue with that.

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