Free Book on Delusions
I lifted this bit from this week's commentary by James Randi on Randi.org.
A lot of it applies to the delusional beliefs of certain, credulous martial artists, and I figured I'd share it with you:
Gord Van Toen, in Toronto, tells us that Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds — discussed here recently — is available free on-line at Project Gutenberg. Go to http://promo.net/pg/ and do a search. Says Gord,"Since this is text only, it's easier to download, search and read than the version you gave in your June 11 Commentary. Project Gutenberg is fun to poke around in for all the great books of the world.
For those of you unaware of Magician James "The Amazing" Randi, we often reference his standing $1Million challenge to anyone who can prove paranormal abilities.
So any of you Chi Believers who are operating under the delusion that you can project energy or some other rubbish (see the headline below for an example), feel free to step up and prove you're not just insane. If you don't need/want the Million, you could easily donate it to a charity of your choice, for the betterment of all mankind.
(And if you're really lazy, this can be found here: http://www.gutenberg.net/etext/636 )
Never happen, too much money to be made bullshitting people, and too many people willing to be bullshitted on.