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  1. Sri Hanuman is offline
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    Gauge your Qi: Vitality Meter- anyone play with this?

    A hippie friend of mine recently sent me a link to something called an Egely Wheel, a device which supposedly measures your Qi by rotating along it's axis.

    Here are the details, including something that looks vaguely like half-ass research, but doesn't quite convince me:
    http://egelywheel.net/en/instructions_for_use.php
    http://itotd.com/articles/331/the-egely-wheel/
    http://www.toolsforwellness.com/54848.html

    A precursor to this appears to be something called Psi-wheel.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psi_wheel

    Normally if it were a one page wonder, I wouldn't bother looking twice. However, there seem to be quite a few comments regarding it's "effectiveness," and it's precursor's use in the study of psionics, so it got me curious enough to ask.

    My question is this:
    Has anyone had any experience with this expensive little device? How feasible is the concept behind it? Does it look like something that can reasonably gauge one's electrowhateveryoucallit flow?

    Apologies if this belongs in the General Skepticism thread, but YMAS seems to be a catch-all section of the forum, so I thought I would stick it here, and have it moved if the powers that be deem it appropriate.
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  2. tao.jonez is offline
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    It's real science. It works off the same principle as this:

    http://www.love-tester.com/
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  4. Sri Hanuman is offline
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    Ah. Discordia.
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    I know I am a "Hot Tamale" without putting a tester on it. Cassanova I dont know.
  6. tao.jonez is offline
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    When I took the test with my left hand it was "Lukewarm".

    When I took the test with my right hand it was "Cassanova".
  7. Sri Hanuman is offline
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    But... psionics... will someone think of the chil... the psionics...
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  8. pauli is offline

    i keep tryin to spar, but nothin happens!

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    i'm... sorry, i... can't hear you over the sound of my own chi.
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    From the wikipedia article

    James Randi gives me a hard on yet again
    http://www.randi.org/jr/092404from.html#2
    "The pedant is he who finds it impossible to read criticism of himself without immediately reaching for his pen and replying to the effect that the accusation is a gross insult to his person. He is, in effect, a man unable to laugh at himself."Sigmund Freud, The Ego and the Id.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauli View Post
    i'm... sorry, i... can't hear you over the sound of my own chi.
    Sorry. That sound is actually me smashing my face against the keyboard, because I know there are thousands of idiots out there dumb enough to actually buy one of those gadgets.

    In all seriousness, I'd be curious to tear one apart and see what the innards are and how it works.
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