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Dowsing

Rational Sites

 

JREF

James Randi's definitive article on the Ideomotor Effect.

Wikipedia

The Ideomotor Effect.

JREF

A dowser fails to win one million dollars.

Digital Bits

The Ideomotor Effect.

UK Skeptics

The Ideomotor Effect.

Quackwatch

How people are fooled...

   

Irrational Sites

 

American Society of Dowsers

It must work - the argument from history.

British Society of Dowsers

'Factsheets' on dowsing.

Witchery

Examples of when pendulum magic 'worked'.

From the American Society of Dowsers:

We have found that dowsers are some of the most wonderful people, open, dynamic — and willing to put things to the test — so a baseline of validity can be established and maintained.

[Except that whenever dowsing is tested under controlled conditions, the practitioners achieve no better than statistical chance. In addition, the ASD sent a directive to their members telling them not to apply for the James Randi One Million Dollar Paranormal Prize.]

They go on to say:

Empirical scientists have found biological receptors for over 20 senses beyond the tangible 5, and consciousness researchers have identified another 20-plus intangible senses.

[No evidence is offered for these statements...]

These 49 senses are inherent in each one of you — just awaiting to be activated!

[So long as you pay the subscription fee to join the society]

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