Some people see human tragedies as a time for empathy, sympathy, or charity.
Then there are those who see it as an opportunity.
It didn’t take long after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing on March 8, 2014, for Uri Geller to take to the airwaves and claim that he was asked to help in the search for the plane.
There should be nothing surprising about this. The most dangerous place on planet earth might be trying to stand between Uri Geller and a TV camera.
What is perhaps surprising is how many people believe his claim.
Occam’s Razor – a useful tool in critical thinking, and one frequently helpful in dealing with the likes of Mr. Geller (Example: How might one cause a compass to move? Psychic powers, or a magnet?) – advises us to begin solving any mystery by first considering the simplest possible explanation.
Applying this to Mr. Geller’s claim would suggest that – quite simply – no one called on Mr. Geller at all.
“I have been asked by a substantial figure in Malaysia who I know…”
Uh… really? Who exactly? And why haven’t they owned up to doing so?
Because you’re a useless self-promoting exploiter of human misery, Mr. Geller?