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Sylvia Browne Scorecard PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeffrey Wagg   

Dr Buzz0 is well known to many of us... he's been to a few TAMs and local skeptic events, and his site Depleted Cranium pokes holes in many sorts of uncritical thought and knee-jerk public reaction.

Buzz is also known for creating videos, and this one was sent to us by a Swift reader for our perusal.

How did Sylvia Browne do predicting how 2007 would go? Buzz gives her a fair shake in this gameshow-style scorecard.

I'm particularly impressed with her advice on the stock market. "It's just crazy." If she can predict things like troops being pulled out and gay marriage, why can't she hazard a guess at how the stock market will perform? Of course we shouldn't fault her too much for that... professional stock analysts failed just as miserably.

A final note: Sylvia also failed to predict that in the coming years, she would lose her show on Montel and have her show in Vegas canceled, presumably due to poor ticket sales.

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written by Lingua, November 18, 2008
If she really was psychic she would be able to predict that all of her predictions would turn out to be wrong, and she wouldn't have made those predictions in the first place.
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written by Starthinker, November 19, 2008
written by Lingua, November 18, 2008

If she really was psychic she would be able to predict that all of her predictions would turn out to be wrong, and she wouldn't have made those predictions in the first place.


But then again, if she were really a psychic she would have made correct predictions. And there would be a such thing as psychics.
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written by Boran, November 19, 2008
I think sylvia browne is an inverted psychic. By chance alone she would get 50% correct. but she gets far less than that. So if you turn everything she preducts the other way around you have a higher than 50% chance of being right.

(not to be taken seriously)
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written by mjh937, November 19, 2008
I have a "psychic" quarter. For $5 I will flip it for you and guarantee you a correct answer an average of 50% of the time. Any takers? Come on, it is more accurate than Sylvia Browne!

(also not to be taken seriously (but I sense a money making enterprise given some slick marketing, a few suckers and someone with fewer morals than me))
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written by dr pepper, November 19, 2008
$5 per individual flip, er, inquiry.
$100 for a detailed reading, 30 inquiry maximum.
$1000 for your own psychic coin and the specialized training to use it
$5000 to become a certificed psych coin operations instructor, but you also have to kick back 5% of the revenue from your downline, er, students.
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written by Alan3354, November 21, 2008
The only difference between superstition and religion is money.
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written by Paul Murray, November 21, 2008
The only difference between superstition and religion is money.

No - there's big money in superstition, too. The difference is a hierarchical organisational structure.
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