THINK of a number between one and 10.
You chose seven, right? If not you probably chose six, or eight.
If I was correct, you may think I have some psychic power, but it is a simple matter of mathematics.
Science tells us there is a high probability that most people in a large group given this choice would first pick the number seven, then six and then eight.
A so-called psychic who once toured the world used the trick to impress his audiences. Naturally, he guessed their choices most of the time.
A journalist friend, Ash, reports today that he attended the Mind, Body and Soul Show in Melbourne on Saturday.
He said: “I had a ‘psychic reading’. To me, they are always no harm, plenty of fun.
” Terri, the psychic, told me that it would be a busy year ahead for my grandchildren.
There could be University for one of them, and perhaps a surprise pregnancy in the next 12 months for one of them … great-children for me, Terri predicted.
“I didn’t have the heart to tell Terri that our grand-kids are aged 4, 3 and 2.”
That story reminds me of the epic fail of so-called psychics re the royal birth in the UK recently. . On July 9th, 62% of the 50 psychics surveyed at Psychic Source, the most “respected” psychic service provider, predicted that the royal couple will be welcoming a female heir. They had a 50/50 chance of being right. But most got it wrong.
There have always been hoaxers, but lately there seem to be more in the pseudo-science area than ever before.