"There's an old saying; just because you're paranoid, that doesn't mean they're not out to get you. I have my own variation: just because you're insane that doesn't mean that things aren't slipping in unnoticed through dimensional gateways..." ~ Christopher Knowles (h/t to The Daily Grail for quote.)
Saturday, May 3, 2008
A Skeptoid's 20 Year Plus War
John Merrell is one such person- he's been after psychic Noreen Rainer for years. YEARS. He lost to her in court once, but even after that, couldn't let it go. Now he's boasting on all the usual skeptic places on the internet he's "won" -- for Raineer has declared bankruptcy, and the estate is supposedly going to pay him off, including, supposedly, the rights to one of her books.
Some people have way too much time on their hands. And it's sad when it affects others. Oh I know, Merrell is fighting the good fight, he's one of the self appointed Crusaders protecting rationalism. That's what they tell themselves to justify their behavior.
Is Noreen Rainer "real?" I have no idea. Who cares?
Her authenticity is not the point, although of course that is exactly what the Merrells of the world will tell you.