Ghosts in the machine

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Feb 14, 2008

Why we need skepticism more than ever, a sonata in two parts:

1) China bans ghosts from the internet. Does that include being Rick Roll'd?

2) Woman exorcises public housing ghost, Toronto goes halfsies. Actually, I have no snarky joke for this one. Basically, the tenants of the haunted room together with the psychic extorted the government to pay for this, since it was cheaper than having the tenants evicted. Actually, the cheapest thing to do would be to direct the tenants to Randi's site, the Skeptic Dictionary, and SAPS, and tell them to get a grip on reality. The moral of the story: remember folks, if your pseudoscience costs less than doing the right thing, you can get away with it.

Tip o' the ghostly tail to Fark 1 and 2.

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