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Comment #300328 by Colwyn Abernathy

Yes, Derren is a bit of a dish, I think. Putting that aside, this was a really fascinating discussion. There are so many verbal tricks that aren't always obvious even to the sceptic (at least not to this sceptic). I was particularly interested in the discussion about the question of the degree of belief held by those who claim to be mediums, especially the matter of mutual re-inforcement. It was thought-provoking watching this after the interview with George Coyne. There are surely countless priests and bishops who don't really believe, but continue because they think it is best for their parishioners.

Thu, 11 Dec 2008 12:50:00 UTC | #286259