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How to misuse the word “skeptic”

Posted in Skepdude by Skepdude on May 19, 2009

Compliments of Wave 3 and their article on Latifa Meena, the pet psychic! You got it, she talks to pets. I wonder if she sees dead pets as well??? So how do they abuse the word “skeptic”? Like this ( emphasis added ):

Elizabeth Hench, a skeptic by nature, believes Latifa has a gift. “I am in medicine,” Elizabeth said. “I am a scientist. There is absolutely nothing … that I can tell you that is proof.”

She says Latifa knows things about her dogs that nobody else could – and talking to a psychic just for pets helps them feel better. “You can look into their eyes and know that they want to tell you something,” Elizabeth said. “There is a message they are trying to get to you. Latifa hears it a whole lot stronger than I do.”

Ah the pain! And the funny thing is that we’re all “skeptic by nature”. If someone was to come up to any one human being and told them to give them $100, that he was going to run around the block and come back with $200 for them, most of us would not do it becasue we are skeptical by nature.

But let me do a nice thing and educate the good folks at Wave 3 : If someone believes that another human being is literally talking to their pet AND their pet is talking back to this human being, that someone IS NOT A SKEPTIC but a gullible moron!

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  1. Clairvoyant said, on May 31, 2009 at 10:33 AM

    I think pets do have the affinity to talk with their owners.

  2. LE Freel said, on October 16, 2012 at 10:38 PM

    She (Latifa Meena) is a frickin’ idiot! She “talked” and “listened” to our three dogs a couple of times (another family member was the gullible moron). She was completely wrong about everything, to the point where if we’d listened to her one of our dogs would have died!


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