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powwowdancer Donating Member (125 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-18-05 07:34 AM
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97. beware the movie "What the *** do they know"
That particular movie has been thoroughly dealt with (i.e., de-bunked), by both Skeptic magazine and Skeptical Inquirer. Here's a link to S.I.'s review. Bottom line?

...the movie is a hodgepodge of all kinds of crackpot nonsense dressed up as modern science.

and don't get me started on the "Ramtha" lady. Here's an excerpt from the Skeptics Dictionary about J.Z. Knight and her non-corporeal "friend."

...she also owns the copyright to Ramtha and conducts sessions in which she pretends to go into a trance and speaks Hollywoods version of Elizabethan English in a guttural, husky voice. She has thousands of followers and has made millions of dollars performing as Ramtha at seminars ($1,000 a crack) and at her Ramtha School of Enlightenment, and from the sales of tapes, books, and accessories. Her big break came when her son, Brandy, developed "an allergic reaction to life." He had to have a few shots but he was allergic to the allergy shots. Fortunately, "the Ram" (as Knight calls her spirit invader) came to the rescue and taught her therapeutic touch. She healed Brandy with prayer and her touch "in less than a minute," greatly reducing her medical bills.

Again, bottom line, no matter how thin you slice it, it's still baloney.

powwowdancer out
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