Indonesian skeptic puts psychic powers to the test

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January 24, 2012
Skeptical Inquirer
by staff  
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"The following is a report from skeptic Lukas Dion Pradityo in Jakarta, Indonesia, of an investigation he conducted after learning of four local individuals with claimed psychic abilities: two with a 'sixth sense,' including one who can allegedly predict the eruptions of Mt. Merapi; one 'witch doctor' who can supposedly diagnose illness by touch and cure by traditional medicine; and one allegedly clairvoyant Islamic teacher. Pradityo asked each of the claimants to bring their own magical object for the test, performed double-blind tests of the claimants’ abilities, and reported back to us." (01/18/12)  

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