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- n. Plural form of psychic.
- n. psychology
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- n. Psychology.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The science of psychology, or the investigation of mind; especially, the doctrine of those who reject the methods of the psychophysicists and favor those of the advocates of psychical research.
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Where does your interest in psychics 'work stem from?
Anywho, Randi explains in the podcast that his beef with psychics is that they use the same tricks that magicians do, only the use it to manipulate and swindle, rather than to entertain.
KING: The fortune tellers, the tarot card readers, the so-called psychics -- their business is booming in these troubled times.
COOPER: So-called psychics will say, well, look, even though something can't be scientifically proven doesn't mean it's not real or doesn't exist.
COOPER: And you say, though, what a lot of these so-called psychics do are cold readings.
COOPER: So-called psychics will say, look, even though something can't be scientifically proven, that its not real or doesn't exist.
COOPER: You say that what a lot of these so-called psychics do are cold readings, what is that?
Most of the big name psychics on television who claim to have extrasensory powers are using simple cold reading and hot reading . . . some also use creative editing of video footage to appear to be more accurate than they are in other words, they're manipulative lying gits.
An incredible story of so-called psychics helping to crack a case.
I used to call psychics alot one year, and 9 out of 10 of them really hit the nail on the head.