Question of the week: Which pseudoscience do you wish was real?


One of the things I consider key to approaching things skeptically is valuing truth over comfort.  I would rather know what is really going on than be told a comforting lie.  But for this week’s question, I’m going to set that aside to ask: which pseudoscience do you wish was real?

Do you think it would be really cool if an alien spaceship really had crashed in New Mexico in the late 40s?

Would you love to be able to commune with the dead? Perhaps you could channel Einstein and help him collaborate with Stephen Hawking, or find out what Newton thinks about relativity?

Do you wish you could dowse for your car keys when you lose them in the morning?

Tell us what woo would be fun if it were true, what you would do with it, and why!

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  1. #1 by Robert on July 29, 2009 - 23:23

    If after death Communication was possible do you still think we would have these TV shows?

  2. #2 by Barbara on July 30, 2009 - 02:09

    Yeah, I’d just like jesus to come along and put his hands on my feet and make them better .. but sadly I wouldn’t believe him and it wouldn’t work. Or perhaps Gillian McKeith could turn into a crop circle and disappear with one of those wrinkle removing creams, surely she’s ‘worth it’?

  3. #3 by Marsh on July 30, 2009 - 13:33

    I would choose that thing that Stallone’s mum does, Rumpology:
    http://www.skepdic.com/rumpology.html
    Then again, I’ve always been an arse man…

  4. #4 by Gittins on July 30, 2009 - 15:09

    Remote viewing, so I can go to the cinema for free. Oh, who am I kidding? It would be the women’s changing room 24/7.

  5. #5 by Marsh on July 30, 2009 - 16:45

    I’d be surprised if anyone tops this comment. The MSS should just retire now!

  6. #6 by Andy on July 30, 2009 - 17:37

    Marsh :
    I would choose that thing that Stallone’s mum does, Rumpology:
    http://www.skepdic.com/rumpology.html
    Then again, I’ve always been an arse man…

    Yes man. We agree 🙂

  7. #7 by Chris H on August 1, 2009 - 21:43

    Am I the only one who thinks that Homeopathy is a great idea? If we could cure all illnesses with water then think of the savings for the NHS!

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