I've used a standard question to throw voodoo spooks when they start babbling excessively for many years now (so long I can't cite the original idea) -

Why aren't there any psychics barred from casinos ?

Surely, if casinos can instantly spot and eject card counters, it shouldn't be too hard to deal with psychics ?

More recently, I've come up with another one -

Why don't professional dowsers volunteer their services to clear third world landmine fields ? Not enough faith ? Or do they simply not care for humanitarian work ?

Anybody have any other ideas ? This would be useful for atheist-fu when dealing with nutjobs.

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Comment by Louis on November 20, 2009 at 10:22pm
Why aren't fortune tellers warning murder victims?
Comment by Louis on November 20, 2009 at 10:17pm
Why aren't remote viewers looking for kidnapped children?
Comment by unholyroller on June 19, 2009 at 9:31pm
MWAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA....Good one, Felch!
Comment by Little Name Atheist on June 19, 2009 at 4:48am
Stalking stuffers, Judith? Heh.
Comment by Gecko, Seth...brother of Richie! on June 19, 2009 at 2:27am
Similar to Sagan's baloney detector, Grogan bullshit in your face phrases. I'm gonna use them, nest time I run into one of these nut jobs.
Comment by Фелч Гроган on June 19, 2009 at 1:53am
Reward: A bucket and a scoop for your next of kin.
Comment by unholyroller on June 18, 2009 at 11:52pm
The dowser idea is a hoot! Why don't you throw out a world-wide challenge?? You could even offer a reward for the most land mines detected by dowsing. Make it a great big one. It's not like anyone will actually collect.
Comment by unholyroller on June 18, 2009 at 11:48pm
"Just how many times have your prayers been answered? How's that working out for you?"
Comment by Фелч Гроган on June 18, 2009 at 10:25pm
Their answer is usually along the lines that you can't use your powers for personal gain.

Clearing landmines is not "personal gain" - it should be looked on approvingly by the spirits.
Comment by Joey on June 18, 2009 at 5:59pm
Cliff: Yeah, I've tried that one. Their answer is usually along the lines that you can't use your powers for personal gain. I guess they figured John Edwards, Sylvia Browne, etc all work for free. That or it's a variation of the "Everyone's a fraud but me" defense.

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