Sunday, April 06, 2008

Not licensed to sell spirits

This delights me. ‘Psychics’ and ‘mediums’ are going to be subject to new consumer protection laws:

Promises to raise the dead, secure good fortune or heal through the laying on of hands are all at risk of legal action from disgruntled customers. Spiritualists say they will be forced to issue disclaimers, such as 'this is a scientific experiment, the results of which cannot be guaranteed'.

Except, of course, that both parts of that disclaimer are false: séances and the like aren’t scientific experiments, and the (lack of) results can be guaranteed.

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