A Conversation for The History of Dowsing

Dowsing doesn't work

Post 1


Anyone who can successfully detect *anything* under controlled conditions using only dowsing can, in a very short space of time and with very little effort, make one million US dollars from James Randi.


Many have tried. ALL have failed.

That's all the evidence I need that this practice simply doesn't work.

Dowsing doesn't work

Post 2


We should be skeptical, but it doesn't do us any good to be too cynical. The prize is impressive, but one must feel it's worth the bother and have a need to prove something to go after it.

It could be that some dowsers just got lucky, a statistical tale on the luck bell-curve; but they could have instinctively understood more about geology than they realised. Or, they could have truly felt something that was not 100% repeatable.

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