I am a woman born 1949 and my quest is to find a mindmate
to grow old together as a mutually devoted couple
in a relationship based upon the
egalitarian rational commitment paradigm
bonded by intrinsic commitment
as each other's safe haven and secure basis.

The purpose of this blog is to enable the right man
to recognize us as reciprocal mindmates and
to encourage him to contact me:

The entries directly concerning,
who could be my mindmate,
are mainly at the beginning.
If this is your predominant interest,
I suggest to read this blog in the same order
as it was written, following the numbers.

I am German, therefore my English is sometimes faulty.

Maybe you have stumbled upon this blog not as a potential match.
Please wait a short moment before zapping.

Do you know anybody, who could be my mindmate?
Your neighbour, brother, uncle, cousin, colleague, friend?
If so, please tell him to look at this blog.
While you have no reason to do this for me,
a stranger, maybe you can make someone happy, for whom you care.

Do you have your own webpage or blog,
which someone like my mindmate to be found probably reads?
If so, please mention my quest and add a link to this blog.

Friday, February 18, 2011

247. Puzzling Gullibility

Puzzling Gullibility

A few days ago I talked on the phone with someone, who told me about how his neighbour had found water, allegedly due to the help of a dowser.    So I told him about the experiments done by Randi, of which the result was that dowsers did not have any more success than was to be expected by statistical probability.    I told him about the million dollar price for anybody, who could proof the validity of dowsing.    His belief was unshakable.    There was one dowser, and one farmer happening to find water at the spot indicated by the dowser, and for him, it was not a coincidence, but the ultimate proof.   
If that guy had been a high school drop out, who never had a chance to even hear about scientific methods, I would not be puzzled.      
But that guy is someone with a degree in physics.     I doubt that I would be even capable to get that.    Yet he believes the weirdest nonsense, that I only laugh at.   Maybe he was already developing dementia.