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Uri Geller, bends a spoon by thought only. Do you have a scientific explination for that? Can your evolution explain that? Can your theory of evolution explain how 1 man can know what the other is thinking (telepathy)?

pwn, Utopia Temple Forums 33 Comments [2/1/2003 12:00:00 AM]
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Why yes, my theory says that Uri Geller is a fraud.

That was easy, wasn't it.

4/19/2007 3:44:45 AM

anti-nonsense

Uri Geller is a liar and a cheat, so are all the faith healers, channelers and other people that claim to have paranormal powers.

4/19/2007 4:03:50 AM

jo_27e

i believe that Uri put some acid on the spoon just between the head and the handle in order to soften it, then he stares at it and bends it with his thumb, thus convincing gullible fools that he has telekenetic powers.

as for telepathy, it is a complete scam and even if it were true you would need to look into neurology to find the answer, not evolutionary biology.

you fail miserably

4/19/2007 5:04:26 AM

Damn Yankee

More specifically, look into neural impants. A small RF device hooked into the speech and auditory centers would pass for telepathy, and it could run off the body's electric field to boot.

[EDIT]

Wait, what's with the backwards post sorting? Can I fix it?

4/19/2007 5:31:51 AM

Morpheus

1. The spoon is an easy trick, already debunked by a few people here.
2. The mind readee could be an accomplice or Uri could just be doing what fake psychics do and spouting bullshit and reading facial expressions.

There, now that wasn't so hard, was it?

4/19/2007 5:37:05 AM

Brian X

jo_27e:

He doesn't need any chemical of any sort. Most spoons have a weak point where the bowl meets the handle, and all he has to do is distract the audience just enough to get some leverage on that weak point. He then covers the spoon with both hands, and separates them to reveal the bend. Done properly, it can look like the bend is being put there as the audience watches.

Geller was an amateur magician before he was a \"psychic\" and was ratted out by Johnny Carson on the Tonight Show well over thirty years ago. I can't even begin to comprehend why there are still Geller believers out there when virtually every one of his \"feats\" can be duplicated with the sort of sleight of hand you can learn from a book. (He is granted a small amount of dubious leeway by magicians, who consider him one of their own albeit a Dark Sider, but they apparently don't think too highly of his conjuring skills. If he didn't have the psychic gig going, he'd be a nobody whipping quarters out of someone's ear.)

4/19/2007 5:38:04 AM

Brian X

Oh, and as for the telepathy -- Geller and his partner, Shipi Strang (who is also Geller's brother-in-law) have been doing their thing since summer camp in the 60s in Israel. They've been doing it for forty years plus -- after all that time, they've pretty much got the \"telepathy\" thing down.

4/19/2007 5:41:26 AM

Beccs

Yeah, Uri Geller is a fraud!

4/19/2007 6:25:25 AM

David B.

\"Uri Geller, bends a spoon by thought only. Do you have a scientific explination for that? Can your evolution explain that?\"

Yes, you see there was once a very agressive species of spoon shaped predator that swarmed on the prehistoric plains of Africa and threatened to wipe out early Man. Unfortunately their tough, rigid hides made them impervious to our ancestors' weapons.

Things looked grim until a small mutation allowed some individuals to grasp the spooniraptors between thumb and forefinger and mentally weaken their armour enough to break their backs. Obviously, this evolutionary advantage soon spread and within a hundred or so generations the spooniraptors were complete extinct.

With the selective pressure gone, the ability began to dissipate under genetic drift and today only a few rare individuals like Geller still possess it.

4/19/2007 12:26:50 PM

Grungust

...And...And... Can they explain how David Blaine floats? Or how Sigfried and Roy do... Uh... Whatever it is that they do?!

4/19/2007 12:50:05 PM

WestWind

There is no spoon. He is the only thing that bends.

>_> <_<

4/19/2007 1:10:38 PM

Katsuro

Uri Geller has been shown to be a fraud. THere;s a not-too-hard-to-find video clip of him on some show where you can clearly see him bending the spoon (with his hands I mean). And as far as I'm aware no one has ever been able to scientifically prove telepathic abilities. If they had I'm sure It'd would be big, big news.

4/19/2007 8:09:04 PM

szenah

DY, I've noticed the out-of-position posts, too. I think the system puts a new post into a spot where one was deleted.

The posts are not in numerical order.

4/19/2007 8:27:30 PM

Skeptical

WestWind - there is no spoon! Best answer ever.

I don't know how this quote is fundie (unless his other posts show him to be one - I noticed he uses Pascal's wager as a sig line, which isn't too smart) but what's even crazier is why in HECK would a fundamentalist Christian use the paranormal to prove...creationism? How does that work? Nevermind that we know Uri Geller is completely debunked and JREF has pretty much debunked telepathy and psychics, etc., but for a supposed Christian to use the occult as evidence for God?? That's truly, truly crazy and very stupid.

4/19/2007 8:51:20 PM

Laurel

Uri Geller? If that's the best you've got, Christianity is certainly on borrowed time. Sleight of hand is easily explained by science.

4/19/2007 9:15:45 PM

MoE

There is no spoon. =)

3/18/2008 1:28:02 AM

Darwin

Uri Geller + anti-evolution fundie = brain implosion

I need a pint of Scotch.

3/18/2008 2:21:24 AM

dirtyape

I must have missed the slashdot article that mentioned science now explains everything.

Off course your bable has an entire chapter dedicated to spoon bending... no wait... covered by the "all answer" - god done it?

Or are spoon bending demons at work? In which case Satan done it and the guy should probably stop using under arm deodorant.

3/18/2008 2:25:30 AM

Jake Steel

evolution no, but Randi can!

3/18/2008 5:34:14 AM

Canadiest

It's a trick. Commonly known by amatuers today. Duh. No real magic.

You made me say Duh. You happy now?

3/21/2008 9:49:16 PM

Jack Hunter

Filthy mutie bastards!

3/21/2008 10:21:35 PM

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4/15/2008 1:11:09 PM

PlushZombie

I learned that magic trick when I was eight. Damn, I coulda gone far with it.

4/15/2008 1:57:50 PM

Hasher

Prove he can do it, then we'll argue about how!

4/15/2008 2:30:58 PM

Jack Bauer

Professional magicians/illusionists can reproduce all of Uri Geller's feats on stage.

4/15/2008 5:23:04 PM
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