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kriskraze
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About time.

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7354089.stm

The article is too long to reproduce here. There's also some interesting points made in the comments of the article. Note, the proposed law change would only apply to those that charge for services.
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Lol, you're a bit late, kris (see salsa's "They Didn't See This Coming" thread) but thanks for the info.

I guess we know one person who isn't really psychic, ;-)
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Surely it's not the psychics job to prove they ARE contacting the dead. More the specs job to prove their not. Just like its not my job to prove God exists. You should have to prove he/she doesn't.
Close your eyes. Open your senses.
entity
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The onus of proof is on the person who makes the claim to begin with.

- entity
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Quite right.

As a result of this new legal wrinkle, I wouldn't be surprised if UK psychics simply dropped the word, 'psychic,' and started calling themselves something like "Independent Life Advisors."
If their clients still call them psychic, they can simply shrug when the authorities ask them about it.
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Just like calling a hypnosis act, suggestion.
Tom Cutts
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Quote:
The onus of proof is on the person who makes the claim to begin with.

So, should those who claim something is false be under the onus of proving it?
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I think "onus" was misspelled. Smile
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Quote:
On 2008-04-18 21:03, entity wrote:
The onus of proof is on the person who makes the claim to begin with.

- entity


No Tom, not in the context above.
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