I’ve been reading an interesting blog called Thinking Is Real recently. This is a skeptical blog featuring some good posts including a couple which seek to answer the questions:
It also gives a lot of coverage to a reality tv show called “The One”. This is a contest type show where a group of so-called psychics are competing, with one eliminated each week, for the title “Australia’s Most Gifted Psychic”. The blogger’s analysis and review of this show and the actions of the so-called psychics is very illuminating, particularly the post which links to a video posting by a member of the show’s audience who was ‘read’ by one of the ‘psychics’ and was less than impressed with the outcome.