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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk
So are you suggesting that "witching" as you put it only works up to a few hundred feet below ground? Otherwise how are you supposed to tell if you are getting a reading for water 10 feet underground versus 1000 feet?
Also, you say that it is more complicated than it sounds. How so? What is complicated about it?
I mean it sounds to me like you are using topography details to locate water and then using your "hits" to correlate the two while discarding hits where topography doesn't suggest water should be underneath. After all, even you admit it won't work on a sand dune in the desert.
originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: Krazysh0t
Well, you just called a lot of people liars on here. I'm guessing you're not a very popular fellow.
Keep on believing.
originally posted by: Wayfarer
Dousing Failed the Randi Challenge
Why do folks believe it when it can't be proven?
I can. I gave an outline for an experiment. And there have been a number of them conducted which follow that outline as well as others. They come up empty. Results no better than chance, even with "verified" dowsers.
Phage, I get where you're coming from on this, but how do you really conduct a scientific test where so much human intervention is involved?
I truly do understand your doubt, and from a scientific perspective it is warranted, but I honestly can't figure out a way to test it truly objectively in, as you say, a double blind study. I just can't.
originally posted by: halfoldman
And yeah, held those simple L-shaped wires (like an old clothes-hanger), and by Odin, they turned downwards in my hands!