Psorry tale of psychic Psimon

August 17, 2007

The Times Higher's article last week about the study of parapsychology - psi - in UK universities certainly raised some eyebrows. Among more than 100 comments left by bloggers after The Guardian followed up the story (many attacking the "psi-chotic" "psimpletons" involved in its study) was this contribution from "cynicalsteve": "Psimple Psimon claimed last night/ To have the gift of psecond psight/ I challenged him to prove his claim/And pso we played a fateful game/ By thought alone, he made me fly/ Convinced the barmaid he was I/He guessed the cards held in my hand/ And, finally, he let me land/ Impressed, I paid him what I owed/ And followed him into the road/ He failed to pspot the pspeeding car: a/ Crash! Poor Psimon: Psayonara."

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