XKCD hits the sweet spot

This web comic strip from XKCD struck a chord in the skeptics community.

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The Bad Astronomer Phil Plait says it’s why we love XKCD, Rebecca at Skepchick posted it and PZ Myers at Pharyngula would wear it on a t-shirt.

No surprise there. No-one has claimed James Randi‘s million dollars.

Personally I think Larry Niven has it right when he states in his fifth law:

Psi and/or magical powers, if real, are nearly useless.

If that were not true; then natural selection would have given people with such powers an edge, evolution would have run it’s course and everyone would have such powers.

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