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Chapter 5, Pg. 188-190 - Extrasensory Perception,

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Chapter 5, Pg. 188-190 - Extrasensory Perception, "Science and the Paranormal"

February 23, 2004

An ad for the infamous psychic, Miss. Cleo, plays across my television screen. She claims she can read my mind, predict my future, and give me advice on how to live my life. And, best of all, the first five minutes of my reading are free! My logical self tells me that Miss. Cleo is nothing but a scam for money; I mean come on, no one can read a person's mind - especially over the telephone! Then again, my curiosity sets in and I wonder, "Well, it's free, what's the harm in trying? What if Miss. Cleo really is a psychic?" But like usual, my logic wins and I'm left to wonder about Miss. Cleo and her "abilities".

Amid the recent news of lawsuits against Miss. Cleo, one in particular filled by the Federal Trade Commission, America finds out that yes, Miss. Cleo is a fraud. She scams customer's money by keeping them on hold for the first five minutes, and then charges ridiculous amounts of money for

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