Complicated biological machine
- Dec 16, 2014
- Pennsylvania, USA
Dowsing is a form of divination, which is an occult practice.Who said anything about occult practices? One day you may change your mind and check out Reddish's work, until then you could check out the autobiography of Evelyn Penrose:
Penrose, E. Adventure Unlimited, 1958
She was a professional dowser who made a very good living locating valuable mineral deposits for big corporations. And as I mentioned before, geologists in Russia routinely employ dowsing in their work (indeed, most go on to take a course in dowsing after graduating).
I'm sure one of the major astronomers of the 20th Century would have been amused at your claim that he was dealing in the occult!
I'm not going to change my mind by reading about it from promoters, considering anecdotal tales after centuries have failed to show it works. I'm certainly not going to waste my time on an imaginative bio. That's now how reliable knowledge is formed. This promotion of dowsing is reflective of a belief system, not a scientific process. I will take a hard pass. It's up to the dedicated proponents to come up with something better than stories and effort for people to try it and fool themselves.