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The EM-Power Disc

The EM-Power Disc is an aluminum disc suitable for wearing around the neck that can "help" with any physical, emotional, mental or spiritual problem, according to those who sell it. All you have to do is utter a few words when you wear the disc and "your body will respond and correct energy blockages are released." It is said to be "the only mechanism in existence that can allow you to communicate and interact with your body, mind and spirit."

It has been scientifically tested by asking people on the street to try it out. They all agreed that it worked. What more proof could a skeptical person want? Also, the disc is not a stand alone item. It is part of EM-Power Therapy, which aims at bringing about world peace and helping everybody with everything.

You can purchase the disc for about £25.00. This may seem like a lot of of money for something that probably costs less than a dollar to make, but remember that the profits will be spent on making this a better world. You could get the same results by cutting out a disc from a discarded soda can, drilling a hole in it, and tying it around your neck.

See also magical thinking, placebo effect, subjective validation, and confirmation bias.

further reading

reader comments

Carroll, Robert Todd. (2003). The Skeptic's Dictionary: A Collection of Strange Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions, and Dangerous Delusions. Wiley and Sons.





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