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Some crazy for your Sunday

June 13, 2010

Those of you who can remember high-school physics will know that kinetic energy is the energy a body has due to its motion, or the work needed to accelerate a body of a given mass from rest to its current velocity. Not according to “psychic” and convicted fraud, Sylvia Browne, who defines it thusly in her latest book :

Kinetic energy is the unintentional, spontaneous manipulation of inanimate objects through no obvious physical means, causing its possessor to become kind of a hapless walking force field. There are several theories about what creates kinetic energy. And, of course, there are just as many skeptics who will swear it doesn’t exist at all, which I’d be happy to consider if I hadn’t witnessed it with my own eyes a few thousand times.

What? You see, Browne believes that your “kinetic energy” can can cause inanimate objects to be spontaneously manipulated without your volition.

(Hat tip to J-Walk Blog)

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  1. ArtK
    June 13, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Sounds like she’s confused kinetic energy with telekinesis. Nothing like compounding ignorance with stupidity (or is it the other way around?)

  2. June 14, 2010 at 2:36 am

    ArtK :
    Sounds like she’s confused kinetic energy with telekinesis. Nothing like compounding ignorance with stupidity (or is it the other way around?)

    You got there before me!

  3. Wes
    June 18, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    High school physics? Hell, I can remember the teacher explaining (in terms children can understand) the difference between kinetic energy and potential energy in grade school. Sylvia Brown must be either a colossal moron or so habituated to making shit up that she doesn’t give a damn what she says any more (or both).

  4. DLC
    June 30, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Brown just babbles whatever nonsense feels right at the time, knowing full well that the suckers will eat it up. Her marks pay over thousands of dollars for a few minutes of her time, and buy her books at a rate sufficient to keep her in money forever. It’s an incredible con, one I wish I could do myself. Except for those silly ethics… damn. speaking of con men, dateline had an item on James Ray last night. one of the victims of his “sweat lodge” said “there are plenty of other gurus out there — I’ll find one!” I found it hard to believe an adult could be so gullible.

  5. Marilyn
    July 3, 2010 at 5:33 am

    Kinetic energy is how I would describe how DNA is constructed, as well as universally breathtaking.

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