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Breaking it Down: How Americans are Special Pleading…..

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Taking a handicap spot

14%- “Of course doctors don’t think it works. You can’t expect to understand my healing powers with western science!”

21%- “God organized fossils that way to make it look like evolution is true…..as a test.”

25%- “My psychic abilities are always blocked whenever a skeptic is around.”

13%- “Recent high definition images of the surface of Mars don’t show any evidence of alien civilization because NASA is covering it all up!”

15%- “We haven’t found any physical remains of Bigfoot because it is an elusive creature and it is rare for fossils to form in the first place. So it is unreasonable to ask for that kind of proof that Bigfoot exists.”

12%- “Other researchers may be easily fooled but I have over thirty years experience in investigating ghostly visitations. I can tell the difference between a hoax and the real thing.”

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Written by skepticpedi

May 8, 2009 at 6:22 pm

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  1. What are the percentages based on?

    Geek Goddess

    May 11, 2009 at 12:20 pm

  2. Absolutely nothing other than collectively adding up to 100. This was my version of what they do at The Onion with their statshots, with mine consisting of things that people actually say. I could have gone with a top ten list as well but just like this format better. I did a bunch of these at my old blog.

    http://knudsensnews.blogspot.com/search?q=%22breaking+it+down%22

    skepticpedi

    May 11, 2009 at 12:50 pm


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