Another example that education is failing at all levels to teach critical thinking to students.
Ohio University students showed up in hordes to take a peek into their futures Thursday evening.
Several psychics sat down in Baker Ballroom from 4-8 p.m. for a Psychic Fair organized by the Campus Involvement Center, while winding lines of students waited to be seen.
Everything from rune stone and fingerprint reading to palm reading and tarot cards was available.
Many students seemed satisfied with their readings, and in some cases, even astounded by their accuracy.
There was one slightly skeptical quote at the end of this piece noticing that it’s for entertainment. But what was the point of this fair? Was it appropriate at the school? If people go in unprepared to spot the psychological ploys used in such displays, they may come away more likely to believe there is something to it. Or at least they may be intrigued enough to spend money on such services (even for “fun”) at some future date. Is it just me who finds this disturbing in many ways?