|Joe Kelley wrote:
I do not know of any other method of unmasking charlatanism than through inquiry, whether by yourself, or from observing his response to someone else’s intelligent inquiry. How the person responds to inquiry settles the matter of whether they are merely a fool or they are indeed a true charlatan.
To explain the phenomenon that underlies the methodology, complex and poorly understood terminology is used, relying on concepts whose existence has not been proven; often the rationale is simply a collection of unrelated scientific terms.
Theoretically, one could be limited to this criterion. Any modern method of real-world diagnosis can be explained as simply as possible. Not everyone can do it: simplification is also a skill. But it is possible in principle. Protein electrophoresis, MRI, ECG can all be explained briefly, using the conceptual apparatus of school biology course.
Let's make a small experiment and try to explain X-ray diagnosis. If electrons are greatly accelerated and then sharply slowed down, e.g. by a glass obstacle, powerful radiation with very good penetrating power will be produced. It can pass through body tissues as well: through dense tissues less so, through those filled with air more so. If you put a part of the body between the light source and the photographic plate you will get an image in which the bones will appear light (they trap the radiation) and the lungs or the intestine will appear dark (they have almost no loss of radiation passing through).
And here is a quote describing the principle of operation of one of the pseudo-diagnostic devices: "The apparatus functions based on the principle of amplifying the initiating signal in the decay of metastable structures. Magnetic moments of molecular currents of impurity centres of the brain cortex nerve cells under the influence of an external electromagnetic field lose their initial orientation, due to which the spin structures of delocalized electrons are disordered, which causes unstable metastable states in them, the disintegration of which plays the role of an initiating signal amplifier". As they say, feel the difference. It is impossible to read even to the end at the first attempt, let alone to understand and retell in your own words.[url][/url]