Danny, the Champion of the World

I'm somewhat skeptical about skepticism (debunking supernatural claims). Skeptics mostly choose easy targets and preach to the choir. They rarely investigate why people believe in crop circles and aural photography, and never debunk the most powerful people to thrive on logical nonsequiturs and smokescreens: advertisers and politicians.

Here to connect politics with mumbo-jumbo is "Danny" (Danijel Šmid), a fortuneteller on late night Slovenian television, who uses his own (presumably not full) deck of cards. He's also a mayoral candidate for Slovenia's capital Ljubljana. Imagine if he'd win, though: to predict crimes, economic crises etc, he just flips a few cards!

Posted by cronopio at 01:45 PM, April 19, 2006