I’m not interested in debating Morris: he’s mentally ill and it would be a good thing in my view if others stopped baiting him and if he was banned (Handy style) from posting about Randi.
However, this postconcerns me.
Whenever dowsing (or similar) comes up, someone says a reason they don’t believe there is any substance to it is because if there were, someone would have won Randi’s prize. Whatever you think of Randi’s prize, it’s existence and what it implies is at the very least a fair point to bring up. Then of course Morris arrives and launches into his bizarro Randi bashing crusade which usually results in the thread getting locked.
It would be grossly wrong if it became impossible to mention something as pertinent as Randi’s challenge in the linked thread (or indeed in effect on the board) because it causes one of our local loonies to start a screaming match so loud it drowns out sensible debate. As you will see from the linked post, Morris delights in the idea that simply by being a jerk every time Randi’s challenge is mentioned he can effectively censor Randi’s challenge out of the debate.
The guy needs to be shut down on this issue.