Questions About Dowsing For Water

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On Jun 23, 4:23 am, snipped-for-privacy@milmac.com (Doug Miller) wrote:

Or perhaps you could read what I have written where I said they have failed me?
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In other words... IT DOESN'T WORK. When you "succeeded" the obvious explanation is that you ALREADY KNEW where the item was.
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On Jun 23, 3:31 pm, snipped-for-privacy@milmac.com (Doug Miller) wrote:

My God! You finally read and _understood_ at least a few of my posts. About damn time.
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Oh, get off it, Harry. You've been saying all along that it works, and I've been saying all along that it doesn't.
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No, Harry, the BS is coming from you. Here's your first post:
"I often wonder if any of the skeptics have actually tried using a couple bent wires. They work for me but I don't base any decisions on what they inidicate without other evidence supporting them. From tests of a few neighbors, friedns and family it seems that they work for at least half of anyone who tries it."
No mention there of working only when there are clues, just the blanket statement "they work for me ... they work for at least half of anyone who tries it".
This was followed with a lot of "obviously you haven't tried it" directed at the skeptics.
In another post, you wrote "I have found things using them and I have had them fail." No mention there, either, of dowsing working only when there are clues. Just the blanket statement "I have found things using them."
And this: "The problem with that is they indicate in just one location. I can stand in one spot, sway back and forth and they cross/uncross. Take one step and they don't. Am I infulencing them? Not that I can tell and I have tried to tell if I am." No mention there of any external clues, Harry.
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On Jun 24, 11:28 am, snipped-for-privacy@milmac.com (Doug Miller) wrote:

So you admit you can't distinguish the difference between "working" in thesense of actually finding things and "working" in the sense of the rods moving? If you had actually paid attention to my posts you would see repeated statements where any "working" I refer to is speakign about the rods moving, not finding things.
But then you apparently are unable to understand anything that does not agree with your admant insistance that everyone but you is wrong.
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Doug Miller wrote:

the irrigation guys i used to work with certainly did NOT know where all the irrigation line were/are that they find regularly with this method.
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If you're so sure it works, why aren't you a millionaire?

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On Jun 24, 5:59 am, snipped-for-privacy@milmac.com (Doug Miller) wrote:

Have you a dictionary? Perhaps you could find some other words to vary your replies?
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Doug Miller wrote:

my father in law certainly did NOT know where the 1" iron line a quarter mile long from the spring up ontop the hill was when he had that old man come out and 'witch' it for him. dug down to the line the first time.
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There are multiple plausible explanations for that: a) the old man who 'witched' the line is the same guy that *installed* the line forty years before b) dumb luck c) get anywhere close and dig a big enough hole, and you're bound to hit it d) somebody's lying
The fact is that when "dowsing" is tested under controlled conditions, NOBODY has EVER demonstrated success at any rate greater than that expected by blind chance.
If you think you can do it, go get your million dollars.
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I dowsed a buried water line for a neighbor. I had never been on his place but I traced it from the spring to a stanpipe. Again there were clues that that was where it should be.
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Amen to that! I have found things using them and I have had them fail. Thus I remain a 'half-skeptic'
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The most obvious explanation is that -- by your own description -- you were out there _looking_for_something_. It's hardly surprising that you found something.
Again -- if you really believe in this stuff, just demonstrate it under controlled conditions, and you're an instant millionaire.
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On Mon, 22 Jun 2009 15:26:28 -0700 (PDT), " snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com"

Once again, someone who 100% successful in their witching just walks away from a million dollars. That's the reason I can't take your story seriously - you might be lying, deluded, or just lucky.
If someone told you that they had been playing 21 at the church Casino nights for the last 10 years and that they won virtually EVERY time wouldn't you find it strange that they refused to go to Las Vegas and clean up.
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