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The REALL News
"It's a very dangerous thing to believe in nonsense."
Selling Irrationality at a Holistic Health Fair
by David BloombergI dressed as inconspicuously as possible, wearing jeans, a Star Wars T-shirt, and a Blackhawks jacket. But it didnt matter I still stuck out like a sore thumb.
I was at the Holistic Health Fair (April 24, Signature Inn, Springfield) and I cant remember the last time I felt like such a fish out of water, gasping for breath (not so much a breath of oxygen, but one of rationality). I was almost certainly the only skeptic there, but that wasnt why I stuck out (contrary to their claims, I doubt any of them could read my mind and know of my REALL affiliation). I was also almost the only man there (at least during the time I attended). The booths were staffed completely by women, with the exception of one husband-wife team; women made up almost all the attendees as well (I saw one man, who came with his significant other).More