Dowsing for Marijuana in High School Lockers

Imagine you are a high-school principal charged with keeping your students away from illegal drugs, at least during school hours. Trained dogs might be accurate, but they are too expensive. It takes too long to go through every single locker. What can you do? Buy a $900 dollar dowsing rod designed to find drugs! Pot heads, your days are numbered. This nugget of practical information comes from the video below (about a third of the way through). It turns out the dowsing rod will find drugs - if you keep opening lockers until you find them. ... The talk is by Skeptic Society founder Michael Shermer. Perhaps skeptics are just a source of resistance to new ideas, obsessed with ridding their lives from false positives. But I'll take $1 worth of skepticism over a $900 dowsing rod any day.

  1. How funny is it that I just saw this today as well and thought about posting it! I think he is very funny and def gets the point across.

    May 7th, 2007 at 10:20 pm
  2. You know, it’s funny but the day you posted this I had just seen this video as well (not on unsought!) and had thought to post it. I think it’s a great speech.

    S H Skuld
    May 8th, 2007 at 6:48 pm

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