Someone had the radio on last Sunday and I overheard Jimmy Licauco spouting off inanities and pseudoscientific bosh yet again (that seems to be his life-purpose). Besides the hynpotherapy psychobabble he was promoting, this aging meathead repeated yet again the urban legend that we use only 10% of our brain. This was a standard line in the Silva Method classes (Licauco was a Silva lecturer before his rift with that org). After a quarter of a century he still has not a clue that he's been spreading rank disinformation with this memetic virus (should we order General Lumibao to take over his show then?)
Unrelated to the above Jimmy took a beating on The New England Skeptical Society's February 8 podcast. In an article of his Licauco claimed that paranormal phenomena are outside the compass and competence of science to investigate. And yet in the very same piece he name-drops and provides purportedly scientific studies that he says lend support to the existence of the paranormal. What was so egregious is that Jimmy was completely oblivious to the fact that he was utterly contradicting himself in his own article. If the paranormal is outside the purview of science then no scientific study will ever confirm or refute the paranormal, and therefore presenting scientific evidence would be futile and contradicts the very epistemological principle he offered. Licauco wants to have his cake and eat it too (maybe illogic is the rule in never-never land). And as if that weren't bad enough Jimmy gets hit by a double whammy when we take a look at the evidence that he used to shore up his belief in the paranormal. These studies have all been scrutinized a long time ago and found to be flawed! The conclusions from them are as real as the 10% myth.
Will Licauco ever reach enlightenment? Not if Jimmy continues to use only 10% of his grey matter.
Seriously though, I pity his audience. Pseudoscientists ought to be kept away from microphones, printing presses, and the Net. As if we don't have enough nonsense out there corrupting our intellect, we have the likes of Licauco enthusiastically and cluelessly giving their thumbs up to all these claptrap...and adding to them.