Monday, October 09, 2017

Lili's disappointment for the day


I'm disappointed but not surprised to see that Derek Amato has been featured in a TV doco series that has just started on SBS, The world's most extraordinary people, which is apparently hosted by a real doctor, English surgeon Gabriel Weston, who is also a writer and BBC Two host. A doctor and two reputable TV channels look like fools.
http://www.sbs.com.au/guide/article/2017/09/27/meet-people-who-are-unlike-anyone-else-world

http://www.sbs.com.au/guide/channel/SBS#/program/16212839

Amato is one of an unending collection of supposed "acquired savants" in the fashion of the questionable Daniel Tammet (formerly Daniel Corney). In my ebook about Tammet you can find chapters about many interesting people who have, or who claim to have, extraordinary abilities or talents. Some of those people are genuinely astounding in their achievements, while there's ample evidence that many others have made up stories and taken scientists, publishers and journalists for a ride. Derek Amato one of the world's most extraordinary people? I think not.





2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Lili - insane...I guess he starts to believe it after a while...the kind of idea that if you repeat a lie often enough then you can start to believe it.....check out this link...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_q0c720Py9I

It is shameful that decent audience members who seem like they have great skills appear to be duped by his whole charade....

...the show will go on!

Lili Marlene said...

Yes, the mumbo-jumbo show will go on, but the bit that I'll never get accustomed to is the supposedly respectable, mainstream scientists and even medical doctors who promote bad science as laughable as anything that we've seen from the alt med end of the sanity spectrum, and the silence of all those scientists who always knew it was nonsense.

So many videos of DT on YouTube, and so many of them that I've never even seen yet! No doubt same old shit translated into different languages.