>I visited a factory making dowsing rods near Cambridge about 25 years ago.
>Bent copper wire in short lengths of pastic pipe. Owner said hold these and
>walk across the floor of the workshop with your eyes shut, they will cross
>when you are above the crack in the floor. Sure enough they did, but was it
>in response to his suggestion?
Dowsing isn't scientific and trying to measure it scientifically
is barking up the wrong tree. The above snip suggests, rightly
IMO, that something as nebulous and unmeasurable as suggestion
can make metal move and if that's so then perhaps something as
material and measurable as water can too.
Like anything else, if someone is demonstratively good at what
they do then there's no harm in letting them do it when it's,
as someone else has said, non-invasive and non-damaging.
But if they're off on a banana, then best left alone!
Ley lines and so on are a way of people taking an interest in
the historic landscape and a great many ley enthusiasts are
responsible for conservation and so on so it's worth working
with rather than against them. And where they realign a maze
because their pendulums say it should be three feet to the
left, their hands should be cut off;)
Having watched geophys turn up very clear responses and on
digging, find nothing maybe we should be careful about suggsting
"Science Good, Not-Science Bad."
Enjoy the sun