I get mail, too

Bloggers often highlight e-mail they get. I also get a bunch of loony stuff (and if it is not loony I try to respond, unless it is a medical question which I cannot ethically answer as I am not an MD, or a “do my homework for me” requests from students which I ignore) which ends up in Trash in nano-seconds. The loony stuff is soooo easy to recognize at first glance, there is no need to actually read that stuff and I am usually not compelled to use that kind of stuff as inspiration for blog posts. Just a waste of my time.
But what I got last night is something I just cannot help but wish to share with you because it is beyond loony. At first I thought it was a parody, the way it uses every quackery theme in the book. But it appears this is real. Yes, my friends, some people’s brains actually think this way – enjoy the laugh:

from Margaret McElroy
reply-to Margaret.Mcelroy.pe@gmail.com,
to coturnix@gmail.com,
date Jan 10, 2008 6:36 PM
subject For Immediate Release – Photon Energy to Peak in 2012
mailed-by netzero.net
Photon Energy to Peak in 2012
She says that people are finding there aren’t enough hours in the day because of something called the “Photon Energy” which peaks in 2012. “No, it’s not the end of the world, but it’s going to feel like it to many.” Who is she? Her name is Margaret McElroy, or Margaret M as she is known. An Australian now living in Seattle with her husband Alan, Margaret says “The Photon Energy is causing so many problems for people all around the world. We think there are 24 hours in the day, but really there are only about 6 – 8. So many people don’t have the time to do the things they plan each day. They go to the bank and, before they know it, it’s lunchtime. One more appointment when they should have had two or three, and it’s time for dinner!”
Scientists have long recognized that the Universe has been growing larger since its origin 13.7 billion years ago, but it was assumed the expansion should be slowing down due to the pull of gravity. In 1998, two teams of astrophysicists discovered that the expansion is actually speeding up. Scientists call it the “Dark Energy” because they have absolutely no clue as to what it is. Margaret said her friends in the world of spirit have told her it is called “Photon Energy,” a band of energy traveling the Universe that is speeding everything up.
Margaret also says the Photon Energy is causing many problems in the world today. It is compressing time, pressuring people, causing road rage, and bringing a lot of anger out. Metaphysically, it is designed to do just that – to bring out of humanity all the trapped energy that the majority on the Earth plane have, not only from this lifetime, but – as Margaret says – from previous lives. Margaret is renowned around the world for her accurate past-life readings both on radio and in person that tie in with people’s lives today. She is uncannily accurate if one listens to the radio show “The Sixth Sense” which is broadcast on WARM FM 106.9 HD3 in Seattle, KCAA 1050 AM in San Bernardino, California and also streamed and archived on http://www.contacttalkradio.com and http://www.kcaaradio.com. As soon as Margaret hears a person’s voice she tunes in to their energy and hones into a past life and the problem it is causing in their life today.
“If people understood the Photon Energy, many of them would feel better about their lives instead of thinking there is something wrong with them because they do not have enough hours in the day. I am not a scientist,” Margaret says, “but I do have the metaphysical reason for the phenomenon and, for those who have discovered what it is, it has created a great deal of relief in their lives.”
Margaret’s office is at 2260 152nd Ave. NE, Redmond, WA 98052. She can be contacted at (888) 644-3263, fax (888) 643-3593 or e-mail Margaret.Mcelroy.pe@gmail.com.

Perhaps this could be used in the classroom, training 1st grade kids in critical skills, starting with something easy to debunk like this one, before moving on to more sophisticated quackery and pseudoscience in higher grades.

One response to “I get mail, too

  1. If you’re serious about the education of the younger years (first grade and upwards), then you might like to check out the Philosophy in Schools program and the ongoing research – both for the primary years and now moving into secondary. ‘P4C’ programs are running in Australia and worldwide; a lot of research involves younger children:
    and the UNESCO report on P4C (with history):