Arrant nonsense

It’s easy to miss Jeremy Paxman and BBC’s Newsnight. His evisceration of the huckster behind Brain Gym is a classic. You can watch it at about 35 minutes into last night’s program. First he calls in “arrant nonsense” and then he goes on to point to “idiotic statements”. Here’s Prospect’s summary:

A wide-eyed mumbo-jumbo spouting Californian would-be guru like Dennison was always going to prove easy fodder for the likes of Paxman; and so it proved. “Can you just explain what a brain button is, please?” Paxman began, feigning interest, before having fun with Dennison’s wackier claims—among them, the belief that the human body is “electrical” and that “processed foods do not contain water.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *