Americans pride themselves on being scientifically sophisticated, and on living in the age of science.
Nothing could be further from the truth. To start, there are the massive sales of books about angels and by psychics. Seers and clairvoyants are televised daily across America on their own shows or on popular talk shows. I was stunned to observe a TV psychiatrist introduce psychic twins who proceeded to talk to audience members' dead relatives, diagnose illnesses, and generally express psychotic delusions. (And I thought Houdini had debunked this fraud for all time.)