“Our underlying interest is not the paranormal per se, but the larger topics and issues such as how our beliefs in such things arise, how our minds work to deceive us, how we think, how our critical thinking capabilities can be improved.” (Loxton 2007)
In the end,
- We can decrease the total number of scams and help clear up confusions.
- We can reduce the total amount of harm suffered by victims and potential victims.
- We can make things less profitable or more difficult for specific kinds of scam artists." (Loxton 2007)