A follow-up from our investigative reports desk

A year and a half ago I made fun of the Karma Chip. The chip is said by its creator to heal miraculously with its presence.

The scam itself is unremarkable. My dogma ate it.

The post has had great follow-ups. Its inventor replied to the post himself in defense and got an unsympathetic response.

Another commentor remarked that two good things have come out of Yorkshire and that this is not one of them. There has been one endorsement of the chip, and another ambiguous one that links to the Museum of Hoaxes.

Finally today one very annoyed andy2020 responded with a great story about the road show for this thing. Thanks, Andy. Wow.

As for karmasingh, I don’t think he’s a very nice person. Really, not at all.


(former head of the Humane Society, Michael Fox, once said in a conversation with Caroline:) We humans have far more in common socially with wolves than we do with apes, and that wolves don’t determine leadership based on dominance, but on charisma. And in wolf culture, charisma is measured by who initiates play best. Not just play, initiates “let’s go hunting,” etc. as well, but “play” is at the top of the list. And we can tell the wolf leader within ten days of birth, because it’s the pup with the lowest resting heart-beat. The calmest and the most imaginatively dynamic (what late ally Kurt Vonnegut would have called “the wampeter,”) – now, that’s a leadership criterion for which I could root. Especially if we syncretize it with goose leadership: the lead goose always rotates. The charismatic wise wolf part of ourselves passes the baton to teammates, as we all circulate between back-stage and on-stage.


It’s… full of dumb…