I am a skeptic, which means I demand some sort of evidence when I am asked to accept something as either true or likely to be true. Most rational people work this way in their every day lives, however many drop this basic function and willingly accept claims of supernatural beings, ghosts or dubious claims of alternative medicine without regard for actual testable evidence. Without getting into the nuts and bolts of skeptical thinking, I just want to relate an observation (admittedly anecdotal) that a majority of musicians are extremely un-skeptical of most magical claims. From ESP and palm reading to spirits and angels, the vast number of musicians I know seem very willing to believe these things true despite the overwhelming lack of any testable evidence. Please chime in and share your thoughts.