1. A good explanation would give reasons, or new information, about the power outage. Responses might be "because Hurricane Graham hit here yesterday," or "because the wiring is old and needs to be replaced." Any real reasons for a power outage would turn this weak explanation into a strong one.

2. In this case, the explanans have nothing to do with the explanadum. To make a good explanation, you would have to give relevant reasons as to why the CD player is not working, such as, "since my brother dropped it" or "since the batteries went dead."

The Art Of Cold Reading

The Art Of Cold Reading

Today I'm going to teach you a fundamental Mentalism technique known as 'cold reading'. Cold reading is a technique employed by mentalists and charlatans and by charlatan I refer to psychics, mediums, fortune tellers or anyone that claims false abilities that is used to give the illusion that the person has some form of super natural power.

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