Crispian has compiled a list of the number of iPhone apps that cater to the religious/pseudoscientific.
Here’s a taste of it:
Astrology – 65 Apps
Tarot Cards – 61 Apps
Psychic – 60 Apps
Fortune Telling – 41 Apps
Voodoo – 41 Apps
Numerology – 32 Apps
Palm Reading – 28 Apps
Ouija – 15 Apps
Dowsing -1 App
My concern is that these apps are being made because people are downloading them and some are taking them seriously. And I can’t imagine all these are free… so people are paying for iPhone “Tarot cards,” as if they weren’t fake enough to begin with.
(An iPhone dowsing app? Really?)
You know what would sell to atheists? An app in which you type in the name of an alcoholic beverage… Then, Christopher Hitchens‘ face appears, with a moving mouth, and tells you the ingredients in that drink.
I want royalties when that gets made.