Agreed. And Slashdot's 9/11 article was excellent. The comments provided, in aggregate, excellent, up-to-date, and accurate information, and additionally Slashdot was one of the few sites that stayed up all day that day.
Have you ever had a practicing or former Scientologist attempt to prove the efficacy of auditing, or any other practice from Scientology? If so, how did it go?:) If not, how might you go about testing and debunking it?
I seem to recall reading in the Security Question comments how Battle.net's system was excellent. That portion of it may have been, and they seem to be responding well to this, but the timing is interesting.
Something that takes as it's input random psychological output from many sources does well at predicting the performance of a system that takes as it's input random psychology? Makes sense, actually. The stock market isn't always governed by rational decision making. What they seem to be attempting is to cut out trying to evaluate the rationality of people's though processes, but just observing them. The danger here is that if enough people behave stupidly, this thing might enhance that through it's transactions and the resultant feedback, but that's a danger of any system.