Personal experience has highlighted this when a water bore contractor used the system and did not find water. He said that he would have to drill deeper and I would pay for it. I waved the contract at him and said there is no mention of a surcharge in this - you guaranteed to find water.
The claim of 80 per cent accuracy is not true. It is based on heresay and after the fact selection of results. It is like ghosts and life after death. There is no scientific proof that these are real.
The main use of divining is to locate water. As former chief of CSIRO Land and Water John Williams says, “We know where the water is. The trouble is there isn’t much of it." Dr Larry Marshall is a trained scientist. He should know better suggesting dousing. Does he believe that the moon is made of cheese?
✴ Science by Ty Buchanan ✴