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Are Ghosts Real? Science Says No-o-o-o


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Poll: Do you believe ghosts are real? (78 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you believe ghosts are real?

  1. Yes (53 votes [67.95%])

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  2. No (25 votes [32.05%])

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#61    JesseCuster

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:42 PM

View PostSweetpumper, on 04 February 2013 - 08:31 PM, said:

Your mommy and daddy might have told you there are no such things as ghosts.  But nearly half the country thinks otherwise.  A HuffPost/YouGov poll shows that 45 percent of Americans believe in ghosts, or that the spirits of dead people can come back in certain places and situations.

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And do you think the fact that a belief is popular is a good reason to agree with it?  I tend not to believe things simply because a lot of other people believe it.

By your own logic, 55% don't believe in ghosts, therefore it would be more sensible to agree that there is no such thing as ghosts.  Which of course makes no sense.

Edited by Archimedes, 05 February 2013 - 12:42 PM.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:09 PM

It's not my logic.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 05:26 PM

It's not logic at all.

What was your point then?  Simply to state the obvious fact that a lot of people believe in ghosts?

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 05:31 PM

Yep.  Just happened across it and posted it.

"At it's most basic level, science is supposed to represent the investigation of the unexplained, not the explanation of the uninvestigated." - Hunt for the Skinwalker

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 05:44 PM

View Post_Only, on 05 February 2013 - 03:13 AM, said:

Now we wait to learn. I'll put 7 dollars of my own against yours, standing at the opposite viewpoint (that the mind is the only real thing).

I've been waiting for many disappointing decades and nothing significant has happened other than cable shows like "Celebrity Ghost Stories".


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:02 PM

I don't think you read the last part of the sentence. No celebrity ghost shows have attempted to tackle completely mapping out consciousness, as far as I know.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:53 PM

View PostSakari, on 02 February 2013 - 03:22 AM, said:

And not one shred of convincing evidence from any of them.....

Uh Huh! Sakari, haven't you seen all the Orb video's and pictures? HOW would you explain that?!?! Or, what about the plethora of scientific evidence found on youtube?!?! ALL those video's are real! :tu:


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:28 PM

View Post_Only, on 05 February 2013 - 06:02 PM, said:

I don't think you read the last part of the sentence. No celebrity ghost shows have attempted to tackle completely mapping out consciousness, as far as I know.

Which ghost show does that? There are so damn many of them now I can't keep track of them.


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:33 AM

I've seen a ghost so there is no way I would believe these scientists.  They often backtrack on what they have said anyway.  They have no solid evidence they don't exist just their theories.


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:03 AM

View PostHilander, on 06 February 2013 - 12:33 AM, said:

I've seen a ghost... <snip> ...
You don't say ! ! !

Edited by Archimedes, 06 February 2013 - 02:04 AM.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:35 AM

View PostHilander, on 06 February 2013 - 12:33 AM, said:

I've seen a ghost so there is no way I would believe these scientists.  They often backtrack on what they have said anyway.  They have no solid evidence they don't exist just their theories.

The question is then who you are going to believe. Are you going to trust what you saw and interpret it yourself? Or trust others to tell you did or didn't see? You already know the answer to that, though. This was more directed, erm, indirectly, to the post above.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:43 AM

Having spent much of my life reading about many alleged hauntings from all over the world, and all down the ages, and having also known several people who claim to have seen things of this nature, I am sure that there is some real phenomenon here that is worth looking into.  However, the problem for me is determining what the nature of that phenomenon is.  Is it supernatural, psychological, or some kind of space-time phenomenon?  I am sure that with more resources and dedication, a more proper and serious scientific study could be conducted in this area, which might actually yield some better and more definitive answers, but I won't hold my breath waiting for that to happen.  In the meantime, I would say that I believe ghosts are real, but have absolutely no idea of what they actually are.


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:41 AM

View PostHilander, on 06 February 2013 - 12:33 AM, said:

I've seen a ghost so there is no way I would believe these scientists.  They often backtrack on what they have said anyway.  They have no solid evidence they don't exist just their theories.

A lot of words where "I don't understand science" would have sufficed.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:40 PM

If you could come back as a ghost, when i die there is going to be a haunted hammock under a palm tree in the bahamas, who would want to hang around an old derilect building all day!


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:47 PM

I don't wanna be no ghost!  You can't eat or drink or have sex, you can just barely move things and then they usually tip over, all you can do is make funny noises and groan.





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