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#1    lestatdelioncourt

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 01:57 AM

What would you say to those who say there is no scientific proof of paranormal (ghosts)?



*If you believe in them in the first place.

Edited by lestatdelioncourt, 11 September 2013 - 02:11 AM.


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 02:06 AM

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I would agree with them.


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 02:09 AM

I agree, but are you someone who believes in them or not? I probably should have worded this topic differently,


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 02:31 AM

View Postlestatdelioncourt, on 11 September 2013 - 02:09 AM, said:

I agree, but are you someone who believes in them or not? I probably should have worded this topic differently,

I don't believe in anything without proof. I try to keep an open mind, but so far in my searches I've yet to come across convincing evidence.


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 02:35 AM

We have no business "believing" in something of this sort if we don't have good evidence.  I suppose the best that can be reasonable is to have the opinion that maybe they exist.


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 02:35 AM

A good quote i have heard from Richard Dawkins is "The plural of anicdote is not evidence". But who is to say that if you experianced one of those "anicdotes" you wouldn't be a believer.


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 02:36 AM

View PostProfessor Buzzkill, on 11 September 2013 - 02:35 AM, said:

A good quote i have heard from Richard Dawkins is "The plural of anicdote is not evidence". But who is to say that if you experianced one of those "anicdotes" you wouldn't be a believer.
I dare say many friends of mine whom I think are level headed report having seen them and still don't "believe."  They are all ready enough to say that other possibilities are more likely.


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 01:22 PM

I believe in them to some extent... But I don't think there is any scientific proof of them.

Your ad hominem connotes your sciolism. Now that is some funny commentary.

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 02:59 PM

View Postlestatdelioncourt, on 11 September 2013 - 01:57 AM, said:

What would you say to those who say there is no scientific proof of paranormal (ghosts)?

I would say it's a meaningless and misleading statement.
Just because today's science cannot (or more accurately has not been used to) show the existence of such phenomena, does not mean it will not happen in the future.


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 03:01 PM

View PostInn Spectre, on 11 September 2013 - 02:59 PM, said:

I would say it's a meaningless and misleading statement.
Just because today's science cannot (or more accurately has not been used to) show the existence of such phenomena, does not mean it will not happen in the future.
Utterly unscientific; just because science cannot show the existence of cheese on the Moon does not mean it will not happen in the future.


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 03:15 PM

View PostFrank Merton, on 11 September 2013 - 03:01 PM, said:

Utterly unscientific; just because science cannot show the existence of cheese on the Moon does not mean it will not happen in the future.

I think he means that maybe we do not have the means or understanding as of now, and maybe in the future we will, and, I am almost certain that someday there will be cheese on the moon.

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 03:21 PM

If the original astronauts didn't take any with them they missed a great opportunity.


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 03:23 PM

View Postlestatdelioncourt, on 11 September 2013 - 01:57 AM, said:

What would you say to those who say there is no scientific proof of paranormal (ghosts)?



*If you believe in them in the first place.

I would love it if ghosts, aliens, the yeti etc are proven to be real, and I am really hoping that science one day will show us clear proof......but in the meantime I can agree that there are unexplained phenomena, but I can't say they are ghosts or spirits.

So far I haven't seen one picture online that made me go: 'oh...that looks like a ghost and not like a blurry photograph of a person with white makeup'.

Edited by Aggie, 11 September 2013 - 03:43 PM.

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 03:29 PM

There will always be unexplained events, and it will also always be the case the mundane causes are more likely than exotic causes.

I hear a thump in the night, it is more likely one of the kids than an intruder and more likely an intruder than an alien from Alpha Centauri.

What should I do?   I should accept that I don't know and go back to sleep.


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 03:44 PM

View PostFrank Merton, on 11 September 2013 - 03:29 PM, said:

There will always be unexplained events, and it will also always be the case the mundane causes are more likely than exotic causes.

I hear a thump in the night, it is more likely one of the kids than an intruder and more likely an intruder than an alien from Alpha Centauri.

What should I do?   I should accept that I don't know and go back to sleep.


Beware...the aliens from Alpha Centauri are very silent....

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