Mayet, I’m going to attempt to put everything into one post here. I’ll number my points or questions so that you may refer to the numbers as you
respond (please respond to each numbered point).
Okay, from the beginning my intent was, yes, to argue against the existence of Indigo Children. This is because I have a traditional scientific view
of the world that I admit does not include the possibility of special hidden strands of DNA and paranormal abilities—at least until some sort of
evidence for such surfaces. There has been no evidence put forth in support of Indigo Children, so they are currently outside of my sphere of
Now, when I began arguing with you it was because I was under the mistaken impression (as apparently a number of other users here were as well) that
you were claiming belief in the Indigo Children hypothesis, and actually believed yourself to be an Indigo Child. I am sorry for this
misunderstanding. However, I fully stand behind my argument that Indigo Children do not exist and
that it is foolish to entertain the
possibility that they do until some credible evidence supporting them is furnished.
First, as to your point that the link that I provided here
has no scientific credibility, I
beg to differ. True, it falls far short of the credibility of, say, an article published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. However, it is
currently all that has been provided by anyone to either prove or disprove claims of those espousing a belief in Indigo Children. It seems to be
fairly well researched. It at least begins to debunk some of the claims made by the proponents of the Indigo Children hypothesis.
Although you commented on the colour of the Invisible Pink Unicorn (and it is, in fact, pink—see
for more information), you seem to have missed or glossed over the entire point behind
it. My argument is that keeping an open mind is good, when there’s something to keep that mind open about. When what one keeps their mind open for
lacks any substance whatsoever then an open mind becomes a foolish mind. If there is nothing supporting the Indigo Children hypothesis, then why
would you keep your mind open to the possibility? It is exactly the same as keeping one’s mind open to the possibility of the Invisible Pink
Unicorn. You don’t actually believe in the possibility of the Invisible Pink Unicorn, now do you?
While I will fully admit that US$1 million may not be considered a ‘fortune’ by everyone, the fact remains that it is a substantial amount of
money that is up for grabs to anyone who can prove the reality of Indigo Children or any other paranormal phenomenon. It may be noble to claim that
those who profess to have proof of the paranormal, such as Indigo Children, do not have money on their minds, it seems that the facts show otherwise.
Mrwupy has already given us personal testimony to one couple’s use of the Indigo Children hypothesis to make money. The fact that there are
numerous books out on the subject of Indigo Children and related topics (like the new Crystal Children, oh my!) also shows that there are people out
to make money off of the hype. And of course there are the websites, which the link to the Skeptic Report goes into. Don’t take the report’s
word, though--any Google search for “Indigo Children” will find you plenty of sites where people are trying to make money off of the hypothesis.
And yet, one need not even desire to make money or become rich to take up the challenge of the James Randi Educational Foundation (as well as the
similar challenges of other groups). The prize could obviously be donated to charity, or else it could be used purely as operating costs towards
furthering the dissemination of information about Indigo Children. And of course, whether one wants the money or not, the publicity itself in proving
in a scientific test that Indigo Children (or whatever else) truly exists couldn’t possibly be anything but positive, could it? A chance to prove
the hypothesis without a doubt and no one’s taking it? There are numerous advantages to be had from accepting the
Million Dollar Challenge
, and no disadvantages that I can think of.
I’m certain that I saw something in one of your messages about the scientific method failing, but I can’t seem to find it now. Did you remove it
in one of your edits?
[edit on 31-8-2005 by Lexicon]