posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 08:00 PM
-" A survey of 1,500 first-year college students found that 48.5 percent of arts-and 33.4 percent of science-students considered both astronomy
and astrology scientific (De Robertis and Delaney 1993). "
What a load of BS. How is Astronomy NOT scientific? Lol that is the most ludicrous statement I have ever heard.
-"Between one-third and one-half of Americans believe in unidentified flying objects (UFOs). A somewhat smaller percentage believes that aliens have
landed on Earth (Gallup 1996; Southern Focus 1998). "
Well DUH! Seriously, please define an Unidentified Flying Object? It is quite literally an airborne craft which defies identification by the observing
party. So how does that NOT exist? If a bushman in Kenya has never before seen an F-117, to him, it's a UFO. Those lights filmed in the skies,
regardless of what they ACTUALLY are, they are for all intents and purposes unidentified.
-"Some fans of The X-Files find the show's storylines "highly plausible," and also believe that the government is currently conducting clandestine
investigations similar to those depicted on the series (Evans 1996). "
Of course the U.S. Conducts Clandestine Investigations, it is called INTEL. Gathering. It is routinely conducted by the various Intelligence Agencies,
and is a necessary facet of National Security.
-"Belief in most-but not all-paranormal phenomena is higher among women than men. More women than men believe in ESP (especially telepathy and
precognition), astrology, hauntings, and psychic healing. On the other hand, men have stronger beliefs in UFOs and bizarre life forms, for example,
the Loch Ness monster (Irwin 1993). In the NSF survey, 39 percent of the women, compared with 32 percent of the men, said astrology is "very" or
"sort of" scientific; 56 percent of the women, compared with 63 percent of the men, answered "not at all scientific." (See appendix table
Yeah, so I guess every religious person is a nutcase following a faith, which science fails to prove, so it just HAS to be wrong. Also, Hauntings have
received much in the way of scientific investigation, and the evidence is quite bountiful. Just take a look at "Ghost Hunters" for a truly
scientific endeavor into the Paranormal.
-" CSICOP's official journal The Skeptical Inquirer is a vehicle for disseminating and publicizing the results of scientific studies of
WOW, that just says it all I am afraid. "The Skeptical Inquirer" is one of the biggest loads of decisive garbage ever put into print. The SI does
not look into unknown issues with a scientific mindset, they look for excuses instead, and come up with some of the most absurd excsuses for events
and happenings. Without any funding, I have been able to reach far more logical and scientifically proven conclusions than the Inquirer, and I am sure
some on here can do the same.
-" Pseudoscience has been defined as "claims presented so that they appear [to be] scientific even though they lack supporting evidence and
plausibility." In contrast, science is "a set of methods designed to describe and interpret observed and inferred phenomena, past or present, and
aimed at building a testable body of knowledge open to rejection or confirmation" (Shermer 1997). Paranormal topics include yogic flying, therapeutic
touch, astrology, fire walking, voodoo magical thinking, Uri Geller, placebo, alternative medicine, channeling, Carlos hoax, psychic hotlines and
detectives, near death experiences, UFOs, the Bermuda Triangle, homeopathy, faith healing, and reincarnation (Committee for the Scientific
Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal)."
So in other words, anything that Science cannot currently explain is not even worth examining? I guess Einstein must have been a silly old