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“ it is you … you are full of negativity and scorn ….. the spirits will not dance for you … all you want to do is mock “
Originally posted by Mad_Hatter
If there really is an afterlife, I'll bet the best way to contact it is through a plastic, mass-produced board game from Milton Bradley...
There may be unexplained energies in this world but they are not communicated via cardboard and plastic toy.
Originally posted by TheStev
Fair enough. I respect your view, and the way in which you present it. Personally, I don't hold science in the same esteem that you do. While I do take into consideration the warnings offered by science, I don't dismiss other warnings just because they have not been verified by science.
For me, all paranorma phenomena fall into the category of 'not verified by science'. But that doesn't mean they don't exist, and it doesn't mean they can't be dangerous. If science doesn't even allow for the existence of these things, then I won't trust science to advise me whether or not they are safe. After all, science doesn't say they're safe. It doesn't say they're not safe either. It just says 'they're not.' And I believe they are. If you know what I mean.
I just have a real problem with the with the religion of science. I don't mean to accuse you, but many people seem to have an almost blind faith in science, and the knowledge it preaches. Sure, double-blind, repeatable, peer-reviewed experiments can't be wrong, but the conclusions drawn from them can be. I respect the many intelligent minds working in the field of science, but they can and have been wrong before.
I also just had somewhat of a revelation. Double-blind and all of that jazz works fine with the natural world, where things are completely predictable. But if you take into consideration, for just one moment, the idea that other intelligences, unknown and/or unseen, are interacting with us and our world, then the idea of a repeatable experiment is folly. Imagine running a scientific experiment where an invisible prankster changed around all of your beakers and test-tubes. You could never trust your results in such a situation.
Is it that impossible that our world is like this? Could this be why everything paranormal consistently fails to be verified by science?
[edit on 3-7-2008 by TheStev]