reply to post by skept!cal
I like discussing matters with sceptics! I really do! They are so interesting!
So, let's look at your statements. I will try to extract the main threads of your reasoning:
1. There is not one inch of evidence you just tried to prove to me in that whole conversation...
2. I'm not just quick to be like "oh cool you were abducted, man you must be telling the truth"
3. I just try to keep myself grounded in reality unless hard evidence is presented...
1. and 3. are closely related.
You first state that there's not an inch of evidence. Evidence for what? Aliens? I said I can't give you that. That people can see up to 6 seconds
in the future?
Let me ask you this - have you even took a look at that PDF? Double-blind, physiological (which means - unconscious
, like in lie detector)
experiment in a lab is not good enough proof for you?
... Ahhhh... I see... You're a clever one, yes you are.
You want to say that I can't prove that experiment ever took place!
That PDF is just full of random rumblings of some demented pseudo-scientist-make-believe. Someone who just craves for attention! Yes, that must be it!
I never thought of that myself! Silly me...
I admit defeat when I suffer one.
You are absolutely right. I can't prove that experiment ever took place. So, according to you, people can't see the future, and according to me they
can. We are still standing on opposite sides of the line. Nothing gained, nothing lost. Well, just a little energy and time, but that's OK. You just
remember that experiment. The conclusions will come useful in not so distant future.
Point 2. is quite OK.
You shouldn't be quick to believe everything you hear. But that wasn't my point at all. My point was that there are things you take as complete
nonsense, but are nevertheless quite true (in general, I'm not speaking of this thread). Judging by your reply, even when a proof is staring you in
the face, you still decide to ignore it, because... Why?
Can you answer me that question? Why? You are afraid they might
be true? Where would that put you in your own eyes? Are you afraid of being
completely insignificant physical being, no more than a part of the cattle herd used by someone above you? A scarry thought, isn't it? Being used
like cattle, and there's absolutely nothing
you can do about it?
Well, you could
do something if you believed you could take your destiny into your own hands, which means
- trying to learn about the
world around you. Learning will not happen if you just say "impossible!" to anything you don't know. It will come if you assign a
probability to it. It is possible, but how probable is it? That simple change of reasoning will do wonders for you, I promise.
But, until then, you'll be proudly wearing your blindfolds, I guess. Nothing wrong with that. It won't help or hurt anyone other than yourself.