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Originally posted by dave420
Evidence first. Theories second. Don't skip directly to theory-making, as it makes paranormal researchers look stupid. The rest of science doesn't treat evidence so casually, and that's why it's respected and paranormal study is laughed at.
There´s a long tradition of both sides ridiculing each other. One side is called "dangerous quacks" and the other is called "unenlightened dullards". In this way they weaken each others expertise. Of course, you can never convince someone of your side if you treat that person disrespectfully. The tactic then is, to treat someones knowledge with respect...and thereby can he hold respect for your own knowledge.
Originally posted by Seether
Paranormal Research is a field which is in its infancy, and sadly it won't get past that stage unless real substantial evidence is turned up. That in itself is a contradiction, most of what we find 'paranormal' is very hard to prove, sometimes impossible, and falls into a gray area between 'faith' and 'reason'
Originally posted by xylophobia
I was sitting at home working on the computer, TV playing in the background, a commercial came on that about knocked me out of my chair. A commercial was announcing the new movie that was about to hit theatres… “Rollerball” starring, among others, LL Cool J.
Now, unless Wal-Mart was heavy into video pirating (and remind you… I stumbled on this movie quite a long time before it’s release) I have never come up with a logical explanation for this event.
Originally posted by DaddyBare
reply to post by rachel07
Maybe some people have given us a heads up to whats coming...
Ever heard of man named "Chesley Bonestell"? known as the father of modern space art, whose visionary paintings of spacecraft, orbital platforms and moon landings, made in cooperation with Wernher von Braun, helped convince the U.S. Congress that the original space program was feasible and worth funding.
Born in 1888 the man was the first to envision what it would look like to stand on other words... he's most famous work was published in life magazine back in the 1940's
I think you'll find this last image the most interesting
For an old guy he knew what it really would be like to stand on a moon of Saturn or travel in a space craft long before ever dreamed it up...
looking back how could he have guessed so well? or did he guess at all? maybe he'd seen it first hand and chose to tell us what it would be like through his art?
[edit on 10-4-2008 by DaddyBare]