posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 07:53 PM
reply to post by Soulstone
Because people want ghosts to be real, because it adds a sense of mystery to the world, and possibly because it gives them hope in life after death.
No-one who believes in ghosts does so rationally, because there is as much evidence for ghosts as there is for Santa Claus - yet we scoff at adults
who believe in Santa.
Just wait - people will chime in with half-assed hypotheses based on absolutely nothing
to explain away this awfully damning logical analysis,
to allow themselves to continue to believe in something as unfounded as the Tooth Fairy.
If you want to consider the possibility seriously, wait for actual evidence conducted in a controlled environment. Photos, no matter how awesomely
realistic they look, do not constitute evidence. They are enough to pique one's interest, and even the interest of actual scientists, but they are
not actual evidence. We demand evidence of the effectiveness of drugs before we use them, but some folks simply accept ghosts to exist, without so
much as a hair of evidence.
Good work Soulstone