posted on Nov, 28 2008 @ 05:12 PM
reply to post by Walkswithfish
I agree... as long as we don't know more about the human mind than we do, we can't really say wether or not someone has seen something, we can
merely suggest that "I didn't see that" or "I can't be sure that that happend since I didn't see that myself".
Just like different people react differently to different kind of stimuli external to our own body. I bet we also react differently towards identical
Then wether this stimuli causes the single person to really see something that isn't obvious or visible at first or wether it's results of neurons
feeding eachother bogus info I wouldn't put a finger on.
Did you ever wonder if the taste of wood was the same to you as to someone else? Or even the feel of it...?
Some people might be receptible to extraordinary occurances and some might be prone to overinterpret something as extraordinary because they don't
recognise the info that their own body is sending them. And some might not ever experience anything at all.
I also believe that you can sometimes (maybe even often) tell wether what a person suggests about having seen something special believes it him or
herself and that's when I feel I'm entitled to be sceptic. Then there's sometimes where the person in question feels confident that they saw
something. At those times the only thing I can think is "man, I'd love to get inside that guys head or experience the same as he did, cause I don't
know what to believe".
But good call OP to lower the bar for the sceptics. I think we need that once in a while. At least to maintain a fluctuating discussion.
edit: I'm on the sceptic but interested team...
[edit on 28/11/08 by flice]