reply to post by bl4ke360
What kind of 'proof' could really prove this sort of thing to you other than trying to experience for yourself? I mean if you're creative enough,
you can come up with a pretty legit reason to disbelieve anything so what is the point...
If somebody posted studies done by top notch, reputable researchers, even for me, that would never be good enough. As if people are infallible just
because they have a PhD, or immune to motivations like manipulating studies in interest of hidden motivations, just because they're
And the smarter they are, probably the better they would cover up any connections as to how they were profiting from their 'findings', so even if
you want to believe them, if you're at all concerned with proof and being objective, then as your next move, you better start asking for proof that
they have pure motives and didn't manipulate the studies...proof that they did everything in those studies exactly as they reported....proof that the
participants were honest....oh my, looks like we have a problem here...
So there's that as an example.
In the end you're going to find out that everything will just fall into categories like maybe convincing, not so convincing at all, somewhere in
between, and after everything, you'll still have to resort to actually trying to verify things for yourself, or go run some studies yourself, or
Or just forget about it eventually...which is my unfortunate tendency lol
I'll try to meet you in my next lucid dream, how's that?
Btw I've never personally seen any reason to believe that the people I see in dreams are real, but I'd also like to find out...
Edit: Erm...and that would be after I learn how to lucid dream better too lol...hopefully thanks to your suggestions
But maybe somebody else would be willing to experiment?? Cuz I would probably suck at it right now...
[edit on 12-5-2009 by phoebeflakes]