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posted on Jun, 7 2004 @ 04:55 PM
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Occams Razor isn't intended to be used in relation to science. Then again...using it is no worse off than assuming everything that cannot be explained is either paranormal or extraterrestrial. Wouldn't you agree?

Surely O.R. doesn't always apply to everything but it seems to work alot better than logging online, going to ATS and posting in the Alien/UFO forum in hopes that everybody will confirm your wild assumptions and incorrect conclusions.



Thanks for the debate.




posted on Jun, 7 2004 @ 04:57 PM
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Originally posted by Sinobyte
A responsible UFO/Paranormal believer will use common sense and critical thinking to answer questions before jumping to a less likely or provable conclusion simply because they "want" to believe.


Common sense and critical thinking gave people the answer that man couldn't possibly achieve man powered flight up to five years after the Wright brothers mad their first flight. Common sense and critical thinking gave people the answer that man made light was impossible and preposterous, even after Edison made his first lightbulb.

Occam's razor, depends heavily on what people know at the moment. So it's not possible to leave other outrageous things out of consideration using occam's razor because of limited knowledge.



posted on Jun, 7 2004 @ 05:03 PM
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Originally posted by Sinobyte
Occams Razor isn't intended to be used in relation to science. Then again...using it is no worse off than assuming everything that cannot be explained is either paranormal or extraterrestrial. Wouldn't you agree?


Yes I agree.


Surely O.R. doesn't always apply to everything but it seems to work alot better than logging online, going to ATS and posting in the Alien/UFO forum in hopes that everybody will confirm your wild assumptions and incorrect conclusions.


But there are other considerations to be made. Let's say the experience is real, and has happened. But the person is not skilled in describing it to others, makes spelling mistakes, or forgets other aspects of the experience due to excitement, or fear... So naturally everyone on the board dismisses his/her experience based on his/her description of it. (More O.R. for ya
) Does that make the experience more or less valid???



posted on Jun, 8 2004 @ 09:52 PM
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This universe is filled with infinite possibilities and I know theres life thriving out there



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