posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 04:32 AM
reply to post by BLKMJK
And why do you need this proof? What would constitute proof if you cannot even trust your own experiences and perceptions? You cannot trust your own
being but you can trust some other external protocol and equipment. That, to me, defies rational thinking. Fine to doubt for a while, but when two
or more people see precisely the same thing at the same time, how can you deny such a thing because a machine didn't register it?
This proof you look toward for validation of something - anything - is just as ethereal as these ghosts, etc. There are simply too many variables
that cause machine malfunction that to trust them is beyond reason, imo. If you can trust machines and protocols, why can you not trust your own
experiences? And if you do not have those experiences yourself, how do you rationally call the experiences of others into question? You may not
identify that response as fear, but it is exactly that. It is the inability to trust others at their word. Skepticism itself starts from a negative
standpoint. That is directly Fear.
I doubt many of you guys have periods. I can assure you they exist. Even if you haven't seen them, you haven't experienced them, they exist.
Doctors love to tell women all about what we do and don't experience in our reproductive lives. I have had more bad info than good. Why would I
trust them because their clinical evidence is in direct opposition to my own experience? Should I deny what my body tells me? To what end?
This is how you need to understand "experience". It doesn't matter what some lab tech tells you is true if that's not your experience. If I see,
feel, smell, hear a ghost, then I do. No one can ever tell me it's not so. As much as you might want to try to make me doubt myself, it will never