posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 03:34 PM
When I debate skeptics, I usually start off with these questions.
Do you know all there is to know about the universe?
Do you know the origin of life?
Do you know if there are parallel universe?
Is the universe a quantum computer?
Do we live in a holographic universe?
There's more questions but I will stop here. They will usually answer no to the first question and then I don't know for the other questions.
In this case the skeptics are agnostic.
But then they say with the certainty that psychic ability, extraterrestrials, ESP, Remote Viewing, Life after Death, Telepathy and more don't exist.
It's really convoluted thinking. In one breathe you admit your lack of knowledge about who we are and how we came into existence. As well as the
universe itself. At the end of the day science can't even show that you have an objective existence. Are you a simulation? They don't know.
Yet, the skeptic seems to know with certainty that the things I listed don't exist.
I believe they exist based on the evidence. Am I certain? No. But I think there's good evidence out there to support these things.
When you ask for evidence against these things, the skeptic says I don't have to prove a negative. This has nothing to do with proving a negative. It
has everything to do with providing evidence against the proposition that psychic ability exist or extraterrestrials exists. There's always evidence
for and against.
For instance, if I were to say the sky is really pink not blue, a person could show evidence against the proposition that the sky is really pink not
blue. They wouldn't have to prove a negative in order to present evidence against the proposition.
There's nothing wrong with being skeptical. There is something very closed minded in turning skepticism into a belief system. Many people say I'm a
skeptic like someone would say I'm a Christian or a Muslim.
When healthy skepticism is turned into a belief system, that's not a good thing.