reply to post by Alesiah
my opinion, and mine alone ..
it will probably help if i tell a little about myself. I work as a consultant in one of the disciplines of complex computing. my true passion from the
childhood would be the provinces of hyper space or quantum mechanics. thus, my natural bend is that of a scientist, not a new age mystic.
i started reading up on palm reading only out of curiosity. for me, the questions relevant and pertinent have always been, is there a tangible
means/method for me to establish that the manuals/works i am basing my understanding on, are authoritarian? how can i establish that the writers were
authentic and true in what they wrote, since in some cases, the manuals i have are 100+ years old, some much more. it would help if i could also have
the (credible) subject's views once their reading was complete and submitted to them for appraisal. but that is not a benefit i have. to add to it,
there are so very many different schools even within palm reading.
so my faith in these matters has never been blind, and veracity of the source has always remained paramount, though unresolved for me.
the next best thing that i deduced, was to pass the texts through the litmus test of my own hands, since no one knows my own life better than me. and
i have to say, only a couple of manuals still held their ground when the dust settled. for those, however, the accuracy i obtained was, to me, beyond
the jurisdiction of coincidence (subjective).
the next, natural step is to re-produce the results with readings of other subjects, and see if the accuracy still holds. the falsification test is
simple. if the predictions suffer significantly in accuracy, oscillate greatly between different subjects, then the hypothesis fails.
if i was properly committed to the endeavor, which i am not, i would tweak and test it repeatedly over an extended period with a wide variety of
subjects. but there is no incentive for me here because this is just a hobby, one of many that i have. My own job is very mentally taxing, and i get
far more satisfaction out of my work than anything else.
an open mind requires me not to reject any possibility out of hand, and the scientific method dictates me not to accept anything just on face value.
thus, i would not reject that such an art as true palm reading never existed/exists, nor would i insist it absolutely does, until it is established
beyond reasonable doubt to my own observation and satisfaction. its likely such conclusive and absolute establishment would remain forever elusive.
but that is ok. what i learn and struggle with on the way is more important for my personal growth, than the end.
such, thus, is my approach to palm reading. i can indulge it and question it at the same time. i have also invested time in, and practiced quite a
few disciplines of eastern mysticism, and there are certain experiences i have gone through which and not readily quantifiable. in time, i hope to get
further and see what awaits around the corner.
Thus, no insistence that anyone treats the reading as reliable. rather, test the predictions and see if they really do hit close to home. your beliefs
would always be your own personal matter, and even with a 100% accurate palm or face or tarot reading, you could reject it as chance and luck. and you
would have a right to that belief. just as everyone else would have a right to theirs.