Originally posted by VeritasAequitas
reply to post by Nevertheless
I don't have the need to 'prove' anything; it's petty.
You've gone into great length telling about what you are able to do here. And now you don't want to prove it given the opportunity?
I don't want the money, because quite simply nothing at all that you have in this material world interests me.
Even if I respect such an opinion. It is the standard answer to a person who claims to be able to do something impossible and is therefore offered
money as a reward.
But as I said, you don't have to take the money. Of course, if I were you, I'd take it and use it to build/run an organisation devoted for
immaterial things. Unfortunately, money is required in this world, but you can use it to focus on immaterial wealth.
Or, don't take any money at all and just make the world a huge immaterial favor by showing that there is more to life than what is known. Why would
you not want to share this?
I'm far more interested in the immaterial. There are also people that offer money to prove God's existence, doesn't make it okay.
Sure it makes it okay? Why wouldn't it? All religions welcome that the word is spread. Otherwise the religion wouldn't be spread.
Also, do you realize that if they say that it is not okay to do it for money, they could do it for no cost. It's okay, but they don't do it
Could it be because they can't, and saying no to money because it's wrong is a very bad excuse as they didn't do it for free. That's
Sure, I could go through, shuffle a bunch of cards, and guess what they would be, but I'm sure the game/rules would be changed, a moving of
No, the rules are set beforehand and are very strict. It is not possible to do science by changing rules and moving goalposts.
You won't goad me into doing this so you might as well stop.
I know I can't. At first it seemed like you actually believed in this yourself, and I assisted you in finding the "problem". But now it seems that
you are either fooling yourself or lying to others.
You not wanting to give a shot at proving this gift that has never been confirmed by mankind is saddening and suggests that something's not right.
The fact is that every single person who is claiming "supernatural" things eventually refuse to prove it.
And, that's why it is nonsense.
Why not try the exercises out for yourself and see how you do?
Because, like every common person - I can't do it. I have guessed on many occasions, and the result is what is to be expected.
It's not something that I alone can do,
Yes, there are probably many others who for some reason claim they can do such a thing, yet for an even more mysterious reason won't show it.
just like Quarterbacks aren't the only ones who can throw a football. Some are just more naturally talented. Why not train yourself using the same
exercises and earn the money yourself?
Because I can't beat random.
I would also like to point out that ESP has already been proven in a sense
"In a sense"? No it hasn't.
, the information regarding the CIA and Project Stargate was very much real.
What "information" is real?
Project Stargate was very much real, yes. And so was the result of it. What is your point?
You can't dismiss subjective or anecdotal evidence because you can't see it for yourself.
Anecdotes are not evidence. They are anecdotes.
If I tell you, that I can do a butterfly kick, but you've never seen one, does that mean I'm lying?
Of course not. Why would it?
It means that you have made a statement of which I can't draw any conclusions. Just like with your cards.
What was the point of that question?
If I said I dreamed about seeing such and such a place, how would you go about proving me wrong,
I can't, per definition. It's the burden of the teller to prove it. However, in this interesting case, you can't prove it either. What is your
That's the main problem with proving anything these days; Angels, Demons, UFO's, ESP, sensitive subjects in general...
You have the possibility to prove your skill. But YOU REFUSE. That is the one and only problem.
If I said I seen an angel, you would rationalize that as my brain suffering from Schizophrenia,
Something like that, probably. However, in your case there are no such obstacles, still you're making it it deliberately impossible. What does it say
What if I saw a UFO that flashed bright lights and disappeared? It's swamp gas, chinese lanterns, Venus, etc...Need I really go on?
UFOs usually turn out to be such things. Hence the name. What is the point of this question?