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Just FYI, we don’t discuss other psychics (pet psychic) per se. At least we strive not to. There have been a few random threads now and then re: Sylvia vs Randi, but that’s about it.
About JE and belief. I don’t believe all psychics are geniune, but John Edward definately has my attention. Why? The hits he gets are not…[Read more]
Originally posted by sgrenard
Asafoetida changed his screen name to Dogwood who is an active poster on the JREF Forum and TVTALK. I do not know if he still posts here under that new name.
No Steve, Dogwood no longer posts here (under any name). He has been invited back, but has declined the invitation. He felt he was misunderstood here, and…[Read more]
Most skeptics say he is cold reading. They explain away his ‘special hits,’ saying they are nothing more than ‘wild cards’ he tosses out. If they are a hit, it seems to be an amazing feat. If they aren’t a hit, they say he demures and says he must be misinterpreting, or it wasn’t for the sitter, yadda yadda. Most do not admit to having cynicism…[Read more]
Charisms are for others by definition. You would not gain for yourself by the use of your gifts. There have been many well known psychics who say that they are unable to use this insight for themselves…
Winning the lottery would be pushing the limits of the charism, even if it were for charity.
Christian Theol. a divinely…[Read more]
PsyQuestor replied to the topic The evidence for anomalous cognition – a skeptical analysis. in the forum Answering Skeptics and Debunking Cynics 16 years ago
I hope this is not too off-topic here, but I put this to skeptics on the [edited] Forum, hoping for some feedback, skepticism, critical thinking etc,. Apart from name-calling, no one offered any refutation of the evidence. Does this mean that all skeptics are unable to refute the evidence, are there any here who’d be prepared to give…[Read more]
By using meta analysis we can say with high confidence that something is going on. With all these trials and tests, rather than just one, the confidence in the results should be even higher.
You can’t for example say that Mickey Mantel was one of the best baseball players ever, based on a single game he played. I’m sure he had off days; we all…[Read more]
PsyQuestor replied to the topic Scientific testing is valuable, but is it the whole picture? in the forum Answering Skeptics and Debunking Cynics 16 years, 1 month ago
IMHO It’s all about justification.
I believe because ~ I believe; I didn’t need anyone to justify it for me ( via data ). I do think that others use data to rationalize what they believe, but I do not believe that people use it as a basis for their belief. Perhaps they would use the data to show someone else that there is a scientific backbone…[Read more]
Good point Steve. I too believe that mediums are not so rare as one is likely to believe. I justify that by what I’ve read and seen. There is a tendancy, for a medium to isolate himself/herself from society, for exactly the reasons you list.
I’ve seen this mentioned so many times, yet it doesn’t seem to occur to most people.
And as a side…[Read more]
starwindsinger: “Colleges for Psychics” don’t exist ”
Actually there are classes and courses one can take if they are serious about becoming “more” psychic. (( I believe we all have some innate ability, some more than others ))
Not to minimize what you said Star, but just to clarify for you that there are actually institutions that…[Read more]
According to a show I just watched on Discovery Channel; it is in fact the #1 mystery of the human race. They compiled a list from 1 to 10.
Art, I understand and in fact applaud that your scientific mind wants cold hard statistics to back up what your heart wants to believe. There are statistics and scientific data that do just that.
One thing…[Read more]
I believe that the Jehovah’s witness that you describe would fall into the “doesn’t believe” side. Because he / she doesn’t believe that he is talking to those who have crossed over.
Welcome to the group.
She found the hummingbird at the link she provided Julie. The author is quoted there too I believe.
Check it out.
Back to the topic…
Coincidence and more recently Synchronicity
VTF, about your link…
I was going thru it to make sure it fit the guidelines and getting overwhelmed because there are ALOT of links on this site. I was about to give up when I ran across this page:
LOL it’s John Edward!
What was that about coincidence???
btw, i left your link alone.
Yes, John does and has said this.
It’s the same as saying everything happens for a reason; i believe it’s the terminology that people have problems with. I DO believe that everything happens for a reason, though I may not appreciate it at the moment it happens. LOL.
In the grand scheme of things, today may be but a little peice of the larger…[Read more]
I simply brought up what I thought would be a valid consideration to anyone who cared what people thought about JE.
I am responsible for my own thoughts and actions. I choose my beliefs based on my own reasoning, and do not need others approval. I need not explain what I believe or why I believe it.
I do not edit my views and opinions…[Read more]
Yes, he has ‘picked on’ J. Utts before. After I saw this last time, I looked up Jessica Utts on the internet and found her homepage. She isn’t just a pretty face, she’s also a very gifted statistician.
Thank you Steve for the source of your information. :thumbsup:
During a recent mass in November our own priest stated very clearly that praying for our departed loved ones is a wonderful thing. He stated that they hear our prayers and that it helps them on their continued spiritual journey ( i.e. the growth of their own spirit. )
He further…[Read more]
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