prudy replied to the topic The evidence for anomalous cognition – a skeptical analysis. in the forum Answering Skeptics and Debunking Cynics 19 years, 7 months ago
Reading this thread put me in mind of something that happened to me not too long ago. I was at a conference about environmental indicators, and a disagreement ensued over the term “health” being used when evaluating various habitats. There was a faction at this conference who had problems with the word, and we wasted a lot of time…Read More
prudy replied to the topic Debunking Cynics, call Diogenes, Idle Gossip & putting my money where my mouth is in the forum Answering Skeptics and Debunking Cynics 19 years, 7 months ago
I’m sorry, but… oh, chortle chortle chortle guffaw guffaw! With the exception of Diezel, these folks are pretty hard to take seriously, even as trolls! I’m always amused by people who 1) believe that intellect is superior to spirituality and 2) somehow believe that *they* are intellectually superior! I love how they talk about “helping” us poor…Read More
My goodness, this has turned into quite the controversy. At the risk of seeming insensitive to *everybody’s* viewpoint, I’m going to shove a few irons in the fire here.
First, let me admit in front that I haven’t read JE’s books either. Maybe that negates any right I might have to discuss this subject at all, but I’ve always been a rebel, so I’m…Read More
Originally posted by sgrenard
If you accept that everything but everything (including ADCs) is pre-determined, then certainly there are no coincidences.
Absolutely, but I don’t believe in predestination in the sense that everything is carved in stone. I *do* believe that if we do “x” and “y” that the result is “z”. To some extent that might be…Read More
This is a fascinating discussion!
I think it’s true that there are no coincidences. Even the color of an automobile might mean something, even though that something might not be very earthshaking. Maybe you and the driver of the other car like the same color. And perhaps a preference for that color says something about your personality, in the…Read More
prudy replied to the topic science and Questions about the nature of accepted proof in the forum Answering Skeptics and Debunking Cynics 19 years, 10 months ago
Originally posted by pgsheriff
I’m afraid I must disagree.
I’m glad. I was beginning to think no one wanted to play with me.
I believe you will find that most mainstream scientists steer well clear of claiming that science has anything to do with determining morality or “right.”
That has not been my experience, particularly with so-called…Read More