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Late intro

#1  Postby woundedkitten » Mar 12, 2013 2:30 pm

I was posting in the thread about atheismplus when someone suggested I introduce myself, so I am. Errr...
hmm.

Well, science can be pretty interesting to me 8-) but it depends on what sort it is. Space science for example is really interesting and one type that non skeptics ignore... *sigh*... it's really sad that they ignore our parents, the blackhole and stars.

Now I must warn you though when it comes to logic and skepticism I put value in probabilities. While some skeptics dismiss some things as possible, if too many people are talking amongst themselves (rather than in public for money or attention) about the things that are dismissed, I have to consider it as possible. But the things I'm thinking of haven't really been disproved by scientists and there's also no reason to assume they aren't possible.

Talking about psionics.
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Re: Late intro

#2  Postby Scarlett » Mar 12, 2013 3:14 pm

Hi, welcome to the forum :grin:

Make yourself at home, I'll have a coffee, one sugar, lots of milk :coffee:
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#3  Postby Nostalgia » Mar 12, 2013 3:27 pm

Welcome! :cheers:

I don't want to derail your intro thread woundedkitten but it's not for scientists to disprove anything. It's up to the proponents of a theory to prove it. Also, the number of people believing in something is completely irrelevant. Does the fact that a few centuries ago most people believed the Sun revolved around the Earth mean it was statistically more likely to be fact than it is today? :)
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#4  Postby chairman bill » Mar 12, 2013 3:46 pm

MacIver wrote:... it's not for scientists to disprove anything. It's up to the proponents of a theory to prove it ...


Er, no it's not. In fact, you've got it arse-backwards. Science proves nothing, but does disprove stuff.

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#5  Postby Nostalgia » Mar 12, 2013 4:01 pm

Of course, you're right CB. What I meant was that proponents of psi have to provide the evidence.
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#6  Postby Precambrian Rabbi » Mar 12, 2013 4:01 pm

chairman bill wrote:
MacIver wrote:... it's not for scientists to disprove anything. It's up to the proponents of a theory to prove it ...


Er, no it's not. In fact, you've got it arse-backwards.

Surely that would be the right way? It's when you find yourself arse-forward that you need to start worrying.

Oh, and welcome to the forum woundedkitten

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#7  Postby Fallible » Mar 12, 2013 4:19 pm

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#8  Postby iamthereforeithink » Mar 12, 2013 4:27 pm

"Psionics", eh? I had to google that. I didn't know there was a single umbrella term for all the woo in the world :grin: Very convenient.

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#9  Postby akigr8 » Mar 12, 2013 5:43 pm

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#10  Postby Ironclad » Mar 12, 2013 5:55 pm

Hello & welcome to RatSkep! :)
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#11  Postby Nicko » Mar 13, 2013 5:57 am

Psionics, eh?

I think it was originally a poorly thought out and unbalancing concept that was needlessly tacked on to the rules. Mind you, that was 1st Edition, so the same criticism could be made of ... well, 1st Edition to be honest. 3rd Edition handled psionics a lot better - though not without problems - and 4th Edition has integrated it in a much more ...

We are talking D&D aren't we? No?

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#12  Postby Beatrice » Mar 13, 2013 6:24 am

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#13  Postby Thommo » Mar 13, 2013 6:37 am

Hi and welcome.

You might want to look out for posts by Jerome: http://www.rationalskepticism.org/member/jerome/ he runs a blog about the paranomal, psi, ghosts and stuff like that and generally is pretty interested in that area.
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#14  Postby trubble76 » Mar 13, 2013 10:20 am

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#15  Postby Reeve » Mar 13, 2013 10:29 am

Welcome to the forum!! :beer:

Psionics made for a good gameplay mechanic in the video game System Shock 2.
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#16  Postby Varangian » Mar 13, 2013 8:19 pm

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#17  Postby Pulsar » Mar 13, 2013 8:51 pm

Welcome to the Lifeboat! :beer:
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#18  Postby orpheus » Mar 13, 2013 10:07 pm

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#19  Postby chairman bill » Mar 13, 2013 11:04 pm

MacIver wrote:Of course, you're right CB. What I meant was that proponents of psi have to provide the evidence.


I knew you were going to say that. So there's your evidence. ;)
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#20  Postby Scarlett » Mar 13, 2013 11:06 pm

orpheus wrote:Welcome!

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I never got free popcorn :snooty:
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