Posted: Feb 19, 2015 8:50 am
by Thomas Eshuis
cavarka9 wrote:
Thomas Eshuis wrote:
cavarka9 wrote:There might very well be certain things science has not yet explained about human limits, the answer for that shall also be science, not religion or woo.
I for example had experience of being able to predict the days my tutor would not show up. something like being right abt it for 5 times. Without any conscious intention. When I did intend to check 2 times, it didnt happen as i had wanted. I think, humans can probably pick a scent from perhaps long distance away, but only statistically.I knew instinctively that I was going to meet someone about a distance of 1-2 kms and I did. It can be tested out and explained perhaps. Also, when I was young, i used to play with friends with me blindfolded. I remember that by sound i could make out the shapes and people and move out in their direction. So, this patient could perhaps hear out the doctor and sense from sound the movements of the doctor.
So in my view, we can perhaps do more. Not enough money is put into these kinds of researches because the outcome is not seen to be worth the effort. As far as 'I am you' is concerned. There is no 'I' and no 'you'. We are all a part of universe, so we are all one. So, that is true. The whole universe could be a simulation, so yeah, perhaps jesus as a character might turn up anyday with game cheats. No one is looking for evidence that the universe is a simulation.

The bolded bits are pure woo.
Also with regards to your predictions, given the fact that you got it wrong several times, what makes you think it's anything beyond blind luck?

It will need experiment to check it out wouldnt it.

Until you do however, you have no rational basis to assume you have prophetic powers.

cavarka9 wrote: As far as I and you is concerned. My sense of 'I' is never constant, me as 8 yr old is totally different person to whom I am right now.

It's also a different, not totally, person from me at any age, ergo to claim that everyone is one is woo.

cavarka9 wrote: And If I were to suffer amnesia, what 'I' am would be different given my lack of memories.

You would still be you as opposed to me or him, her, they etc.

cavarka9 wrote: So 'I' and 'You' is ever changing.

True, doesn't change that you're seperate and different from me and others and not one.

cavarka9 wrote: As far as being one is concerned. we are all part of the universe.


cavarka9 wrote: And considering that universe shall be the only stuff that shall ever exist and we shall all die and our atoms become parts of others and so on. we are one.

Even if our atoms become part of other configurations, they will never be a merging of a 100% of our atoms.