Flacus wrote: ↑Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:08 pm
I was wondering why skeptics don't believe in spirits? I want a no-joke scientific explanation !?
I've sorta given up doing this but let me try one more time.
Do you have any money? Like in a retirement account?
Suppose you do and I say "Flatus, old man, I have an opportunity for you. I will double your money if you invest with me. All you have to do is give it to me and believe".
Now, unless you are deranged, you will say "thats great, can you demonstrate that you can do it?"
Are you with me so far? You see what is happening? I am making a promise and you are asking (rightly) for proof of what I am claiming. Do you see that?
Now. You are a savvy investor. You have not just fallen off of a turnip truck. I am making a claim that, though possible, is pretty much something that you have not experienced. I am asking for your loot. You want to believe.
eta: This is an outcome that is highly desirable. Not the 6% return that wage slaves like Bruce dream about but 100% return. It is like <hint> everlasting life. Because it is so desirable, you recognize in yourself a bias TO believe. You do see that, you foreign beggar you? Because it is so desirable, and knowing that you want to believe, you are going to be strict with what you will accept as proof.
What proof is adequate for you to turn over your hard earned cash? Be real specific. What do I have to do, say, show that will convince you that I can deliver?
Take your time. Do not arm wave. Just answer the fuggin question.