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Re: Existence of spirits! do not know ..

Post by ed » Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:19 pm

Not me. Sorry.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:50 pm

ed wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:19 pm
Not me. Sorry.
Pretend to 'fess up so we can catch the REAL troll. :mrgreen:



BTW, I'm tentatively buying Lister's theory.
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Post by Flacus » Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:22 pm

:shock:
sparks wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:52 pm
Flacus wrote:
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I was wondering why skeptics don't believe in spirits? I want a no-joke scientific explanation !?
The short answer is: There is no good evidence.
All your evidences to date are anecdotal bullshit and do not hold up under scrutiny. As indeed are all the 'evidences' available on the www. Which is why yours suck as this is where your are getting them.
has to be personal evidence? explain to me what kind of evidence you require? What is evidence for you?

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Re: Existence of spirits! do not know ..

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:25 pm

C'mon robinson.

Change that avatar to Boxxy. :)
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Re: Existence of spirits! do not know ..

Post by asthmatic camel » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:02 pm

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Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.

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Re: Existence of spirits! do not know ..

Post by Witness » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:19 pm

I believe in red.

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Re: Existence of spirits! do not know ..

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:15 pm

I'm not big on post NBLs as you know, but this one is the ...

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Re: Existence of spirits! do not know ..

Post by sparks » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:01 am

Flacus wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:22 pm
:shock:
sparks wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:52 pm
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 !?
The short answer is: There is no good evidence.
All your evidences to date are anecdotal bullshit and do not hold up under scrutiny. As indeed are all the 'evidences' available on the www. Which is why yours suck as this is where your are getting them.
has to be personal evidence? explain to me what kind of evidence you require? What is evidence for you?
You've missed the entire point. NOT personal evidence. That's part of the definition of 'anecdotal' you see: Unscientific. Evidence as revealed by double blind properly controlled experiments. Lots of them. That's the ticket.
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Re: Existence of spirits! do not know ..

Post by ed » Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:08 am

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.

Your turn.
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Re: Existence of spirits! do not know ..

Post by asthmatic camel » Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:58 am

Don't waste your money on ed, Flatus. I am licensed to give investment advice in the UK and guarantee that I can double your money. Give it to me. Now.
Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.

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Post by ed » Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:29 pm

Ah, the lucrative Brexit Bond Derivatives market!!!

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:30 pm

Stop it already.

It's robinson.
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Post by ed » Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:41 pm

Will or Swiss Family or Jack or Bill?
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:47 pm

The guy who used to have Boxxy for an avatar, long long ago.
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Re: Existence of spirits! do not know ..

Post by Flacus » Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:49 pm

I want to know why the scientific method is the only safe way to gain knowledge? Is the scientific method infallible?
Is the expression scientific skepticism correct?

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Re: Existence of spirits! do not know ..

Post by ed » Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:01 pm

Flacus wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:49 pm
I want to know why the scientific method is the only safe way to gain knowledge? Is the scientific method infallible?
Is the expression scientific skepticism correct?
The scientific method is simply an organized way to conduct an inquery. That you daont know this suggests asyssal ignorance and the poinlessnicity of further communication.

BTW, you never responded to my question. What would it take for you to turn over the pathetic saiving of a lifetime of ball gargling and paint scraping?

Here, you probably can't work a mouse wheel. I'll post it again.
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.

Your turn.
Just answer the question ...
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Post by Flacus » Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:24 pm

The genuine skeptic is agnostic!

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:33 pm

Cut it out robinson.
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Post by ed » Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:36 pm

I'm done.
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Post by Doctor X » Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:02 pm

Flacus wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:24 pm
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