The A-Z of Believing: O is for Occult - The
The A-Z of Believing: O is for Occult The IndependentOne should not believe in superstitions, but it is best to be heedful of them – Sefer Hasdim.
Posted on 25 November 2018 | 12:00 am
Do Some Poker Players Have Psychic Powers? -
Do Some Poker Players Have Psychic Powers? Online Poker.netSome poker pros like to believe that they can 'read souls' around the card table, with players such as Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu springing to mind.
Posted on 20 November 2018 | 12:00 am
Psychic Powers at Play in Poker? -
Psychic Powers at Play in Poker? PokerNews.comAshley Adams considers the topic of psychic power in poker and how it can be some people can believe clairvoyance and telepathy can really exist.
Posted on 14 November 2018 | 12:00 am
'Witch' conjured $600Gs out of man in evil
'Witch' conjured $600Gs out of man in evil spirit scam: York cops Toronto SunA wannabe witch allegedly fleeced a Vaughan man of more than $600000 in a bit of magical mayhem.Detectives from York Regional Police have charged a ...
Posted on 25 October 2018 | 12:00 am
Dear Skeptic: An Open Letter To The James
Dear Skeptic: An Open Letter To The James Randi Educational Foundation - Oh My Stars BeliefnetDear JREF: I really love some of the work that professional skeptics like you do. Your take-down of phony faith healer Peter Popoff was an absolute classic.
Posted on 19 October 2018 | 4:13 am
Resolved Question: Does James Randi have any
Like any kind of proof of god or prophcey or the supernatural?. http://www.docpop.org/2007/04/jim-stensland-gods-prophet/.
Posted on 25 November 2015 | 10:25 am
Resolved Question: Do believers of psychics
If they really had supernatural abilities to display, they would be able to snake that $1,000,000 prize away from James Randi - and the best part of it would be, the money wouldn't have to be their motivation. Their motivation could be showing the world that supernatural phenomenon exist, which, IMO, would enrich everyone's lives.
So why don't so-called "psychics" and such do that, I wonder? ;)
(Actually I don't wonder, it's because they're all low-level con artists who can't trick skeptics.)
Posted on 4 August 2013 | 4:27 am
Resolved Question: Is the James Randi
Peter: Really how? The Randi Challenge isn't scientific is it? How can an unscientific organisation claim to disprove something on a scientific basis? Why doesn't James Randi start with a $1 million challenge to scientists to prove that consciousness exists? How many millions of dollars have been spent by scientists trying trying to understand and prove it's existence, yet we all know it exists! :-) The hardest thing to do scientifically is to understand and prove the obvious. Dr.Nice Guy: To anyone claiming the JREF is corrupt and the prize phony, why are the other worldwide challenges unclaimed?
Galactum: Probably because they are about debunking too and not scientifically discovering the truth about a given phenomena. The criteria for successfully gaining acceptance of paranormal abilities in these groups is higher than those used by scientific institutions! What would be considered a positive or exceptional result would simply be claimed as unsuccessful or false by these same groups. It's like saying a person who cannot leap over a 20 foot wall is unable to provide evidence or proof that he can jump! Dr, Nice Guy: For most of us, the fact we are here and know it, is proof of consciousness.
Galactum: I think your confusing consciousness with existence! I exist, but does that prove by itself that I or anyone else has consciousness? King Tut: Even if Uri Geller and Homeopathy were proved to be fakes how does that disprove the paranormal? That's based on false assumptions. eri: No one has ever been able to show that anything paranormal exist.
Galactum: Thats simply untrue and shows a lack of research on your part chocolah: You cannot prove a negative. What Randi is doing is permitting anyone who is interested to prove the affirmative.
Galactum: I'm not trying to prove a negative, i'm saying that lack of a positive (the criteria for which has been ridiculously 'calibrated' to debunk) does not disprove that evidence which over whelmingly states that there are indeed things outside the normal range of experience or mainstream science. However, as science is relative...:-) ....many things which were once 'outside of it' will become mainstream as our knowledge and experience of life, the universe and everything expands. chocolah: If there is a person who affirmatively can read minds, or see the future, or levitate objects, that person can make himself very rich by doing so in a controlled setting. Why wouldn't anyone want to do that?
Galactum: Now that's a scientific question! But the Randi Institute isn't interested in that question! It isn't concerned with theories and mechanisms behind such phenomena only the promise of an unrealistic cash prize. Could it be that most if not all of those people entering the 'Prize' are only interested in gaining money rather than acceptance or evidence? Could the cash prize be sucking in the fakes rather than the legitimate psychics? Perhaps the majority of psychics do have such powers but not to Randi's high standards? Perhaps it's the real psychics who can see behind the motives of the Institutes organisers? Such reasons, of which they are many, should be part of the real scientific analysis of such phenomena.
Posted on 31 July 2012 | 7:16 am
Resolved Question: What's the story behind
The James Randi $1,000,000 prize for proving supernatural abilities. Has anybody been able to claim the prize..?
Posted on 9 June 2012 | 8:54 pm
Resolved Question: Have you looked at James
Considering his position on astrology, do you think the information given is accurate? (I know the page says the data is in question, with a C rating.) In other words, does the chart fit?
Posted on 13 December 2011 | 4:49 pm