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Author Topic:   The best scientific method (Bayesian form of H-D)
JonF
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Message 271 of 273 (113063)
06-06-2004 5:08 PM
Reply to: Message 192 by Percy
02-02-2004 1:50 PM


Re: It Doesn't Get Any Clearer Than This
All your evidence is anecdotal (personal stories, the Bible) and unreplicated, or sometimes suspect (Wirth's study) or unscientific (Loehr's study).

Wirth just pled guilty to a felony unrelated to his "scientific" studies. Prayer Study Flawed and Fraud.


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Message 272 of 273 (113288)
06-07-2004 11:25 AM
Reply to: Message 271 by JonF
06-06-2004 5:08 PM


Re: It Doesn't Get Any Clearer Than This
This is exactly what I expected was the case, that Wirth was a fraudster/huckster/conniver. The only surprises are that Dr. Cha has left his position at Columbia University and is currently incommunicado, and that Wirth is not only a huckster of the supernatural, but also a simple criminal who commits arson and fraud.

I feel sorry for Wirth's co-authors, Cha and Lobo. As James Randi has often said, the most guillible people in the world are often scientists because they're not expecting people to lie and cheat.

--Percy


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Message 273 of 273 (113305)
06-07-2004 12:05 PM
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06-07-2004 11:25 AM


Re: It Doesn't Get Any Clearer Than This
If Stephen ben Yeshua was still here he would say that this raises the probability from 0.1 to 0.11 that demons exist...or he might just pass gas and point to the evidence.
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