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Author Topic:   Supernatural/paranormal activity and the power of suggestion
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Message 4 of 33 (646731)
01-05-2012 11:51 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by hooah212002
12-31-2011 1:03 PM


I would like for this to go on the science side so we don't get bogged down with "faith" or "belief" as this thread is intended to target exactly that.

The science section is predominantly regarding the evolution/creation debate, and this is really only tangentially relevant to that debate I think. Faith and Belief might work on the grounds that it is about the objective/subjective divide and arguments pro and against the objective reality of God (and I suppose other things people have faith in too, if we're being loose), though you've said you want out of that.

That really only leaves Free for All and Coffee House. The latter, I think, being preferable.


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Message 6 of 33 (646733)
01-05-2012 7:34 PM
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01-05-2012 2:02 PM


I will request, though, that we can attempt to refrain from, for lack of better terminology, "feelings".

I'm confused, I thought you wanted to discuss the scientific basis for certain feelings viz 'the heeby jeebies'. Surely feelings are going to be discussed. If it is to be a debate, what position do you expect your opponents to take if not 'I had a feeling there was a spirit/deity/whatever therefore there was'? If you want to propose a debate to argue against that position, surely some people should be permitted to argue for it?

I appreciate you might not want to go down that rabbit hole, but I'm having difficulty picturing what else you are expecting. Do you just want this to be a discussion about the scientific account, rather than a debate?

I included that because I think the two go hand in hand. I'm hoping that is why you suggested the Coffee House and not because it's me proposing the topic.

I suggested Coffee House because it doesn't fit elsewhere comfortably, it was not meant as a personal slight or anything. Are you still opposed to it going there?

Since the question of fingerprint analysis made it over to it, I suppose we could squeeze into the Is It Science? forum. There we can discuss whether scientific explanations for the spooky feelings you discuss are really scientific or something.


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01-06-2012 10:41 AM


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