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Message 11 of 20 (634954)
09-25-2011 4:10 AM

Well thought out and articulated comment
Author: Zen Deist
Forum: Is It Science?
Thread: Studying the supernatural
Message #: 50

A small sample:

Zen Deist writes:

Personally, I do not see it being possible to test any real supernatural aspects that may be in the {exist} set, because in order to properly validate (ie tested, calibrated and known(1)) to produce proper results) such a test you would need bonafide positive and negative results, which would make the whole exercise unnecessary.

This means you can only logically test for the effects of supernatural presence\essence on natural systems that can be tested. Problems here are (a) the strong possibility of false negative results, and (b) results that are confused with and ascribed to natural causes.

Thus we have to work from inference from indirect evidence, rather than direct observation and deduction, and thus we need to practice extreme care not to make premature conclusions, pro or con.

Nice post Zen Deist.

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Message 17 of 20 (635601)
09-30-2011 12:26 AM
Reply to: Message 14 by Panda
09-29-2011 8:05 PM

Panda writes:

I would like to nominate GDR as poster of the month.
Polite, concise, thoughtful, determined - GDR is consistently all of these things.
Ok - sure - I frequently disagree with his opinions.
But that is irrelevant to the quality of his(?) posts.

GDR...nice work. *thumbs up*

Here's what the OP says for this thread:

When you find a post that is too good to be missed, nominate it here as one of the September, 2011, Posts of the Month (POTM).
You message subtitle should include the author's name and the topic/thread title.

Message Format:

Author: Author's Name
Forum: Forum where posted
Thread: Thread title
Message #: Number and Link to the nominated message

Nominations should include a link to the nominated article, and a short comment on why the message deserves nomination.

Note: As always, this is not a thread for debates. Posts should be limited to nomination, seconds, congratulations, and acceptance statements by nominees.

Can you link one of his posts you like the most for everyone who doesn't know GDR is "Polite, concise, thoughtful, determined"?

I agree with you about GDR, btw.

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