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Author Topic:   The Three Kinds of Creationists
Tangle
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Message 176 of 432 (657637)
03-29-2012 4:35 PM


James Randi
The idea that science ignores studying the paranormal is daft. Science has looked for it over and over and found nothing except delusion and fraud.

It's got to the extent that people like James Randi is offering $1m dollars for anyone that thinks they have something paranormal but has never found anything at all. If it's there making it's presence in the world science can study it. If it's not it can't.


 
The James Randi Education Foundation
The Foundation is committed to providing reliable information about paranormal claims. It both supports and conducts original research into such claims.

At JREF, we offer a one-million-dollar prize to anyone who can show, under proper observing conditions, evidence of any paranormal, supernatural, or occult power or event. The JREF does not involve itself in the testing procedure, other than helping to design the protocol and approving the conditions under which a test will take place. All tests are designed with the participation and approval of the applicant. In most cases, the applicant will be asked to perform a relatively simple preliminary test of the claim, which if successful, will be followed by the formal test. Preliminary tests are usually conducted by associates of the JREF at the site where the applicant lives. Upon success in the preliminary testing process, the "applicant" becomes a "claimant."

To date, no one has passed the preliminary tests.


Life, don't talk to me about life - Marvin the Paranoid Android

  
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Message 210 of 432 (657706)
03-30-2012 4:43 AM
Reply to: Message 209 by Chuck77
03-30-2012 4:31 AM


Re: Supernatural 101
The supernatural either doesn't exist or exists in a way we can never know about. (Because it doesn't interact with our natural world in any way that we can distinguish).

So in summary, it either doesn't exist or it doesn't matter to us if it does.


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Message 426 of 432 (659164)
04-13-2012 4:21 AM
Reply to: Message 424 by foreveryoung
04-13-2012 12:24 AM


Re: The Knowledgeable Creationist
I went to add your kind comments to my list of loveliness that other 'Christians' have posted, but I see I've already got you in my Hall of Fame.

Never mind, it just adds more guano to the pile.

Message 124


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