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Space_Dude
12-03-2009, 04:11 PM
Do you think that people who are presumed to have supernatural ability such as telekenises and psychic abilities and 'the second sight' is the next stage in evolution or do you think that this is just another way of making money??

Garrett
12-03-2009, 05:17 PM
the next step in evolution will assist in survival and reproduction.

therefore I expect the next stage in evolution will be the ability to sit on your ass, draw welfare, and have heaps of kids.

Kevin Bonham
12-03-2009, 08:43 PM
Do you think that people who are presumed to have supernatural ability such as telekenises and psychic abilities and 'the second sight' is the next stage in evolution or do you think that this is just another way of making money??

The latter. In spite of abundant opportunities for such people to make money if they can demonstrate their talents under controlled scientific conditions, none have done so. Perhaps they are all too busy demonstrating their talents to gullible audiences to bother trying!

(Apparently the copout is something like "sceptical damping". Yep, some of these charlatans actually reckon that psychic abilities only work when there aren't any hardened sceptics in the room!)

Rincewind
12-03-2009, 11:15 PM
(Apparently the copout is something like "sceptical damping". Yep, some of these charlatans actually reckon that psychic abilities only work when there aren't any hardened sceptics in the room!)

The upshot of the skeptical dampening hypothesis is they are basically saying the skeptics have stronger psychic powers than the psychics.

:lol:

Mischa
12-03-2009, 11:26 PM
would be poetic