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    Who among here believes in psychic, astrology or interested with it.

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    It's mostly just psychology used to make money some way (e.g. giving you money, reading a paper more often etc.) under the guise of being magical (e.g. astrology, tarot reading, psychic stuff etc.).

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    I don't, but I do believe in question marks. However, I don't believe Dr Evil's dad invented it (and I don't think Dr Evil does either).

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    p t barnum was right
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    people has their own beliefs.. the important is to respects oneself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r937 View Post
    p t barnum was right
    Oooh yeah.
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    I do. I've done a lot of work with such things and have seen it work.
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    actually, i was wrong, p t barnum never said what people think he said

    see http://www.historybuff.com/library/refbarnum.html
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    Astrology...hmm.. I believe in it but for me that comes as a part of our tradition and culture. You know every child born in our relig: has his horoscope written by an astrologer which is spot on almost in all cases....well atleast in my case. All they need is your birth date and time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by francesca_l0uise View Post
    people has their own beliefs.. the important is to respects oneself.
    Yes, but from a non-believer's point of view, I see it literally as what it is.

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    In my post...I linked it to my religion..honestly I don't want to get a discussion started on this.
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    electroscan, I totally agreew with you. I don't know what you're religion is, but I've also had astrological charts done and they've been extremely accurate.

    But it's all in if one chooses to acknowledge it or not. If one refuses to believe in it then no amount of evidence or experience would sway one to believe in it. Such has been my experience.
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    I don't believe in any of this stuff BUT (and that's a big butt):
    1) I find it interesting that many people do fit their astrological sign. Aquarius fits me to a "T".
    2) Many years ago, a guy told me about some lady who was a psychic and would tell things about me if I would write her a letter along with $20. He said I can call her to make sure it's OK but to NOT drop by her house. So I called her on the phone and, yes, it was a totally weird experience. I sent her a letter with five questions on it. Over a period of time I wrote her three times asking fairly specific questions.

    The only thing I remember from all that is, she correctly identified who I was going to marry, when I would marry, what job I would have, how well off I would be throughout my life, and a couple of others I forgot right now.

    1) She said I would marry a girl who's first name began with a 'D' and wore white. My wife's first name begins with a D and she wore a medical lab coat when I met her two years later.
    2) She said I would marry later than most (then) but before I was 30. I married at 28.
    3) She said I would have my own successful business which I did 10 years later.
    4) She said I wouldn't be rich but I would always be very well off. At the time I had a dead end job not making much money and had no prospects of going anywhere. Some say I'm rich but her description is probably more accurate.

    Because so many of these things didn't happen until several years later, I lost track of her. Wish I didn't.

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    Here's what I honestly believe...

    I think we do have a sixth sense that's under-developed. No, I'm not talking about any para-normal stuff.

    I think we're supposed to have that same sense to detect electrical signals that some other animals have... but I think for most of us it's under-developed.

    You know that there are fish like the Elephant Nose and Electric Eels that use their electric organs to sort of echo-locate food buried in the sand or otherwise hidden??

    You know that pit snakes and dogs are believed to have the ability to detect the electricity of muscle contractions of nearby animals ??

    I think we have some lingering ability to do this but it's not very sharp so we interpret it as "a weird feeling in the gut".

    Sort of like when you're walking down the street and you sometimes feel a vibe that someone is behind you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Datura
    I know what you're thinking and yes it's true that a lot of people use belief in the paranormal to swindle others out of their cash. Hell sometimes they even use it to start wars, or in Trinidad -- to win votes!!



    But remember what I told you about the hundred white sheep. Seeing just one black sheep can prove you wrong, but no matter how many white ones you see you cannot scientifically say "All sheep are white".

    This applies here too. It cannot be scientifically proven, but it cannot be scientifically dis-proven either.

    I'm going to stay on the fence with this one.

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    http://www.randi.org/research/index.html
    "... 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.
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    To date, no one has ever passed the preliminary tests."
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    @ Shaun: I will not beat the horse again. Let it graze and enjoy the grass
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    Quote Originally Posted by Datura
    @ Shaun: I will not beat the horse again. Let it graze and enjoy the grass
    Hard for a horse to eat grass when it's dead.

    (Yeah, I'm not as eloquent.)

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    It was not dead, it was just beaten! Poor old horse …
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    Quote Originally Posted by samsm View Post
    http://www.randi.org/research/index.html
    "... 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.
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    To date, no one has ever passed the preliminary tests."
    And I will introduce them to Sylvia Browne. Now, where's my money?

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    hahaha -- You want money for that, Dan? Wow, keep on barking up that tree
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    Well, that would cover my "consultation fee", the costs of getting them out to California (or to New York if they were to interview her on the Montell Williams show), taxes, insurance, Sylvia's fee (which I'd have to pay for)...

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    Maybe she can foretell you what the rest of your life will bring?

    Maybe she can also give you one of those oh soooo long and "knowing" looks

    You will be plenty rewarded for those expenses that you will have to fork over to pay for those lovely fingernails and lashes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Schulz View Post
    And I will introduce them to Sylvia Browne. Now, where's my money?
    http://www.quackwatch.org/11Ind/browne.html

    "Sylvia Browne would like people to believe she has the psychic ability to communicate with the dead and to diagnose their ailments. She has broken three promises made on international television to take the JREF One Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge. More than two years have passed since her first promise."
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