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article from 1/2012...why skeptics are wrong
#21
Sounds like his egg roll is wrapped a little to tight.
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#22
People shouldn't be threatening others, end of story. But I do wonder what happened first when I see this...

I have ways of finding out who you are too.

When someone is threatened, fight or flight kicks in, and not everyone is going to cower.

I've been threatened online. It isn't fun. I can imagine that anyone who is a public figure of any sort would probably have it happen way more often.
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#23
You need to keep in mind there are many people with neurological disorders. The author was diagnosed with schizophrenia and OCD so death threats? Its amazing how often the skeptic circle of people who explain photography have received death threats. These people even make videos attacking and threatening.
Belief bias occurs when we make illogical conclusions in order to confirm our preexisting beliefs. Belief perseverance refers to our tendency to maintain a belief even after the evidence we used to form the belief is contradicted.
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#24
(10-25-2014, 09:48 AM)UglyNRude Wrote: You need to keep in mind there are many people with neurological disorders. The author was diagnosed with schizophrenia and OCD so death threats? Its amazing how often the skeptic circle of people who explain photography have received death threats. These people even make videos attacking and threatening.

Does anyone know what happened first? I'm gonna venture a guess that no...no one does. Yet the assumption is that the person making the NDE claim was the initial aggressor. Skeptics can also be guilty of believing things without proof.
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#25
Let me give an example of what I saw. A women posted pictures of her breath in a cemetery, yes there was snow on the ground. It was explained to her it wasn't a demon as she claimed. She then threatened to kill many anyone who disagreed with her. Everyone was polite but she went mentally ill person. Now pulling her arrest records we see numerous drug and alcohol convictions including attacking police officers.

Happens often with numerous paranormal teams. Hell look at the people on this forum that hate me. Icontexto-emoticons-06-032x032
Belief bias occurs when we make illogical conclusions in order to confirm our preexisting beliefs. Belief perseverance refers to our tendency to maintain a belief even after the evidence we used to form the belief is contradicted.
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#26
(10-25-2014, 10:46 AM)UglyNRude Wrote: Let me give an example of what I saw. A women posted pictures of her breath in a cemetery, yes there was snow on the ground. It was explained to her it wasn't a demon as she claimed. She then threatened to kill many anyone who disagreed with her. Everyone was polite but she went mentally ill person. Now pulling her arrest records we see numerous drug and alcohol convictions including attacking police officers.

Happens often with numerous paranormal teams. Hell look at the people on this forum that hate me. Icontexto-emoticons-06-032x032

Here's what I'm thinking. This Mr. Wu was in fact a fat, unattractive guy who wasn't having much luck with the ladies here, so he decided to try his luck overseas.

I just don't know what that would have to do with his beliefs in the paranormal. Somehow, skeptics seem to be making a connection that I'm not.

I'm sure that you can pull a thousand stories of crazy people making threats on both sides. It doesn't mean that all people who believe in the paranormal are crazy and are going to make threats. It also doesn't mean that there are no crazy skeptics who make threats.

It's a flawed argument, and you know it. It's basically a bunch of ad hominem attacks. Look...we found one person saying something stupid after they were insanely provoked! IT'S PROOF!!! All people who believe in the paranormal are dangerous nutters!!!

And I can only speak for myself...but I don't hate you. Sometimes you're mildly annoying, and sometimes you're amusing. All in all, I'd miss you if you left.
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#27
(10-25-2014, 10:46 AM)UglyNRude Wrote: Happens often with numerous paranormal teams. Hell look at the people on this forum that hate me. Icontexto-emoticons-06-032x032

And how many of those are regulars?
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#28
I'm glad to see that the theory of opposition in all things (to create balance) is in full effect.

Though, I do find one disparaging thing about this thread-- a skeptic isn't a non-believer in the paranormal. It's interesting to me that people feel this need to classify and categorize things in some way. If you believe, you must believe all the time. If you don't believe, you can't believe in the paranormal at all. That seems a little short-sighted to me. I personally prefer balance. I like to believe so long as there is insufficient evidence to prove something isn't paranormal. (You may have to read that a couple times. I wrote it confusing on purpose.)

I've kinda taken the religious response and applied it to a belief in the paranormal. What I mean is that I've decided to let people decide for themselves and not try to convince them one way or the other. I'm fairly certain that people enjoy deciding things for themselves, so I don't feel it's my job to convince someone one way or another... or to "save" them from what I believe is an erroneous belief.

... though, I will ignore what I believe is pure BS and I will post my thoughts and opinions of something freely...

I would encourage the members of the forum to exercise the right to adjust their personal account settings to block users who post things they wish to ignore.

Carry on, I suppose.
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#29
I would encourage the members of the forum to exercise the right to adjust their personal account settings to block users who post things they wish to ignore.


There's a way to do that?
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#30
Its an imaginary button that's based on belief. I thought it was disabled way back. Nothing like conversations with blocked members, kind of destroys the term discussion forum. perhaps its easier to find forums with people that only believe the way you do. Lots out there
Belief bias occurs when we make illogical conclusions in order to confirm our preexisting beliefs. Belief perseverance refers to our tendency to maintain a belief even after the evidence we used to form the belief is contradicted.
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