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even tho it’s me, I still think it’s funny


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    RSIxidor
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    WHAT IN THE FUCK

    I’m so very scared right now.

    j_bryon
    Member

    Damn good thing she didn’t predict “You will receive bad news concerning your health from a doctor wearing (insert color)shirt.”

    I wouldn’t run Mystic Meg EVER again!

    bstaples
    Member

    thats pretty badass

    nyoki
    Member

    People will ask: What’s the harm in reading a horoscope, or get a reading, any belief in the supernatural?
    This is why I refuse to see what my horoscope is. False connections. If you read it, even as a joke, sooner or later something will click, and you’ll be thinking “Holy shit! How’d they know that?”. The answer is They didn’t, they can’t; it’s impossible. It has changed your brain though, it’s found a connection and is very reluctant to give it up.

    Phyreblade
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    I’m admittedly playing the devils advocate here, but what if it is true? What if they are, in fact, able to discern things that a normal person shouldn’t? Wouldn’t you like to empirically test their abilities? To know the truth? I would. How can you say it’s impossible without any form of scientific study? Do you not trust the scientific method? Science doesn’t lie. The predictions should either hold up under scientific scrutiny, or be inconclusive, in which case I would simply forget it ever happened. Of course the caveat is, the only kinds of predictions that can be empirically… Read more »

    Gouki4u
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    Dismissing things out of hand as impossible is unscientific, but most cases of people claiming to have supernatural powers, or ESP either can’t be empirically tested as you said, or their asses get owned by James Randi.

    fracked again
    Member

    Every other claimant of psychic powers has failed scientific testing. As Gouk14u points out, many have been owned by the Amazing Randi. But yeah, during an economic downturn, in a culture where blue shirts are common (I’m wearing one right now), this was sure to get a few hits.

    TheLotusEater725
    Member

    You realize Randi is notorious for cherry picking his data and his applicants for all of his little publicity stunts right?

    Howie Feltersnatch
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    Lotuseater fails, and fails hard. Applicants to Randi’s challenge AGREE TO THE TERMS BEFOREHAND. Often, they help design the challenge, by stating exactly what it is they can do and under what conditions. They first have to pass a fairly nonrigorous preliminary challenge. If they pass that–and “pass” is a well-defined condition, not subject to interpretation that both parties agree to beforehand–then they are given a more rigorous (ie., opportunities to cheat are eliminated) test. To date not one person–NOT ONE–has passed the preliminary. Randi has kept the money not because the test is rigged, but because there’s not such… Read more »

    Phyreblade
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    My $.02 on the James Randi Challenge: The contestants may have agreed to the terms beforehand, but that still does not make it a scientifically valid challenge. Many of his requirements go far above and beyond what would normally be accepted as significant statistical evidence by accepted scientific standards. To be honest, I don’t blame him. 1 million is a lot of mulah. And, as I pointed out before, to really prove psychic abilities would require empirical evidence that is far beyond any possibility of random statistical coincidence. However the fact that he has so much to loose by someone… Read more »

    fracked again
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    The experiments themselves are designed to be scientific. The psychic believes he/she can really do what they claim, and can do it on command and be right nearly every time. They fail. Having read over some of the preliminary tests, which nobody has ever passed, they are more than fair. You don’t need to be a “real” psychic to rake it in. They often say that they would be willing to take the test, but then come up with bullshit reasons as to why they never get around to it. Sylvia Browne is richer than god, has her own cult… Read more »

    tiki god
    Admin

    man, half those links make no sense what so ever.

    if that’s the best that the sooth sayers can come up with, I think Randi can sleep easily.

    fracked again
    Member

    HAHAHAHAHA! You linked to RENSE? Lotus, wow. Just wow. Beyond being stunned by your continuing intentional ignorance, Howie said all that needed to be said.

    TheLotusEater725
    Member

    I never said i believed in
    Rense’s claims or that psychics are even legitimate.Just that Randi is full of shit and is not a reliable source if you want real skeptical analysis of paranormal claims. Randi has backed out of his little publicity stunts multiple times. I

    TheLotusEater725
    Member

    Fracked i will take your claims seriously when you can actually show me that you are capable of thinking in a non-biased manner. So far all you do is use the same cookie cutter arguments i have heard and used myself personally, and when a legitimate or possibly legitimate claim is made you immeadiately resort to ad-hominem instead of providing actual links and evidence to back it up or you intentionalyl take things out of context in order to discredit it. Arguing with you is almost exactly like arguing with a fundementalist christian. Go back to listening to Tool and… Read more »

    nyoki
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    I’m just gonna go ahead and figure that astrology of any kind is bogus. Throughout the millenia, it’s never been shown to be correct. We know the Earth goes around the Sun, in part, because they couldn’t correctly predict eclipses. I do not and will not give credence to such garbage. Being rational does not mean I have to give credence to things that are clearly irrational.

    TheLotusEater725
    Member

    I read my horoscopes the day after and compare them to other websites/newspapers. Sometimes they are right but only because they are so vaguely worded. And Nobody is saying you have to give credence to “irrational things”

    Phyreblade
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    I do not buy astrology either. At lesat not for the purposes of telling a person what their future holds, and what they should be doing at any given time of the year. However there is a vast difference between saying “Astrology of any kind is garbage” and saying “None of the people who have claimed to be able to devine my future using astrology have been able to do so with any accuracy.” From a scientific standpoint, there is some merit to astrology, if interpreted and applied properly. Science has shown that the moons (among other celestial bodies) gravitational… Read more »

    nyoki
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    For how long? 45 years is how long Astrology had to convince me of anything, and so far…nada. Being rational does mean that sometimes you have to make blanket assumptions based on reality. The affect of the moon and gravity on our minds and bodies has nothing to do w/ Astrology (it would be biology and physics, I guess). Seriously, I can’t spend my time wondering about absolutely everything. I have to prioritize and psychics, Astrology, channels, ghosts and nearly everything ‘supernatural’ is waaaaaaay down on the bottom of my priority list, somewhere below dust motes.

    Phyreblade
    Member

    How long? Well, I don’t think there should be a time limit on scientific research. In fact, it shouldn’t have anything to do with time at all. The length of time it takes of prove something has no real bearing on whether it’s actually true or not. There are many factors that could make a valid hypothesis difficult to empirically prove in a timely fashion. To put a time limit on it is, to me, unscientific. But I agree, you shouldn’t have to worry about everything. That just doesn’t makes sense. Unless you’re on meth. 🙂 However the fact that… Read more »

    deleted_user
    Member

    You know what’s ironic? A friend read a fortune cookie that stated I will be forced into a career I don’t want or something, and that’s my case.

    But then again, it’s the same general “ghost whisperer” bullshit that works 1/10.

    Forgot his name, but there was a south park episode about it.

    Some guy would start to say a name or something and someone would obviously relate.

    Special Kail
    Member

    you’re fat.

    j_bryon
    Member

    Well, at least you used the correct form of you + are (you are = you’re)

    wookie_x
    Member

    Irony – 1 : a pretense of ignorance and of willingness to learn from another assumed in order to make the other’s false conceptions conspicuous by adroit questioning —called also Socratic irony 2 a : the use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning b : a usually humorous or sardonic literary style or form characterized by irony c : an ironic expression or utterance 3 a (1) : incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result (2) : an event or result marked… Read more »

    stoneage
    Member

    omg, a coincidence!

    Ben1605
    Member

    I once used Mystic Meg on a Sunday, and she told me my girlfriend would give me a gift on Wednesday. Next day (Monday), she broke up with me.

    FML.