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Posted 2/9/13

chris1976 wrote:


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Well it's been completely proven that humans glow. We radiate a little bit of light off of our bodies that cannot be seen with the naked eye.


But what if some people can? See the aura with the naked eye, that is.



Then they've been watching too much Initial D. Or they have a brain disorder that allows them to see heat emitting off of people. The 'soul' aspect of this thread is based on the ability to photograph images of electrical discharge. I have issues with thinking of electricity as being a soul. I have even more issues with considering it a soul when we know very little about how the process itself works.

It sounds to me like humans are yet again attaching mystical answers to problems that have yet to be solved. I'm fairly certain that the phenomenon will one day be solved, and we will look at the truth of the matter in the same ways that we look at computers and cellphones without thinking they are magic, when people hundreds of years ago would have killed you for using some sort of 'sorcery'.

The closest I come to pseudo-science is that I believe it may be possible to have out of body experiences when on the brink of death. Even so, I am cautiously skeptical of it.


I guess I have a mental disorder then.


Care to describe it? Also, if that is actually the case, then it's not such a bad thing. Savants have incredible mental disorders, and just look at what they can do.
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What I see is a white light around living things. I can also see it around inanimate objects though not as strongly. If I look at it for a few seconds I can see colors in it. (Disclaimer: I am not claiming to be psychic, have super powers or see souls. I have no idea what it is I see.)
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chris1976 wrote:

What I see is a white light around living things. I can also see it around inanimate objects though not as strongly. If I look at it for a few seconds I can see colors in it. (Disclaimer: I am not claiming to be psychic, have super powers or see souls. I have no idea what it is I see.)

This might be considered synesthesia, but I want to test it by sticking you in a pitch black room behind soundproofed glass to examine an unknown number of living things, ranging from algae to humans and ask you to number and describe them.
It's not that I don't believe you, but that I would love to study your brain if you actually have this ability.
Seriously, I wanna do this.
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I would but we seem to be short on pitch black rooms with soundproofed glass.
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I can make it happen, just give me access to your brain.
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Wow, you've explained this better than I could have imagined. I do agree with you, even in that pseudoscience is a bunch of crap that's been disproved countless times.

As with "and we never reject a model until it has been disproved", I'm not so sure I agree with that. The existence of a God seems to be one of the most scientifically rejected ideas... well... ever. Yet, I don't think it has been scientifically disproved.

However, I don't want this debate to get into a huge religious argument. They rarely go anywhere.

I've experienced spiritual things many times. They weren't big -- mostly just noticing the mood change of a city/town just by driving within the general vicinity of it. The thing I am troubled with most, is that I've experienced that spiritual stuff, yet it's been disproved by science. Surely that doesn't mean it doesn't exist, does it? Because if it didn't exist, I wouldn't have experienced it in the first place.


Thank you, I'm glad to help. The thing is, science has not rejected the existence of God, as it is not possible to test the existence of God (which is why I called Richard Dawkins an ass earlier). Many scientists adhere to some kind of religion, and many are athiests, and some (like myself) really just don't care either way as long as we can party in a pirate costume. There is no evidence against God, so therefore God has yet to be disproved.

However, there is much evidence against the explanation for the universe described by religious texts, and so those explanations have been disproved. For example, the earth is not 6,000 years old, and the first woman was not fashioned from a man's rib. These things are patently ridiculous with the knowledge and technology we have now, but probably made a lot of sense to the primitive screwheads that thought it up in the first place. Disproving flawed explanations from hundreds (or thousands) of years ago isn't a bad thing if one can acknowledge that our species has an innate need to explain things, even when we can't, and that we are constantly learning. In the next millennium we will be considered primitive screwheads, and I'm okay with that.

Ultimately, science is just a way to understand how things work by testing predictions based upon conceptual models. Conceptual models are constructed to explain and predict observed phenomena. If the conceptual model is rejected, the phenomenon still exists, it just needs a different explanation.

The problem I have with this aura crap and other pseudoscience is that people are trying to use stuff that sounds like science as justification for their beliefs. Someone perceives auras? Great, sure, why not? There is a neurological condition known as synesthesia that is present in up to 4% of people in which some sensory input is processed in a non-related part of the brain, resulting in the perception of "seen" sound, or "felt" colors, etc. Unsurprisingly, many synesthetics are artists and musicians. However, what a synesthetic perceives is unquantifiable, so it cannot be captured and measured by a camera, computer, echo location, Geiger counter, or whatever. The best we can do is observe their brain with an fMRI and quantify the activity in certain areas during different tasks. If we're lucky they'll give it to "science" after they die and we can chop that mofo up and compare it to "normal" brains.


I'm glad you think this way -- there are not many who actually think like that. I think the real trouble lies within people only going by textbook definitions, and not expanding their horizons. Lots of Atheists don't think outside the box when it comes to the origin of the universe, or any other belief oriented things like that. And in the same way, lots (and I mean LOTS) of Christians don't think outside the box when it comes to creation. They take the bible very literally, which is not the way to do it most times. They think "oh, I'll just trace the heritage from Adam and Eve down to people nowadays, and that'll be the age of the earth! But in reality, the bible never says how long it took to create the earth, or how much time passed before introducing man unto the world.

But regardless of that, thanks for clearing up seriously every question I had about this subject. I do (now) find it ridiculous how people try to use science and scientific terms to justify something that isn't provable by science (like telepathy and such).

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never checked myself to know.

I hear we all have souls. though that sounds like hearsay to me.

much like folks are full of compassion for fellow man.

I hear that exists as well.
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Well, this certainly is a thread full of uh...open minded individuals. But that brings to mind a quote I find applicable to many in here: "If you open your mind too much your brain will fall out."
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Mono-no-Aware wrote:

Well, this certainly is a thread full of uh...open minded individuals. But that brings to mind a quote I find applicable to many in here: "If you open your mind too much your brain will fall out."


It's ... a little bit preachy, and really misleading the way OP made the thread.

If there's anything even remotely like this going on, it's going to be based on our bodies releasing and recieving chemicals that may influence our mood.
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It's literally been over a half a year, plus 2 months since this was last posted in. Feel free to recreate if you so desire. Closed due to inactivity.
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