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Posted 3/17/15

oodain wrote:

the problem with tying such phenomena to belief is that belief is inherently biasing, making the proposition somewhat susceptible to the perception problem.

it will always be possible that such experiences are entirely in that persons own perception, just like we can never be entirely sure about any memory or anything we have seen, only difference being degree as modified by its self referential nature.

as for multiple people experiencing the same phenomena, LSD and several other psychedelics will do that to you too, we as people are extremely suggestive, more so than any of us care to realize i suspect, sharing exact visuals isn't all that uncommon.
the simple fact that ghost stories are told can be enough for a mass shared experience.



From my point of view not as a believer but an entertainer of this theory is life has become this weird confirming spectacle as i watch everything go on. i'm asking questions nobody else can hardly imagine. I had the same reaction about the perception problem. God only knows.
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Posted 3/17/15 , edited 3/17/15

ijw wrote:



I don't know why that would affect our perception.


I don't know what this is in response to, but I still think I have an answer.

It's because it should be supernatural but it has a source.

Just like pigs learning to play video games, people had to learn so much to create video games themselves, let alone somebody having to try to get pigs to play video games, and now we're worried about whether animals we breed and harvest should be entertained.

Statistically, we should breed and harvest grasshoppers, not cattle and hogs. Statistically, the human race stands no chance in this bug-eating effort.

So it's a big joke, let's eat bugs. But seriously, let's eat bugs, it sounds like a weird-person thing to do. I don't care what HPR says, they are gross but they can be food.
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Posted 3/18/15


there is a such thing called third eye or something(perverted jokes aside), i remember it having something to do with chakra or something along those lines, and supposedly if you open it you cannot close it and if you do open it you can't stop yourself from seeing all these supernatural/ demonic things.
Posted 3/18/15
So pigs enjoy flashing lights? They just want to make the pig mentally healthy for mass production.

As for being off-topic


Pig attack

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/hogs-eat-their-farmer-in-oregon/
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Posted 3/18/15
Going back to the original post, one finds an entertaining example of reification. The OP is written describing a point of view that assumes the supernatural as existing, and attributes the differences in the perceptive processes of individuals the qualities of some sort of spatial boundary.

It does lead to some amusing questions.

Does the "barrier" vary between individuals? Is this "barrier" thicker or stiffer around hard skeptics compared to those less committed to their beliefs?

Also, how elastic is this "barrier"? If a believer attempts to jump on top of a skeptic (or vice versa) and both are sufficiently committed to their points of view would the jumper bounce like on a trampoline?
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Posted 3/18/15 , edited 3/18/15

kamosuzo wrote:
If a believer attempts to jump on top of a skeptic (or vice versa) and both are sufficiently committed to their points of view would the jumper bounce like on a trampoline?


If Kamosuzo talks, does anyone care?

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Posted 3/21/15

Phersu wrote:


kamosuzo wrote:
If a believer attempts to jump on top of a skeptic (or vice versa) and both are sufficiently committed to their points of view would the jumper bounce like on a trampoline?


If Kamosuzo talks, does anyone care?



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