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Posted 7/1/15

marklebid wrote:

The mere existence of Egyptian Pyramids and Stonehenge says nothing.

Thinking that your species, which has figured out how to cross the ocean on a pile of dead trees, grind those trees up and glue them together to make paper, records everything that happens for generations, make earthquake detectors (in ancient China), water clocks, bends light by manipulating sand, flies through the air ... produces complex sounds from plastic discs, propels pieces of metal faster than sound etc. etc. etc. ...

Thinking that we couldn't move some big rocks around? I just don't even.


Don't worry mate, I'm taking the mick.
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Posted 7/1/15
The most trusted evidence you will ever get is from yourself. If your comfortable with the idea of this, try using a Ouija board. Definitely do some research before you buy/use one thought. I have one and have never had a problem. If you ever get uncomfortable with the spirit, or a bad vibe, you need to say goodbye and close the portal immediately. Again, do some research and you will learn more about this.
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Posted 7/2/15

Nobodyofimportance wrote:

For some reason I don't think it's schizophrenia. Unless people who visit him get it too.


Again, not to be dismissive or accusatory, but we are getting all of our information from one source. Perfectly sane people distort memories and hear what they want to hear from other people. If he is having delusions and hallucinations, it is difficult to trust his accounts of events and things that other people say to him.

But to be sure, I am not a psychologist and cannot speak precisely to the type of delusions that are common to schizophrenia (assuming it's that specific).

But in the end, this is the fundamental problem with belief in the paranormal. People get virtually all of their information from individual anecdotal accounts that cannot be corroborated. They are never studied or analyzed, or when they are it is usually by hacks who have no understanding of scientific methodology. Once you start to see some real explanations for things that people commonly attribute paranormal agency, it becomes quite clear how easily we are fooled in to believing things we wish to be true.

I would recommend reading "The Skeptic's Guide To The Paranormal" by Lynne Kelly. It's a real eye opener.
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