Is ESP real?

Discussion in 'Parapsychology' started by Magical Realist, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    So you admit it is an unprovoked insult. Do you know the site rules about that? Do you know what trolling is?
     
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  3. birch Valued Senior Member

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    eh, truly doubt that as those who are only literalists are also gullible as well. might have to chew on that a bit to understand the point as it would be outside your purview.
     
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  5. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Well, you're proving your gullible right now. That means it wasn't unprovoked.
     
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  7. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    And the Fairies? What's your take on them?
     
  8. birch Valued Senior Member

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    No, he/she doesn't. others are far more sarcastic, disrespectful, condescending, flaming and assume an air of superiority of what is real or not.
     
  9. birch Valued Senior Member

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    what's with you people and fairies? has anyone ever mentioned fairies except you so-called skeptics? is it some type of fetish you have?

    i don't personally believe in fairies, no.
     
  10. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    How am I proving I'm gullible right now? Explain yourself beyond drive-by one liners.
     
  11. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Your opinion is duly disregarded.
     
  12. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    I'm trying to ease your reading load.
     
  13. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Looks like you're trying to ease your posting load. Why do you post at all if you don't liking posting much? What are you getting out of it? Self-entertainment?
     
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  14. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Swooshed you, haven't I.
     
  15. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Whatever that means. You're not really about having a dialogue with anyone are you?
     
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  17. Jan Ardena Valued Senior Member

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    I don't see it as cut and dried like that.
    But I do enjoy living, and a lot of what that entails.

    Jan.
     
  18. Jan Ardena Valued Senior Member

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    The future is technology, not meditation, or development of third eye awakening. At least in the mainstream.

    You may have watched these videos already. But if you haven't, you may be interested.

    I wonder if these kids are the result of science, or nature. Nowadays it can be hard to tell. What do you think?




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  19. Jan Ardena Valued Senior Member

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    Don't forget pink unicorns, the invisible dragon in the garage, and the spaghetti monster.

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  20. birch Valued Senior Member

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    on the subject of fairies. it can be real in some context. if one's belief in fairies or just a whimsical hobby interest produces positive feelings, then that would translate to spreading positive feelings to the world, right? so in that sense, something can still have a real effect, even if it's not tangibly or literally real.

    as long as it's known (most people do) that it's merely an idea but still a relatively harmless one so i don't see a problem with fairies that needs to be viewed as harmful false ideas like it's the plague to society.

    so much of society is an actual construct from our conceptual thinking. we also create the society according to our abstract ideas. this can take benign, negative or positive proportions. i see the belief in fairies as positive and lovely and don't see a problem with it. i think it's cute, sweet and whimsical. probably even helps positive mood and feelings of good will. so a fairy can be a metaphorical representation of some positive aspect of our nature and fairies are an artistic representation of that. that's beautiful to me.
     
  21. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    I'm 66.6 years old (and holding

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    ). The real world has so much to see, hear, feel, and experience that I disregard fantasies that can only be experienced in one person's mind.

    Try sailing through the Straits of Magellan and suddenly note that a mountain on the left ends in an abrupt cliff. And on the other side, a mountain rises abruptly from the water and then tapers off to the south. I make the connection. The north and south cliffs, if pushed together, fitted nicely with the slope smoothly going down. The sudden thought that the southern end of the continent had shifted about a kilometer toward the South Pole at some distant time was stunning.
     
  22. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Arthur Conan Doyle was convinced the Fairies were real. He talked himself into believing the fraudsters, some young girls, had really made connection with the Fairy World. Even a smart man like Doyle can be fooled if he cooperates.
     
  23. birch Valued Senior Member

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    well, he took it literally.
     

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