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Postby VeenaandNivyah » Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:11 pm

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I've heard a lot of people talk about ESP or Extra Sensory Powers.
Do they existy, i mean such powers associated with ur dreams and stuff. They don't right? I mean, that's just biologicallyimposible, right?
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Postby cool A-level student » Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:29 pm

there was a test done on some certain ESP and it turned out negative on all the ones ive heard of, dreams are to do with your sub-conscience (prob spelt that wrong), i dont beleive personally in ESP as its far-fetched to be real, its only really a dream some people have made up in hope that they hve some form of super powers or at least thats wat i think
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Postby mith » Fri Mar 10, 2006 1:07 am

Read up on James Randi(the magician) and his efforts to debunk sleight of hand and whatnot involved in most instances of "paranormal" activity.
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Postby VeenaandNivyah » Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:38 am

cool A-level student wrote: i dont beleive personally in ESP as its far-fetched to be real, its only really a dream some people have made up in hope that they hve some form of super powers or at least thats wat i think


That's right. Have you seen the movie "Minority Report" (i think that's the name, not sure :oops: )? It's about some woman with ESP. I mean, it's practically impossible. I agree, nothing like that exists. :D
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Postby cool A-level student » Fri Mar 10, 2006 1:00 pm

glad u agree, i think ESP is a load of twoddle :)
then again who knows wat the inactive parts of our brains do!
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Postby VeenaandNivyah » Sat Mar 11, 2006 11:12 am

Can the inactive parts of our brain, actually SEE the future. I feel, it's usually by some kinda sheer luck.
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Postby mith » Sat Mar 11, 2006 2:08 pm

Well, currently we have no way of knowing that scientifically, so it depends on whether you're a believer of the scientific method or something else. But to scientist it's a little hard to acknowledge something like that.

It might be able to see into the future, but then you'll have to assume that the future is already determined and that free will is an illusion. To some that's even a harder pill to swallow.
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Postby MrMistery » Sat Mar 11, 2006 5:56 pm

Agreed, seeing the future means knowing what everyone is going to think and do...
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Postby alextemplet » Sun Mar 12, 2006 3:23 pm

Actually, some believe that "prophesies" only tell what might happen, not what's guaranteed to happen. But I still wouldn't put my faith in it, since most such predictions are only made after the fact. For example, after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, everyone wanted to claim that Nostradamus or some other psychic had predicted it, but such claims are worthless if we can't tell what's going to happen before it actually happens.[/code]
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Postby MrMistery » Sun Mar 12, 2006 6:39 pm

What might happen? Cool! The Sun will explode in 10 seconds. It might happen, although not a very big probability. Still there? Aaaaaaaaaaah
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Postby Khaiy » Sun Mar 12, 2006 10:02 pm

Even if the future were predefined, there's no biological mechanism that should allow someone to have advanced knowledge of it. Maybe there is more to the world than what we see, but for now it's all purely speculation, and it's all metascience.
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Postby VeenaandNivyah » Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:27 pm

MrMistery wrote:What might happen? Cool! The Sun will explode in 10 seconds. It might happen, although not a very big probability. Still there? Aaaaaaaaaaah

Exactly... There's this psychic guy in our locality who predicted that the tsunami would occur again b'fore 2010 and that over half of our city would be vanquished. Honestly, he said that there would be an earthquake in the Himalayas and that half of India would be destroyed...AND he even said thet the Sun is gonna explode. :roll: :roll: :roll:
(that's the stuff u were talking abt, Mr Mistery).
WHAT A PILE OF CRAP.
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