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    Do you have any stock tips?

    Ever be thinking of someone and then they call while you are thinking? Ever have a dream that you think came true? Ever had a bad feeling and something bad happened?If so you may be psychic. Buy my book on the real paranormal story and find out for only $29.95. Find out how the govt uses psychic's to spy on you.

    The problem is one of stastics. You rmeber a dream and part or all sems to play out in reality. How many times have you had a dream that did not mean anything?

    How many times were thinking of someone and they did not call compared to coincdense when they called while you thinking about them?

    It is a subjective sunconsious selection bias. You highlight that which conforms your conclusion and ignore counter experinces.

    If you get hooked into it you will start looking for conformations and seeing then, like theists do.

    Back in the 70s a sister was getting dragged into the Edgar Cayce stuff, I managed to pull her back. There is a foundation and library of his prophesies.

    There is a well developed organized culture around the paranormal.

    You are m a well trodden path. Read the whole link. So far there has been no scientific demonstration of any paranormal powers.

    Back in the 70s I took a psych class caked Altered States Of Awareness. The prof can the experiment. He held up envelopes with a set of symbols we new. We had to deduce what was in each envelope. The class was a statistical average of success. Some a little high some a little low.

    I ran the same kind of experiment using a poll on the form. I drew an simple geometric figure on paper and made up 3 others for the poll. The result was statistical. Approximately 25% picked the right figure.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Cayce

    Edgar Cayce (/ˈkeɪsiː/; March 18, 1877 – January 3, 1945) was an American clairvoyant who answered questions on subjects as varied as healing, reincarnation, wars, Atlantis, and future events while allegedly asleep. A biographer gave him the nickname, The Sleeping Prophet. A nonprofit organization, the Association for Research and Enlightenment,[1] was founded to facilitate the study of Cayce's work.

    Some consider him the true founder and a principal source of the most characteristic beliefs of the New Age movement.[2]

    Cayce is also notable for his contributions to the notions of diet and health, particularly the issues of food combining, acid/alkaline diet, and the therapeutic use of food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronburgundy View Post
    Memory failures are the key to beliefs in psychic abilities.

    If we constantly recalled every thought we ever have, then it would obvious to us that 99.999% of our thoughts do not anticipate any future random events. Thus, the notion that we have some kind of special psychics powers would seem obviously false.
    But instead, we fail to recall almost every thought we have ever had, and only in the rare instances when a random future event does correspond to a thought is the past experience of the thought recalled. Thus, the future events determine the biased sample of thoughts recalled making it subjectively seem that many of our past thoughts anticipate the future.

    I like to use this illustration to my research methods classes, both to discourage belief in psychic ability, but more to illustrate why anecdotes are useless and not evidence of anything and why systematic observation is the key to the power of science. IF there were a scientist there to systematically record every thought, then every thought would be recalled and could be compared to future events. Then, the instances of thoughts anticipating random future events would be revealed for the extremely rare coincidences that they are.
    But, how do you know?!


    Could you tell what I meant?
    Check here:

    That's proof you're a psychic.



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    Really many, many people are real psychics.


    They know God doesn't exist.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Speakpigeon View Post
    Really many, many people are real psychics.


    They know God doesn't exist.


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    Actually, the evidence for being psychic would be if theists turned out to be correct. Given that there is no evidence or logic to support God's existence and the a priori probability in infinitely small, for them to have gotten it correct would be a miraculous feat of supernatural ability.

    Knowing that God doesn't exist is just the boring application of reason to conclude the probability approaches zero.

    Interestingly, many theists do not believe in psychic powers, not for rational reasons, but because that would make humans too God-like and that is not allowed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronburgundy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Speakpigeon View Post
    Really many, many people are real psychics.


    They know God doesn't exist.


    EB
    Actually, the evidence for being psychic would be if theists turned out to be correct. Given that there is no evidence or logic to support God's existence and the a priori probability in infinitely small, for them to have gotten it correct would be a miraculous feat of supernatural ability.

    Knowing that God doesn't exist is just the boring application of reason to conclude the probability approaches zero.

    Interestingly, many theists do not believe in psychic powers, not for rational reasons, but because that would make humans too God-like and that is not allowed.
    So you do have psychic powers!

    How could you possibly assess the probability of the existence of God if you were not a psychic?! QED.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronburgundy View Post
    Actually, the evidence for being psychic would be if theists turned out to be correct. Given that there is no evidence or logic to support God's existence and the a priori probability in infinitely small, for them to have gotten it correct would be a miraculous feat of supernatural ability.
    If there was one religion, maybe.
    With over 5000 flavors of Christain alone, if some of them turn out to have chosen the correct one, it's more 'some of those buying scratch-offs won more than they spent' results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith&Co. View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ronburgundy View Post
    Actually, the evidence for being psychic would be if theists turned out to be correct. Given that there is no evidence or logic to support God's existence and the a priori probability in infinitely small, for them to have gotten it correct would be a miraculous feat of supernatural ability.
    If there was one religion, maybe.
    With over 5000 flavors of Christain alone, if some of them turn out to have chosen the correct one, it's more 'some of those buying scratch-offs won more than they spent' results.
    Yeah but all Christian, Jewish, and Islamic God are largely the same concept and each one has an a priori probability of 1 / infinity, with no evidence to alter that probability. So, it would still be a psychic miracle if any of them turned out to be correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronburgundy View Post
    Yeah but all Christian, Jewish, and Islamic God are largely the same concept and each one has an a priori probability of 1 / infinity,
    No because the prior probability for a believer is 1. No need to be psychic. You just need to be a true believer.
    Quote Originally Posted by ronburgundy View Post
    with no evidence to alter that probability.
    Exactly. Probability 1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speakpigeon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ronburgundy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Speakpigeon View Post
    Really many, many people are real psychics.


    They know God doesn't exist.


    EB
    Actually, the evidence for being psychic would be if theists turned out to be correct. Given that there is no evidence or logic to support God's existence and the a priori probability in infinitely small, for them to have gotten it correct would be a miraculous feat of supernatural ability.

    Knowing that God doesn't exist is just the boring application of reason to conclude the probability approaches zero.

    Interestingly, many theists do not believe in psychic powers, not for rational reasons, but because that would make humans too God-like and that is not allowed.
    So you do have psychic powers!

    How could you possibly assess the probability of the existence of God if you were not a psychic?! QED.
    EB
    If God existed only in the minds of people, then only a psychic could prove the existence of God. I get where you are going... but I am not psychic.. I guess people get clues in other ways, hmmm.

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