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Re: “Utahns Abducted by Aliens

I think the Double mint commercial just possessed my keyboard...or perhaps I just double posted. Lol!

Posted by SootSandandH2O on 09/30/2009 at 12:58 PM

Re: “Utahns Abducted by Aliens

The funniest thing I've seen posted so far is James the "Amazing" Randi who has been busted several times falsifying, manipulating and misconstruing information as well as using an award offering that turns down every credible discovery, but pulls no punches when it comes to cranks.
One Example: In a 1989 interview with a Japanese newspaper, Randi was quoted as saying that Uri Geller had driven a metallurgist named Wilbur Franklin to "shoot himself in the head," after the scientist realized that Geller had tricked him. This statement was incorrect—Franklin had died of natural causes.
How can one determine laboratory conditions for a phenomenon that no one understands the origins of? What elements contribute to or produce such phenomena that might be excluded from a so called "Laboratory environment" observation? We would have to know the elements first, beyond charlatanry of course.
Randi who is only a stage magician and not: A professor of Anything, A holder of a Master's Degree in anything, a Physicist or Scientist of any sort, yet who seems to think his word is more viable than truly credible Scientists, Physicists and many other Intelligent and well Educated persons. How many lawsuits does the man have under his belt? I would appreciate his efforts more if they were any more credible than those he attacks. Lol!
When you've experienced a thing, you can still doubt it. It's the assumptions of those that have not experienced that is irritating. Either way, considering self doubt of experience, it is reasonable to expect doubt from those that have not...
Beyond that, Hayduke is D@mn funny! I laugh because it's more fun than facing the truth. Like many past discoveries and ideas that were mocked, the truth shall have its day eventually.
;)

Not that I believe these people, just allowing for the amount of ignorance humanity has vs its current accumulation of percieved knowledge.


Posted by SootSandandH2O on 09/30/2009 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Utahns Abducted by Aliens

The funniest thing I've seen posted so far is James the "Amazing" Randi who has been busted several times falsifying, manipulating and misconstruing information as well as using an award offering that turns down every credible discovery, but pulls no punches when it comes to cranks.
One Example: In a 1989 interview with a Japanese newspaper, Randi was quoted as saying that Uri Geller had driven a metallurgist named Wilbur Franklin to "shoot himself in the head," after the scientist realized that Geller had tricked him. This statement was incorrect—Franklin had died of natural causes.
How can one determine laboratory conditions for a phenomenon that no one understands the origins of? What elements contribute to or produce such phenomena that might be excluded from a so called "Laboratory environment" observation? We would have to know the elements first, beyond charlatanry of course.
Randi who is only a stage magician and not: A professor of Anything, A holder of a Master's Degree in anything, a Physicist or Scientist of any sort, yet who seems to think his word is more viable than truly credible Scientists, Physicists and many other Intelligent and well Educated persons. How many lawsuits does the man have under his belt? I would appreciate his efforts more if they were any more credible than those he attacks. Lol!
When you've experienced a thing, you can still doubt it. It's the assumptions of those that have not experienced that is irritating. Either way, considering self doubt of experience, it is reasonable to expect doubt from those that have not...
Beyond that, Hayduke is D@mn funny! I laugh because it's more fun than facing the truth. Like many past discoveries and ideas that were mocked, the truth shall have its day eventually.
;)

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Posted by SootSandandH2O on 09/30/2009 at 12:49 PM

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