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    This prominent scientist says life is meaningless… and he’s serious |314|

    You know what, don't bother responding. I'm sure the meaning of life is "love" or something similar, right? I'm not sure why I checked the site again, but it is nothing but frustrating for me. I believe in psi and the afterlife but I don't believe in skeptiko or the direction alex has taken...
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    This prominent scientist says life is meaningless… and he’s serious |314|

    Claiming we don't know the meaning of life is no different from claiming we do know the meaning of life? Are you being serious? The meaning of life?
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    This prominent scientist says life is meaningless… and he’s serious |314|

    Because the secure know that we don't know jack shit about what the meaning of life is, and anyone who tells you they do know is selling you something or is so freakin insecure about their existence that they feel the need to claim stuff that is well above their pay grade.
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    This prominent scientist says life is meaningless… and he’s serious |314|

    That was a serious statement. I am a psychiatric social worker and I truly believe that anyone who claims to know the meaning of life is incredibly insecure.
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    This prominent scientist says life is meaningless… and he’s serious |314|

    Anyone claiming to know the meaning of life is incredibly insecure.
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    Can we believe eyewitnesses… did this 17th century monk levitate? |312|

    I agree, but this is hardly specific to religions. There are many people here (Alex included), who seem to hold that psi is 100% proven and not really open for debate anymore, and that to continue debating the point is to be "stuck on stupid". This is the biggest failing of Skeptiko, in my...
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    Can we believe eyewitnesses… did this 17th century monk levitate? |312|

    That's fair. I was trying to be a little tongue-in-cheek and make a joke about the forum itself, but that's fair either way. :)
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    Can we believe eyewitnesses… did this 17th century monk levitate? |312|

    Sure. Do it live, on multiple occasions, and in front of a group of skeptical scientists and magicians who can interact with you while you are levitating. I realize this might be too much to ask the practitioner, but you asked if there would be a way to do it so that trickery could be ruled out...
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    Can we believe eyewitnesses… did this 17th century monk levitate? |312|

    This is a difficult one for me, since I am an amateur magician and as such, I know how many of the famous illusions are achieved. While I don't want to reveal tricks, within the magic community there is a lot of talk about Angel's approach to using actors and camera tricks and editing. You can...
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    Can we believe eyewitnesses… did this 17th century monk levitate? |312|

    Paid stooges. If you follow much of his stuff, it becomes fairly clear that he is not afraid to use large groups of paid actors to sell his illusions. Which is totally different from the illusion David Blaine uses in his "made for TV" levitations. Blaine's illusion is much more creative, in my...
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    'It Was Like a Cult': Leaving the World of Online Conspiracy Theories

    https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/it-was-like-a-cult-leaving-the-world-of-online-conspiracy-theories
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    CD Sub-Forum

    I remember when the Skeptiko forum used to promote critical discussions among proponents and skeptics! Those were really exciting times. Now with all the skeptics chased off, this forum is dead as a door nail!
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    9/11 Discussion Thread

    One of the stupidest forum posts I've ever read, bar none. The arguments from incredulity are so thick and sticky it's hard to wade through them without a shovel...does the author really think he has to understand the motivations of people in order for them to be legitimate? Has the author ever...
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    Was FLS permanently banned?

    David Has she been permanently banned or not? Thanks
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    Was FLS permanently banned?

    I think it's silly to ban people unless they are spambot spamming or engaging in hate speech. Banning someone because you've decided they don't argue with you the way you'd like is really telling, but it's not my forum and I know fls rubbed a lot of people the wrong way over the years (which...
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