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Yeh but u have to realize, that some things can never be proven
You know, that reminds me of this discussion. Where does "believing" end, and "knowing" start?
For my humble self to believe something, there should at least be credible indications that it actually may be true.
On the other hand, as right as you may be with what you're saying (see quote above), claiming something and then saying "some things can never be proven" does not automagically make these claims true. (Hence the giant flying dildo story: can you prove me wrong on this one, and if not, does this mean you're supposed to believe in giant flying dildos? I don't think so.)
The problem with UFOs is that every 'evidence' ever delivered so far has been turned out to be a fake. You can't blame people (<--that includes me :-) ) for being so sceptical here. And stating things like "only small minds need big proof" doesn't exactly help either. If alx's life depends on whether he can make us believe in UFOs, he should come up with the hard, non-faked evidence we're asking for, not imply that we're just too small-minded to accept The Truth™. Or alternatively, he could accept that some people have different opinions, and let the topic rest. There are other sites which may be better suited for extensive UFO discussions. (Not trying to move your subjects away from NAO, Jaz. ;-) )
When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.
This post was edited by null on Jul 19, 2003.
Yeh but u have to realize, that some things can never be proven.... Im mean, its good not to just settle for the simple anwers, but to evaluate things..... But you can only go so far.....
The problem is trying to figure where proof lies. The argument over in Ideas about psychic powers has degraded (in part my fault) into an argument about what proof is; it's hard for me to explain to cyborg how it feels to have dreams come true in waking life, or to explain that I've met other people who describe the exact same feeling when they see such a dream happen in real life, because he really has no reason to believe me. I hope, though, that he isn't distrusting of me because I believe in prescient psychic abilities.
Sorry, must have had my sarcastic day. No offense meant.
But it fits pretty well for at least the Scientology thing. :-)
Yeah, well I'll admit that Christianity admits its fair share of sheep.
Scientology, however, is founded on the attraction of sheep. "If I separate from my non-Scientologist friends, pay exorbitant rates to have my 'reactive mind' cleaned, and accept that L. Ron Hubbard sank half the German Navy in WWII, as well as killing Hitler, stopping the Cold War, saving the world from nuclear annihilation, and getting my cat out of that tree on wednesday, then I'll never get the sniffles again!"
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Oh, and by the way: Deep Rosette, is Serj Tankian in System of a Down?
I'll believe in anything if you'll just believe in anything
If there is a blackhole that is swallowing the universe, and the day that it does ... where would the universe go, it has to go somewhere.
To me the universe is like an airplane, the door and windows are blackholes, and if someone was to open the door everything would be sucked out. So to me a blackhole is just a door way to another plain of existance.
So if the universe was swallowed it would probably have to end up somewhere else. Our universes death could be the birth of a new one.