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Old 04-26-2016, 03:54 PM
Czarcasm Czarcasm is offline
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Originally Posted by Crazyhorse View Post
I knew you were going to say that, even before you did!

I'm not saying anyone should believe in ESP. I'm saying there is a body of scientific research in the subject that isn't limited only to crackpots. You say Radin is a crackpot so you're entitled to that belief. But he is at least a practicing scientist, with two PhD's who has worked as chief scientist in mainstream, highly competitive "real" scientific work before embarking on his interest in the study of paranormal psychology. He is credible enough to be worth a read to anyone who is interested in the subject. That isn't saying he holds proof of anything, just that he seems to be genuinely interested in exploring the subject using proper scientific method.
Not only does he not have proof, he doesn't even have evidence. He is credible to you because you either believe, or you want to believe, but his degrees in two other totally unrelated fields don't mean squat if he can't come up with the evidence.