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Old March 27 2012, 09:10 PM   #16
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Re: Ghosts?

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There's no ghosts.

Nothing survives death.

Once you're dead, you're dead.

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Awesome! I've always believed that an eternity of living is scarier than oblivion. A happy Easter to you too.
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Old March 27 2012, 09:14 PM   #17
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I'm still skeptical and not a believer. But, I have to admit, it's kind of fun!
I'm too rationnal to believe in ghosts but one of my brothers is really into that sort of things. He has a lot of funny stories to tell and visiting a cemetary with him is "something"
I certainly don't do it often but whenever you're bumbling around in the dark, in a creepy old place, you're bound to have fun!

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Old March 27 2012, 09:38 PM   #18
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^Especially if you have someone cute to "bumble" with.
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Old March 27 2012, 10:00 PM   #19
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I do believe there is more than we can see... or maybe its better to say...I hope for that, but am not absolutly free of doubts.

My mum believes in Orbs and in angels.

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Old March 27 2012, 10:14 PM   #20
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I love ghost stories, and find them entertaining. But while the unexplained remains unexplained, I don't really believe in ghosts.
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Old March 27 2012, 10:17 PM   #21
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I am less skeptical about ghosts than I am about the afterlife. I dunno, I think that there may be something there (or lots of somethings, conflated into one supposed phenomenon). There are more things in heaven and earth, etc. But I don't think that even if there is a truly weird phenomenon going on it has much to do with a self-aware entity that has survived the death of the body. That would probably be like a computer program continuing to run on thin air after the computer and monitor have been smashed up and sent to the junkyard. One can wildly hypothesise, though, that some element in old stone buildings can somehow record and pay back the memories that pass through a person's mind in their final moments. But then, there are no arbitrary limits on wild hypotheses.
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Old March 27 2012, 10:48 PM   #22
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Perhaps. There's really no proof either way.
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Old March 27 2012, 11:01 PM   #23
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I believe in the afterlife, but not ghosts.
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Old March 28 2012, 12:20 AM   #24
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I've watched Ghost Hunters, good for a laugh, but NO I don't believe in ghosts. (Well except for ghost07.)
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Old March 28 2012, 04:26 AM   #25
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I suspect a lot of "ghosts" are just gaseous anomalies.
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Old March 28 2012, 05:58 AM   #26
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Old March 28 2012, 06:01 AM   #27
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I don't really believe in ghosts, but I don't know everything, so who knows
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Old March 28 2012, 06:13 AM   #28
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Re: Ghosts?

Ghosts are a silly primitive supernatural explanation of possibly unusual or completely normal events that may otherwise be explained when not in the moment. I believe people are generally given license to believe in such things because of certain religious and cultural beliefs.

http://www.skepdic.com/ghosts.html
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Old March 28 2012, 06:28 AM   #29
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Perhaps. There's really no proof either way.
Well not quite right....those who express a belief in ghosts must support their position, the current evidence is that they do not exist. Lack of evidence however is not proof.

In addition there has been a long standing prize for proof of paranormal events, including ghosts, and it would seem to be an easy $1 million if such things happen at the frequency claimed by the devout believers. So far 1000 people have failed..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_R...rmal_Challenge

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Old March 28 2012, 04:36 PM   #30
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Perhaps. There's really no proof either way.
Well not quite right....those who express a belief in ghosts must support their position, the current evidence is that they do not exist. Lack of evidence however is not proof.
That's not how science works. It works via the falsification of hypotheses. So claiming that ghosts do not exist without providing evidence is dubious from a scientific point of view (while being of course totally sound from a commonsensical point of view). In science the burden of proof is always on the guy who says this is wrong, not on the guy who theorizes and comes up with funky hypotheses.
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