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    Intra Ludio - Who Understands Evolution/Creation Should Also be Able to Offer its Most Profound Critique

    Intelligent design is the science of looking for evidence of design in nature and making logical scientific arguments that the action of intelligence is the best explanation for that evidence. https://www.discovery.org/v/what-is-intelligent-design/ You don't have to explain how gravity works...
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    Schizophrenia, Possession and Freedom - with Jerry Marzinsky

    Schizophrenics have certain symptoms that are not typically found in mediums, such as disorganized speech and abnormal motor behavior. When you are hearing voices or seeing visions, the main way to determine if they are paranormal is if they include verifiable information you would have no...
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    Intra Ludio - Who Understands Evolution/Creation Should Also be Able to Offer its Most Profound Critique

    I realize the purpose of this thread is to have people criticize their own beliefs not support them, but naturalism is taught in schools and universities while intelligent design is not - so it might be helpful to get everyone on the same page by encouraging naturalists to investigate what...
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    The Diet Wars: Low Carb or Low Fat

    Different people have different dietary needs because of their different genetic backgrounds. For some people, eating red meat prevents depression and anxiety. https://www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/334910 This is relevant to the skeptico community because within some spiritual groups...
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    The #QAnon Conciousness Phenomena

    Trump's plan for the shutdown: With only essential personnel on the job and the "resistance" furloughed Trump's appointees can implement his agenda much more easily. This may show that a smaller government works better. Possibly, it will lead to permanent reduction in the size of the federal...
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    Marisa Ryan, Certified Psychic Medium Tackles Big Picture Questions |398|

    Marisa, I am interested in your views about atonement in the afterlife and reincarnation. If you make mistakes in this life, will you have to atone for them in the afterlife? Might you have to reincarnate to balance the karma in some cases? Do we have to incarnate in the first place? Who...
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    Community Suggestion Box

    I am not seeing links underlined so I can't tell if there are links in a post.
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    Marisa Ryan, Certified Psychic Medium Tackles Big Picture Questions |398|

    If the medium routinely brings through verifiable information which she would have no normal way of knowing, you have some reason to trust what she is relating from spirit communicators. Given that most published scientific research is false, I would say such evidential mediums should be...
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    Steve Briggs, Meditation and Indian Yogis Lead to ET |397|

    It depends on the individual. Some people will think Radin's scientific results means it is possible that the stories about contact could be true, they may think Radin is on the leading edge of a new paradigm. Other people will have reasons to believe in contact without reference to Radin's...
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    Steve Briggs, Meditation and Indian Yogis Lead to ET |397|

    Everything that the common people are not supposed to know is made into a joke.
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    Mark Booth, Secret History Includes Angels and Demons |396|

    Maybe a medium like John Edward would have a different opinion. My view is that there isn't an "evil" evolutionary path. "Evil" is ignorance. Beings evolve spiritually by learning from experiencing the consequences of their actions. Good actions have good consequences, bad actions have bad...
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    The #QAnon Conciousness Phenomena

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/record-voter-turnout-in-2018-midterm-elections/ An estimated 113 million people participated in the 2018 midterm elections, making this the first midterm in history to exceed over 100 million votes, with 49 percent of eligible voters participating in the election.
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    The #QAnon Conciousness Phenomena

    That is pretty much what I thought when American voters elected Obama to his second term as president. I thought it was good when a Republican won in 2016, but I was not confident that an electorate who would select Obama twice would would keep the country headed in the right direction. Trump...
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    The #QAnon Conciousness Phenomena

    I don't blame Trump if congress doesn't cooperate. I understood how that worked when I voted for him.
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    The #QAnon Conciousness Phenomena

    According to John Solomon, Trump is waiting for the Mueller investigation to finish before he takes action on the fake-dossier-FISA-Russia hoax. According to Solomon, there are e-mails showing that everyone involved in the FISA applications knew they were based on unreliable information. 5:54...
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