Originally Posted by Brutha
If you would open your eyes, you will probably find on both sides of the public debate a lot of people that are more intelligent than you by measures like IQ, EQ, money made in life or academic credientials.
Another issue that you will find on this forum is that people are often more attached to actual results than to beliefs about reality.
It doesn't matter whether you heal pain through a placebo or through a pharmaceutical.
Ah yes, I appreciate the intellectual response. You are right, it was wrong of me to make the smart people comment, but i was trying to provoke responses. I agree with your assessments, belief can be a great facilitator in healing, but in reality it comes down to the power of the brain and how it is being used. Intention can be a very powerful force in the healing process.
Our thoughts become our actions and eventually our reality.
>The reason that you hold that point of view is probably because the people around you hold it and it was taught you in school.
As a child i was pretty gullible, but years of research enlightened me with a path of reason.
>Expecting other people to have the same world view is very popular and thinking that other people who have other beliefs than you are either less intelligent
With my comment i merely wanted to imply, that a smart person would go and look for answers he/she would not just accept the most common explanation(paranormal), but of course if your happy with the easy explanation that is your choice.
The paranormal consists of alleged occurrences or powers which, if actual, cannot be explained by our current understanding of physics. Proponents of both the supernatural and the paranormal often seem indistinguishable from one another, at least in their arguments and claims (not to mention their zeal for convincing others that they may be on to something). I'm a skeptic and i'm open to true paranormal event, but i have yet to hear, experience, touch, smell or see something that convinced me.