Originally Posted by tekomino
Paul, that point is not even worth debating if you believe this... There is overwhelming scientific proven and tested evidence that memories are stored in brain. Please don't spread misinformation.
The same scientists that you believe are proving that memories exist in the brain are also the ones who don't believe that psychic phenomena exists, so it is an unfair, biased group of people to ask. It would be the equivalent of asking a hardcore KKK member if a black person is guilty of something.
As a reasonable, logical, sane human being would you trust your own mind / observation skills above those of some "scientist" out there, or would you continue to listen to their conclusions just because they have a "Dr." in front of their name?
What I mean is, lets say you devised an experiment for yourself where you would test the theory that memories may not be stored in the brain, such as for example getting a reading done by a professional psychic who "reads" a memory that you supposedly have in your brain. Would that prove to you that scientists are wrong? Or would you not trust your own judgement?
For example, lets say you wrote down three questions you have about your life in your journal, such as for example "Should I sell my house?" and "Should I get a puppy?" and "Will I ever hear back from that girl I saw last week?".
Then lets say you got a reading done with a psychic and before telling him/her ANYTHING about anything, like basically just paying for the reading and then saying "Ok, read for me please..." the psychic said to you "Ok, I am getting three things...firstly it is time for you to move to a new city, and I see a new member of a family joining you...but it's not a child, it's a puppy... and I'm also getting the sense that you are waiting for someone...somebody you met just recently, a girl, and you are waiting for her but it's time to move on. She has moved on and there is no sense waiting for her... however, someone new will come into your life later on this year anyways, so don't worry... you will meet someone in the new city you'll be living in.."
Would that convince you?
I mean, besides the psychic working for the CIA and having surveillance access to watch what you write in your journals at night, how else would the psychic know to answer THOSE 3 questions where it could have been anything? You could have asked if your grandma is going to die, whether your friends will ever invite you over for poker night, whether your car will sell, if your neighbors dog will stop crapping on your lawn or any one of a billion possible questions you may have, right?
I'm not saying that you believe an event like this could take place. I'm just saying *IF* it did...*IF* you wrote down 3 questions and the psychic answered them like that, would you throw out what the "scientists" claim out there and start looking for different possibilities, or would you claim that your own sanity is at question here, and choose to continue to believe the brilliant "scientists" just because they have a "Dr." in front of their names?
I think what you'll find with people like me and Steve Pavlina is not that we are retarded people with low IQ's and a lack of scientific understanding who will believe any kind of "quackery" thrown at us because we don't have the intellect to understand things like physics or calculus or basic scientific method, but rather that we ARE intelligent and we do understand science, but we also don't believe everything that Doctors and Scientists say *IF* we have done our own personal experiments which prove scientists wrong.