|01-07-2007, 11:01 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: United States
Pavlina's position on the paranormal?
I have long wondered about Steve Pavlina's position on the paranormal, occult, and modern religion. Well, I can delay my curiousity no more, and I have been unable to find the answers I seek on Pavlina's web pages. In particular, I have these specific questions.
-Does Steve Pavlina beleive in supernatural or paranormal phenomenon? If so, which?
-Does Pavlina beleive in any of the various conjectured gods? If so, which?
-Does Pavlina beleive in alternative medicine? In particular, what does he think about homeopathy, acupuncture, and similar treatments?
-Has Erin Pavlina applied to receive the one million dollar prize from James Randi for successful demonstration of a psychic ability? What are Steve's feelings on his wife's abilities?
-What does Pavlina think about the role of critical thinking in personal development? What standards of evidence or scientific process does he use in evaluating personal development strategies?
-To what extent are Pavlina's beliefs, if any, regarding the paranormal entangled with his beliefs regarding personal development? In other words, if his convictions regarding the paranormal turned out to be wrong, how likely is it that his personal development work might have similar flaws, due to an incorrect worldview, flawed experimental methodology, or otherwise?
|02-06-2007, 09:30 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
He seems to believe in some element of paranormalcy. I don't know exactly what his position is, but he supports Erin's practices, and he says he believes in some sort of deity in the form of pure consciousness, or something.
Ignore me. I'm just bumping this so someone will answer who actually knows.
|06-01-2009, 08:38 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2008
I'm simply bumping this thread because the OP mentioned James Randi. Really, I don't see why everybody gives him all the attention that he doesn't deserve.
Firstly, there has been enough evidence on the interwebs which shows that Randi is not as honest as he wishes us to believe. I provide two such links right here:
PsiPog.net : Beware Pseudo-Skepticism by Peebrain
Skeptical Investigations - Investigating Skeptics - Media Skeptics - Randi's dishonest claims about dogs
Frankly I don't find it all that surprising considering how Randi and his loyal platoon love to look down upon people who believe in supernatural phenomena or are religious in general. Such people are, stupid and are inferior (according to them). Do you really think such fanatics are capable of conducting such a truly neutral and objective test regarding psychic phenomena or otherwise? I don't and hopefully my viewpoint makes sense to the third person.
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