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#1 Posted by Durakken (1930 posts) - - Show Bio

@pooty said:

@durakken: I just recently heard of that event. One event doesn't refute or prove any claim. But the lack of concrete evidence from centuries of trying can't be ignored.

The problem is that you are looking at that as one event... It is just the test with the most set conditions.

People say that absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, but that is wrong. If someone makes a claim and it fails to produce evidence supporting it, that is showing that whatever their is, they are lacking the evidence to back it up which is evidence that that evidence does not exist. You would expect that the evidence doesn't exist if the claim is wrong.

We're talking millenia after millenia of people making claims and never once producing evidence when people could go check. That is evidence that their claim is wrong. Houdini's seance is just the longest running test of a claim going that has continued to show that all disembodied humans as ghosts is indeed very likely not true, but as I have said in other places, the phenomena that is called ghosts is real. There's no question there. It's just a matter of what caused it in this or that particular scenario.

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#2 Posted by Durakken (1930 posts) - - Show Bio

@armiv2: You wouldn't happen to be interested in working on game stuff would you? I need someone to work with on a project.

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#3 Posted by Durakken (1930 posts) - - Show Bio

Humans are not a Blank Slate...

Define good...

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#4 Posted by Durakken (1930 posts) - - Show Bio

@armiv2 said:

@durakken said:

@armiv2: Hey, you any good at animating that stuff too?

We have barely begun to start learning animation at the moment, so the most that I know that I could do now would be making everything move in a circle.

The more advanced looking models that I have made actually keep crashing Maya, so I haven't had much of a chance at really experimenting.

Strange... you guys must be using some really bad computers...

Have you tried working with Blender?

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#5 Posted by Durakken (1930 posts) - - Show Bio

@pooty: The best evidence about ghosts in terms on humans that have died and are not some sort of disembodied energy being is annual Houdini doesn't show up and give the secret code to seance held on Halloween. Houdini thought that all this ghost and spirit stuff was nonsense, but if it really was possible then he said he'd tell someone, i forget who, a secret message that he'll return and tell them this password so that we actually have proof of ghosts that can actually communicate from the other side... It has been how many yearss since Houdini died? And still he has not shown up even though every halloween they try to contact him... and yes halloween was part of the test.

I think that is more than enough to refute "ghosts" are dead people

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#6 Posted by Durakken (1930 posts) - - Show Bio

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@the_stegman said:

I was actually thinking of joining the Navy or Air Force, cause I'm in college right now..and it seems kinda pointless, I want to do something with my life.

As someone who got a degree before joining, don't let the service suck you up and prevent you from finishing your degree. Once you get it, it's yours. No one can take it from you, and you always have it to fall back on. I know so many young (I say young because I'm older than they are, since I enlisted after graduating) Staff and older Tech Sergeants that joined to get an education and never took the time to take advantage of that benefit of the military. Education can never hurt.

Like I said to the OP, it is your life so ultimately you make the decision, but the service will get what it wants out of you so you should get what you want out of it. An old Master Sergeant taught me that.

Unless, of course, I totally misunderstood this post. In which case, disregard.

The military is like a used car salesman... There are some things they are legally required to tell you... There some things they are legally required to tell you if you ask, but they don't have to be up front about it. And the higher the price you're willing to pay for a car, regardless of actual value, the more they are going to charge you for the worst possible car they can get away with selling you. It's profit margins. lol.

If you're willing to trade, possibly, your life away and they can get it for 20k rather than 100k because you don't know what you're entitled to well that's just profit to them, and lose for you, and it's your fault cuz they are legally required to provide it to you if you ask ^.^

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#7 Posted by Durakken (1930 posts) - - Show Bio

@monsterstomp: You're right that that risingbean may be some poser, but i give people the benefit of the doubt until I have reason not to. That's also why I pointed out that regardless of that I still wouldn't take advice from you, just from listening to how you are responding to him.

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#8 Posted by Durakken (1930 posts) - - Show Bio

@pooty said:

@durakken said:

@pooty said:

@willpayton: @sc

I'm pretty skeptical about ghost. The only reason I am not 100% against it is because I have seen the same ghost twice and spoke to it once. I was 6-8yrs old the first time. about 14 yrs old the second time. I don't think i'm crazy. I wasn't experiencing any trauma.But I don't know enough about science to refute what I know I saw. What is the scientific explanation for these occurrences?

With so little description. Hallucination

Twice? With no trauma involved aka hitting my head. No drugs. 6 yrs old in my basement playing with a remote control car. second time in the same house in the upstairs bath room. need any more info let me know

Basically it's just you having a belief that you saw a ghost one time. Your mind built up the detail. As you aged and time passed your brain provided more details and more exaggeration. Then you saw something you thought was a ghost again. The detail you made applied those details to the new occurrence thus "same ghost". Now that you're older and time has passed you've made up more details and connected it more in your head so now you think it's the same thing. Btw, when i say you "made it up" I mean the brain does this with all memories, not you're lying.

As to what you actually saw could be anything from the most outrageous possible thing to you had a completely fabricated event that your brain has created. You might want to have a brain scan done to see if you're schizophrenic. The earlier you know the more likely it is that you can set up things to help you deal with it. I'm not saying you have it, but it is a possibility. Some people with various mental illnesses have hallucinations so real that they are indistinguishable from reality. It could also just be that an EM field field randomly messed with your brain and you saw something do to it. But again without details and research it could be that you saw something from another universe, or an alien, or an energy being of some sort that we don't know of at all. We can't really say.

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#9 Posted by Durakken (1930 posts) - - Show Bio

@armiv2: Hey, you any good at animating that stuff too?

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#10 Edited by Durakken (1930 posts) - - Show Bio

@pooty said:

@willpayton: @sc

I'm pretty skeptical about ghost. The only reason I am not 100% against it is because I have seen the same ghost twice and spoke to it once. I was 6-8yrs old the first time. about 14 yrs old the second time. I don't think i'm crazy. I wasn't experiencing any trauma.But I don't know enough about science to refute what I know I saw. What is the scientific explanation for these occurrences?

With so little description. Hallucination