07-23-2012, 12:50 AM
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Join Date: Apr 2010
Originally Posted by Iyace
The whole article is kind of dumb, to be honest. First:
Parapsychology need not ' overturn ' neuroscience, much like qm doesn't overturn classical mechanics.
Begs the question of usefulness. We just spent the most money ever on a project to find the higgs boson. Did finding the higgs spark any new inventions or make our lives any more amazing? No, it just confirmed the existence of a field already in the standard model.
I'm growing tired of these false dichotomy tricks that seem popular amongst media skeptics. ' either you agree with us, or you hate science that us being used to cure your grandpa of cancer '. Seems like many people are so willing to put their faith in a 30 year old field at its infancy. If there's any time to makes changes to the prevailing assumptions, its now, when we don't know much.
I feel your frustration. I think it comes out of lazy thinking, which is excused because few people will go through the effort to fact-check false claims about parapsych research, thinking that the conclusion is obvious.