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Toby Alexander - another warning
Posted: 30 May 2007 06:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 45 ]
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So cell phones are in line with fossils?

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Posted: 30 May 2007 07:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 46 ]
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Boo - 30 May 2007 07:17 PM

I’m trying to remember the descriptive phrase for this, but for some reason I have the phrase ‘positive reinforcement’ in my head, and I know that’s not it…

Confirmation bias.

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Posted: 30 May 2007 07:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 47 ]
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Aha!
Thank you, David.
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That’s been driving me mad all evening!

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Posted: 31 May 2007 12:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 48 ]
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Okay, yeah, you folks are correct, my analogy regarding the phone ringing was stretched, I suppose.

Confirmation bias is a pretty cool term!

But, some strange things do occasionally happen (at least in my strange existence) but never totally for certain, and never reliably, but I do of course remember the dead-on hits.

But, yes, I agree 100%, I think all psychics are total frauds, especially those that take in money for their ‘services’.

And people that quote the Bible to predict the future?  Some I think have deluded themselves into actual genuine belief, like that 9-12 psychic.  Or maybe the nuclear holocaust did happen last year, but we are so close-minded we have deluded ourselves into disbelief?


Dan the amateur skeptic, happily in good company

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Posted: 31 May 2007 03:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 49 ]
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How did it work when there were no phones yet in yeh ol

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Posted: 31 May 2007 06:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 50 ]
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I’d be a great psychic “You shall receive money in the near future” then as they walk away I hand them a few coins cheese

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Posted: 31 May 2007 12:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 51 ]
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Posted: 31 May 2007 12:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 52 ]
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LOL Chary!
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Posted: 31 May 2007 12:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 53 ]
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The f didn’t quite come out as I’d intended, and there doesn’t seem to be an ascii code for a long s.  And I’m sure I mis-mispelled some of the words.  I also know that andst wasn’t used, but it sounded cool.

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Posted: 31 May 2007 12:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 54 ]
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I just peed myself. LOL

*goes to change pants*

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Posted: 31 May 2007 12:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 55 ]
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That tends to happen when you get old, Carlotta. . .

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