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Posted: 8/23/2017 1:00:09 PM EDT
Numerology, Astrology, Palm reading, Tarot Cards, Crystal Balls, etc.  Which is the biggest load of bullshit, and which may have some merit?

My experiences are limited to one $5 palm reading on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.  Sounded like horseshit to me but it's got me curious.  If I can find another one to tell me the same thing as her by just looking at my palm I'd be intrigued.

The only other thing I know about is a woman that my ex-gf used to see.  She would sit there and hold hands and tell her all sorts of stuff that blew my fucking mind.  Very specific details, too.  Things I concealed from her so I knew they were true that the psychic lady told her about.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:09:29 PM EDT
It's all bullshit.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:18:15 PM EDT
Wife goes to a masseuse that claims not to be a psychic but has a special ability to focus in on the energy of others.  6 months ago my wife came home and she said "Pam thinks you should have your left shoulder looked at".  I had not spoken a word to anyone about having pain in my shoulder and Pam has never met me.  

I'm now in week three of recovery from arthroscopic shoulder surgery for a torn rotator cuff.  Surgeon said that if I had waited any longer It would have been a full open surgery with massive amounts of recovery. 

Just sayin.......
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:24:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:24:36 PM EDT
I hate vaious levels of phychic stuff.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:03:11 PM EDT
I have never witnessed any type of Psychic things. Just because I never seen it doesn't mean it doesn't happen. I would have to witness to different things to believe it. 
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:05:20 PM EDT
I'm getting a strong sensation that OP sucks at proofreading.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:16:13 PM EDT
It may never be proven to be real but I know it exists.  I've experienced precognition.  Nothing that would be an earth shattering vision of the future, just little bits of the future that came into my mind that couldn't be explained by random chance.
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Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:41:42 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:43:31 PM EDT
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I'm getting a strong sensation that OP sucks at proofreading.
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Link Posted: 8/23/2017 5:12:03 PM EDT
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I'm getting a strong sensation that OP sucks at proofreading.
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Saw it but after I posted.  Can't edit the title, unfortunately.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 5:14:03 PM EDT
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Saw it but after I posted.  Can't edit the title, unfortunately.
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Um yes you can.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 5:16:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 5:16:38 PM EDT
Everything you've listed is pretty much an equal level of bullshit. None have any merit, beyond (perhaps) entertainment value as parlor tricks. 
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 5:17:53 PM EDT
Eenie meenie chili beanie, the spirits are about to speak!

Link Posted: 8/23/2017 5:18:12 PM EDT
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I hate that schitt tu!
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 5:20:17 PM EDT
Ouija boards. Had an aunt who firmly believed in them.

She was from New Orleans.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 8:40:19 PM EDT
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Thanks!  Much appreciated.

I was home on my lunch break, and didn't have time to do shit the right way.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 8:44:50 PM EDT
Of the topics listed, my vote is Crystal Balls.

Otherwise, I'm in and in on more. Experienced each first hand.  More than once.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 9:08:32 PM EDT
All of them have merit but you won't know until you pays yer money.  They ride on the merit system
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 9:21:30 PM EDT
I think its legit. But I also think most are hacks
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 9:31:20 PM EDT
you over value how unique you think you are, and undervalue commonalities that are actually very common.
any Human Resources department will have the same data on you. based on age, gender and income. many companies can derive how likely you are to own a computer, what your spending habits are where and when - like the model toaster 73% of all people have at that age, or the type of lawn mower. how likely you are to be married, and how many times. how many children you likely have, and what you spend on them. she'll probably start with the stuff that applies to 90% of all people. then work her way down. if she gets lucky, you'll be hooked.

you're no longer with your first wife. one of which was named Lisa. Lisa for example, was one of the most common names in most of the country at some point. with average 4 wives per person per lifetime, this 'surprisingly specific' detail is actually just playing the numbers. divorce rates were an all time high at your age group. or that your parents divorced.

and like the comic, if she could read ANY amount of the future at ANY time, why isn't she a billionaire in an afternoon at any casino?
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 9:42:44 PM EDT
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When I was younger, I worked for a rural water district. Every work truck had a set or dowsing rods. They were just another tool on the truck for locating older clay pipe.

Ive seen, experienced myself, and know people who were born with gifts. Its not worth getting into but some have large grey areas between the black and white. Some have none.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 9:45:28 PM EDT
Just think of all of the things that are NOT foreseen and all of the coincidences that do NOT happen.  It all falls under "Even a blind pig finds a truffle once in a while...".
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:03:02 PM EDT
If you understand how it works, and your subject understands how it works, and neither of you believe in psychic bullshit, but you are relaxed enough to go with hunches and read subtle cues in your subject, then the results can still be uncanny.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:03:39 PM EDT
No levels, all bullshit.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:10:34 PM EDT
"If you really were a psychic, you'd have known I was going to punch you in the nose."
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:13:58 PM EDT
Miss Cleo was pretty solid
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:16:49 PM EDT
Nuh-Uh...it's real.

Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:21:54 PM EDT
Everything OP posted is crap.

Deja Vu, Lucid Dreams, Out of Body Experiences, ect.   That's where the truly physic shit is.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:23:12 PM EDT
I want telekinesis!
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:37:03 PM EDT
Everyone is free to believe anything they want.  Welcome to (still, for now) Free America.

That said, every single experiment designed from the ground up to adhere to accepted scientific principles has produced negative results.  When one produces positive results, it is almost immediately that the problems with method used (i.e. confirmation bias, etc.) are pointed out.

I also don't believe in any god or God.  Or Bigfoot, alien visitation (not alien life), Santa Claus, or the Easter Bunny.  Science is my "religion."  Contrary to "popular" belief, my life is not the poorer for it.  In fact, it is far richer, as I explore what is actually real, according to scientific standards, such as the mysteries of astronomy, physics, etc.

That said, I have an open enough mind that I can accept the possibilities that can exist.  Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.  But shit has to be proven, in a reproducible manner, under controlled conditions.  Absent that?  It's ALL bullshit.  Are you telling me that, with the millions of hunters with cell phone cameras out in the wilderness every fucking fall, no one can produce a corpse of Sasquatch, much less a reliable photo or video?  Ditto aliens.  Ditto every psychic trying to separate you from your money instead of playing the lotto or stock market.  Total bullshit.
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