Some skeptics on infidels forum has today bashed a parapsychology organizations saying that the organization will fall for any type of quackery such as this he mentions:
This dude, Paul Hellyer, who talks about "hypothetical relationships between governments and extraterrestrial intelligence" apparently is worried that "The United States military are preparing weapons which could be used against the aliens, and they could get us into an intergalactic war without us ever having any warning" (http://www.rense.com/general68/eurdo.htm)
Yes i will say that is far out there for sure, but it's easy to take any view that does have validity such as psi and throw the baby in with the bathwater.
Here is what Adamwho says
They also can't establish guidelines of skepticism about a given claim because that would open the door to questioning their own beliefs. Many times people have asked for criteria for how they would determine what is a real psi claim and what is fraud, what is really cranky and what they would accept.... of course there is no answer... or rather they are forced to accept everything.
Just like Christians when you ask.... "how do you determine that some other religion is false?" then follow up with "how does that differ from how those people see Christianity?"
Its a simple matter of can you perform psi or not. If you can't then that is the criteria, it is based on can you or can't you until controlled conditions. False comparision between Christianity and Parapsychology because one is a religion and another is scientifically testing psi phenomena, and life after death phenomena. So there is a big difference.
Note: The Society for Scientific Exploration has added a bunch of new videos taken at their 2008 meeting.
Here are the very interesting ones
SSE 2009 Courtney Brown, Multiple Universes
Effects of Distant Group Intention on Seedling Growth
Water Memory: Carrier of Conscious Intention
Can You Still Win Yesterday’s Lottery? or Retrocausation: Is it Compatible with Known Physics?
Random Robot Redux: Replications and Reflections
Why ESP is Consciousness’ Only Hope
Gazing at the Mind's Eye
Miscellaneous musings of meager merit
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