Poll: Do you believe in psychics, extraterrestrial life, time travel, other universes?

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  1. #161
    Psychics- No.

    Extraterrestrials- Statistically improbable for us to be all there is. Even as basic as microscopic organisms.

    Time travel- Gravitational and velocity time dilation have already been proven, measured with atomic clocks in nanoseconds. Going backwards? No.

    Other Universes- No evidence. Wouldn't be too shocked if true.
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  2. #162
    Quote Originally Posted by GR8GODZILLAGOD View Post
    Extraterrestrials- Statistically improbable for us to be all there is. Even as basic as microscopic organisms.
    Why though? We only have a sample of 1 and since were it, it tells us exactly nothing. If life only developed once and we weren't that life, we wouldn't be able to observe ourselves and state that were alive. The chance of life developing at all in the universe is as likely to be between 0 and 1 than greater than 1. Unless we find a second sample that doesn't originate from Earth we can't start with the statistics and math.

  3. #163
    Quote Originally Posted by OwenBurton View Post
    You really think that? The multiverse theory has become "immensely" popular in recent years in the United States - especially in popular culture, of course, the concept of the branching off of alternate realities in parallel worlds, I think Amazon even made a TV show about something like that years ago.

    What do you think about all those sightings of UFOs though, or supposed "experiences" with other beings as reported by lots of Americans? Are they all hoaxes or hallucinations?
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...a0d_story.html
    https://time.com/6071397/ufo-study/
    One theory about abduction is that it is psychological. Descriptions of abduction from a bed matches night terrors and also demonic abduction stories. No. I don't believe in alien abduction.

    Although. I think if it was a thing then it isn't aliens from our own universe, it is someone from an alternate universe. They know we are here because they are also from earth, just a different universe.

    Psychics are not real. There are people with better sense than most and they can use them better than most to make educated guesses. But if they charge money for this service then they are fake and don't have any better senses than average.
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  4. #164
    Quote Originally Posted by unbound View Post
    Psychics? No. They have been thoroughly debunked for many, many decades now. See The Amazing Randy's efforts.
    The real deal wouldn't come near Randy for any reason resembling money or even worse, publicity.

  5. #165
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwenBurton View Post
    You really think that? The multiverse theory has become "immensely" popular in recent years in the United States - especially in popular culture, of course, the concept of the branching off of alternate realities in parallel worlds, I think Amazon even made a TV show about something like that years ago.

    What do you think about all those sightings of UFOs though, or supposed "experiences" with other beings as reported by lots of Americans? Are they all hoaxes or hallucinations?
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...a0d_story.html
    https://time.com/6071397/ufo-study/
    Popular in pop culture != real.

    Yes I think all those sightings of UFOs and "experiences" are hoaxes or hallucinations or just people who don't understand what they saw. Even the infamous tic tac video of UFOs have rational explanations. The problem with UFOs and abductions and such is that if you think about it rationally it all kind of falls apart. Assuming that some civilization exists that could get here and make contact they'd have to be unfathomably more advanced than we are to get from wherever they are to where we are. Space is huge and quite frankly the average person can't even comprehend the vastness of space. Then you have to ask yourself exactly what point did the UFO sightings become real? Present day? 60 years ago? 100 years ago? 1000 years ago? 2000 years ago? Earlier than that? For arguments sake lets say it was 100 years ago.

    So you have these unfathomably advanced beings that have come here but at the same time their tech sucks so much donkey balls that primitive humans can see them with the naked eye, and their research tech sucks so much ass that they have to abduct random humans and probe them, and their ability to learn is somehow so impaired that they then spend over 100 years abducting random humans and studying them.

    Even worse they've come all this great distance to ... probe buttholes and spin in circles above the ocean? Why? What purpose does any of that serve such an incredibly advanced civilization?

    Is there life out there other than us? Probably. Is it here with us? No. It's even less likely than the existence of psychics and whatever else.
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  6. #166
    Quote Originally Posted by RoKPaNda View Post
    Space is huge and quite frankly the average person can't even comprehend the vastness of space. .
    I'm sure many can't grasp the size of our own galaxy. And that we estimate 2 trillion galaxies is...mind blowing. That some have the presumption...nay, arrogance to presume to know what is possible and what is impossible with such certainty is equally mind blowing.

  7. #167
    I believe it is possible life has evolved in other worlds. I believe it is possible there are other or alternate universes.
    I believe you can travel forward in time relative to worlds. If you travel fast, time will go by faster for others than for you. Places with higher gravity make time go by slower. I believe that eternal return might be true. If it is, maybe you can travel forward in time to the point where the time of your existence begins again allowing you to travel back in time in a sense.
    I believe in the possibility of psychic-like abilities like the way that pack hunting animals can anticipate things to coordinate with each other when hunting other animals. I think that is most likely not psychic ability though. It's just anticipation and instinct. Sometimes I feel like I am psychic but it is really just reading people, empathy, and psychologically reading people. Maybe with higher brain functions, that can become psychic or something more.

  8. #168
    Quote Originally Posted by tikcol View Post
    What do you mean 'do you believe in physics'? lmao
    Your reading skills need a bit of work.
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  9. #169
    Grey's are real but they aren't aliens they are men from the future. The reason why I say men and not people is because pollution is shrinking the size of dicks while at the same time increasing the size of vaginas. In the future males have become these sickly looking no dick creatures we call greys while women have basically become monstrous meat flowers. Further proof is the fact that the Greys are obsessed with anal and beef.

  10. #170
    Quote Originally Posted by Egomaniac View Post
    I was agreeing with you. We all travel forward through time at a rate of 1 second per second.

    Thing is though, when most people speak of "time travel" they are talking about traveling through time in a manner that is inconsistent with the natural flow of time. That is to say they are speaking of traveling through time at a rate greater than 1 second per second and possibly even in the reverse direction.

    That's the kind of "time travel" that doesn't have any scientific basis and that's the time travel that's being discussed. I do hope you're all caught up now.
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    Out of curiousity, why did you pair psychics with extraterrestrial life and other universes? That seems like apples and oranges to me.

    I don't believe that psychics are genuinely psychic. Time cannot be traveled as far as we know due to its nature. I think extraterrestrial life and other universes, however, are plausible.
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  12. #172
    Did I already reply to this thread to state that all on that list is bullshit aside from possibility of extraterrestrial life being a thing because the Universe is you know, huge and the odds are not 0 given Earth existing and all.
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  13. #173
    Quote Originally Posted by Bwonsamdi the Dead View Post
    I believe in them all except Time Travel
    Define time travel, though. Because it's arguably the only phenomenon on the list that has been directly observed.

  14. #174
    Quote Originally Posted by draugril View Post
    Define time travel, though. Because it's arguably the only phenomenon on the list that has been directly observed.
    do you mean just moving forward through time or time dilation sort of things?

    only ask because i know very little about the latter and am interested

  15. #175
    I have a problem with the question as it assumes the scientific questions/theories/hypothesis around time travel, other universes and alien life are the same as psychics.

    That's like asking do you believe in dinosaurs, meglodons, saber tooth tigers and fairies.
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  16. #176
    Quote Originally Posted by molliewoof View Post
    do you mean just moving forward through time or time dilation sort of things?

    only ask because i know very little about the latter and am interested
    My information may be out of date, but I recall awhile ago scientists (perhaps at Princeton?) using caesium to essentially accelerate light 300x the speed of light. The next step will be transmitting information at that speed. I vaguely recall similar experiments being done with plasma. Once you can break the speed of light, you can begin to play with "time travel."

    But I was more-or-less referring to time dilation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodakane View Post
    I have a problem with the question as it assumes the scientific questions/theories/hypothesis around time travel, other universes and alien life are the same as psychics.

    That's like asking do you believe in dinosaurs, meglodons, saber tooth tigers and fairies.
    It's always interesting when the psychic crowd tries to co-opt scientific concepts like quantum entanglement to explain their claims, though.

  17. #177
    Quote Originally Posted by Rochana Violence View Post
    I believe that there is something that transcends modern day science yes, in the sense that it's under-developed and because of it's half blindness and flawed nature is unable to offer correct answers on many of the relevant modern day issues. Society evolved so fast that not even science can keep up with all of the new problems and can only offer flawed and wrong answers to any of them.
    This something that transcends science and rationality might as well be called "divinity", sure.
    In principle I agree with this line of thinking.
    But I decline to use the word "divinity." It has too much baggage.

  18. #178
    The other problem I have with the OP question, is the use of the word believe.

    There's no belief in science. Science is just facts.
    There's no facts in belief. Belief is thinking something is or isn't true based on no facts. If there were facts to prove something is true or not, there's nothing to believe or not, because you'd know it for a fact.
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  19. #179
    Quote Originally Posted by Bodakane View Post
    There's no belief in science. Science is just facts.
    Ironic that Nietzsche would disagree with you.

  20. #180
    - psychics? Entirely possible, but I doubt anything like what we imagine from comics or sci-fi is likely to be present on earth. The more learn about quantum mechanics, the more likely psychic phenomenon become potentially explainable, but that doesn't lead to the likelyhood of psychic superpowers or the like. Also, obviously, nobody with even a fragment of common sense would ever actively advertise that they were literal esper types, cause that would be a one way ticket to a government black site or a life on the run.

    - extra terrestrials? Almost 100% guaranteed they are out there. Almost 0% chance that 2 unique civilizations from different origin points in the universe ever encounter one and other though, for reasons pretty well outlined by other posters.

    - other universes? Depends on what you mean by "other". If you are talking about "our universe exists as a bubble over here, and another might exist as a bubble over there", then absolutely nothing we currently know about the way our universe works would prevent others from exiting out there somewhere like that. If you are talking about "multiverse" theory, where "variant" universes are layered ontop of each other or the like, I don't see why that couldn't also be possible.

    - Time travel is probably not possible, at least in the way typical sci-fi wants time travel to work. Like, you aren't going to just be able to pop back to 1824 and go for a stroll around London or anything, because to the best of our understanding of things, that "place" simply doesn't exist any more. Though if you had sufficiently powerful observation equipment and the ability to travel faster than light, you could attempt to WATCH ancient london by trying to catch the ancient emanations of it's existence that are out there in the universe right now (assuming they haven't been distorted too badly).

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