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1.  The Body/Mind Connection

Medical science is only beginning to understand the ways in which the mind influences the body. The placebo effect, for example, demonstrates that people can at times cause a relief in medical symptoms or suffering by believing the cures to be effective

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You could have had fun with #10 and just called it "Hum"and got creative.

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I'm glad I was recognized as 'unexplained'. :shifty:

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I'm glad I was recognized as 'unexplained'. :shifty:

You sure are that. :D

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or for some reason diminish in the presence of skeptics or scientists. 

 

 

How ######ing convenient. 

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^ In the Bible, even Jesus couldn't do mighty works at times because of unbelief. Apparently faith has a lot to do with it.

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Oh,well, if it's in the Bible . . . . . . . .  :huh:

 

 

Funny how the son/incarnate of the supreme creator of the universe can have his powers sapped by simple scepticism. Does that make sceptics even more powerful than god?

 

 

It also worth noting that in this list some of these aren't "unexplained" they're unproven. Big difference in my mind. Unexplained implies we absolutely know they occur we just haven't been able to understand why. Unproven means there is no evidence these things actually occur. Ghosts aren't an unexplained phenomenon, there is no evidence ghosts actually exist. Compare that with, say, why Saturn has rings: we know Saturn has rings, we just aren't 100% sure why it has rings.

 

I would have thought a science blog would have been more careful when posting articles like this.

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Wasn't black mesa located at new mexico in HL ?

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I remember reading somewhere that Deju Vu was cause by your brain committing the scene to long term memory instead of short term memory.

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^ Often, Deju Vu is caused by events being 'pre-viewed' during the sleep state.

 

People pick and choose which Probabilities to actualize. ;)

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I must be fixing to move because I keep dreaming of moving to another city. Have dreamed about it several times of late. I haven't determined the city yet, though. But in one dream I said to myself "I've dreamed of this place before."

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^ Must be about that tornado that will hit. ;)

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^ Must be about that tornado that will hit. ;)

Gosh, I sure hope not.

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^ Often, Deju Vu is caused by events being 'pre-viewed' during the sleep state.

 

People pick and choose which Probabilities to actualize. ;)

 

 

Wrong. Deja Vu is obviously a glitch in the matrix. When you feel like you've done something or been somewhere before it's because you have. We all live inside a complicated simulated reality which is in constant loop. At the end of the loop, when we die, it resets but some of the data is left over. When we come to that piece of left over data it is parsed twice and causes a glitch, or as we know it, deja Vu.

 

Deja Vu was introduced into the simulation as a natural phenomenon to conceal the truth.

 

I can't believe you don't know about this, Hum.

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Oh,well, if it's in the Bible . . . . . . . .  :huh:

 

 

Funny how the son/incarnate of the supreme creator of the universe can have his powers sapped by simple scepticism. Does that make sceptics even more powerful than god?

 

 

It also worth noting that in this list some of these aren't "unexplained" they're unproven. Big difference in my mind. Unexplained implies we absolutely know they occur we just haven't been able to understand why. Unproven means there is no evidence these things actually occur. Ghosts aren't an unexplained phenomenon, there is no evidence ghosts actually exist. Compare that with, say, why Saturn has rings: we know Saturn has rings, we just aren't 100% sure why it has rings.

 

I would have thought a science blog would have been more careful when posting articles like this.

"I am God, I created the universe! But I can't turn water into wine if you guys don't believe me, come on, turn around and let me do it!"

But yeah, a lot of these things aren't "unexplained", they're not real, big difference.

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"I am God, I created the universe! But I can't turn water into wine if you guys don't believe me, come on, turn around and let me do it!"

 

 

 

Jesus: The miracle I'm most famous for is turning water into wine.

Stan: Can you do it again?

Jesus: Very well. I shall perform the miracle. Behold, here you can see ordinary water, clear, clean. Okay now turn around.

(Stan surprised)

Turn around.

(Stan turns around and Jesus replaces the jug of water on the table with a jug of wine)

It is now wine!

Stan: That's it? That's how you did that trick?

Jesus: Uh, well, yeah.

Stan: That trick sucks Jesus.

Jesus: Oh, I guess it worked a little better on people 2,000 years ago.

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11. Unicorns.

12. Fairies.

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A lot of bogus in this list, starting with number one. Placebo is very well known, and placebo generally doesn't "heal" anything, it relives pain. a concept that's very well understood since the brain controls the whole pain level of the body.  There's a few other effects it can cause that in certain illnesses may be seen as "healing" where glands in the body excretes the same medicine they would otherwise be given.

 

The only unknown is how to trigger the pain relief and such consciously. Though it may not be as un-cracked as people like to think as well. look at people with extreme pain thresholds and highly trained military specialists who can tolerate extreme pain by ignoring it. 

 

number 2 has of course never been proven to actually exist in any way

 

number 3 is also fairly well understood and has to d with disconnects in the brain.

 

Deja vu is much the same thing. a brian hickup, a slight loss of connection between the brain halves. 

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#11 Dragons

Dragons have actually been proven to exist.  The comodo dragon is actually a dragon.

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^ Everything exists, somewhere in the Universe. ;)

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A lot of bogus in this list, starting with number one. Placebo is very well known, and placebo generally doesn't "heal" anything, it relives pain. a concept that's very well understood since the brain controls the whole pain level of the body.  There's a few other effects it can cause that in certain illnesses may be seen as "healing" where glands in the body excretes the same medicine they would otherwise be given.

 

The placebo effect can also make people perform better too I've read quite a few times

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^ placebo effect = Power of Belief :happy:

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