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Comment Re:The basic question is answered...but still... (Score 1) 511

Parapsychologists fall into 2 categories: suckers and people out to fleece suckers

Don't fall into trap many pseudoskeptics fall into of simply parrotting anything your favorite aging TV magicians post on facebook. There's been a big change in the field of parapsychology ever since a psi effect was proven to exist. The research being done now is ridiculously rigorous, thanks to the positive effects of decades of ridicule. I don't really have an interest either way, but I was surprised to learn this recently.

Guys like this are being taken very seriously:

http://www.parapsych.org/users...

This move towards better design of para studies and stricter peer review criteria was covered in Steve Volk's 2011 book, Fringeology.

Comment Re: What a bunch of stupid fucks... (Score 1) 197

someone as 'progressive' as you shouldn't be homophobic. check your privilege shitlord.

I'm all in favor of the men's rights movement having a big gay orgy in Roosh V's mom's basement. Nothing homophobic about that. Anything that keeps them occupied. Idle hands are the devil's workshop and all that, you know?

Comment Re:The basic question is answered...but still... (Score 1) 511

1) Government funds your study and provides your grant
2) Government wants a particular result from your study
3) Government does not renew your grant when the study does not prove what they set out to prove

And...

1) Private industry funds your study and provides your grant
2) Private industry wants a particular result from your study
3) Private industry does not renew your grant when the study does not prove what they set out to prove
4) Private industry tries to censor any study that has results that embarrass private industry

Comment Re:This is a bad idea. (Score 3, Funny) 197

Face it Twitter is the kindergarten play ground of public forums. They basically want to control it by gagging the children and chaining them to a stake in the ground so they can't pester each other.

If you've ever had a kindergarten age kid, you will recognize the appeal of this idea.

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