Hi I’m new here and hoping to find some intelligent discussion, factually based.
You would think this is the place to find it but i’m noticing a couple confusing things here.
1: A majority of the posts seem more hateful and bashing than impartial discussion of practical supporting arguments answering someone’s question of validity. All I’ve witnessed here is ignorance on a bandwagon. Hope thats not too offensive, but read it yourselves. The conversation sounds more like gossip than a welcomed platform for any debate or mature discussion.
2: Facts? Closest thing i’ve seen is fly-by sourcing, i.e. “This website or this guy said so”. If you guys need some help on how to cite a source properly, I’m here to help! just ask.
For this topic particularly it wouldn’t be hard to raise many good points as to why Ms. Browne’s abilities are fraudulent claims. This could actually be a great topic with incentive for many individuals in these forums to study into and shed light on in the realms of Randi’s tests and claims against Sylvia’s accurate reading, inaccurate readings, and third party scientific materials supporting both.
Seems like a lot of crap, but some people like the challenge, the study-work, and most of all seeing all the facts manifest into strongly supported revolutionary concepts in science. I read “Center for Inquiry” at the top of the web page and am pretty sure that I am in the right place with my expectations.
I believe a scientific mind that dismisses theories out of anger for lack of evidence will happily reinvent the toaster for the rest of his life. Always search for the evidence, especially when you think it isn’t there, until you therein prove through your findings that it is in fact, not there.
In this case; anger out of lacking fulfillment in someone’s past hopes that total proof of religion and paranormal would be scientifically revealed to them above so many others. I really do wonder how deeply you looked into your convictions (especially scientifically) before disregarding every shred of anything beyond material existence simply because such a greater truth wasn’t just handed to you during your “phase” of faith.