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« on: December 08, 2008, 09:36:12 PM »

"There are three claims in the [parapsychology] field which, in my opinion, deserve serious study, [the third being] that young children sometimes report details of a previous life, which upon checking turn out to be accurate and which they could not have known about in any other way than reincarnation"

Carl Sagan

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"I shall not waste time in stating the absurdities, almost the impossibilities, from a psycho-physiological point of view, of this phenomenon. A living being, or living matter, formed under our eyes, which has its proper warmth, apparently a circulation of blood, and a physiological respiration which has also a kind of psychic personality having a will distinct from the will of the medium, in a word, a new human being! This is surely the climax of marvels. Nevertheless, it is a fact."

Prof. Charles Richet, Nobel Prize winner for Medicine

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"I regard the existence of disincarnate spirits as scientifically proved, and I no longer refer to the skeptic as hving any right to speak on the subject"

Prof. James Hyslop, Columbia University

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"Unless there is a gigantic conspiracy involving some thirty University departments all over the world, and several hundred highly respected scientists in various fields, many of them originally hostile to the claims of psychical researchers, the only conclusion the unbiased researcher can come to must be that there does exist a small number of people who obtain knowledge existing either in other people’s minds, or in the outer world, by means as yet unknown to science."

Prof. H. J. Eysenk, Chair of the Psychology Department, University of London

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I am absolutely convinced of the fact that those who once lived on earth can and do communicate with us. It is hardly possible to convey to the inexperienced an adequate idea of the strength and cumulative force of the evidence.”

Sir William Barrett F.R.S

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"Despite the ambiguities inherent in the type of exploration covered in these programs, the integrated results appear to provide unequivocal evidence of a human capacity to access events remote in space and time, however falteringly, by some cognitive process not yet understood."

H.E. Puthoff, PhD
Institute for Advanced Studies, Austin



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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2008, 08:58:46 PM »

Good quotes, I especially like the Carl Segan one.  It seems closed-minded skeptics like to paint him as a materialist, but I don't think that's the case.  If Carl Segan was closed minded he would not have said there were any areas that need investigation in parapsychology.

He may have been a skeptic, but he was not a closed minded skeptic.  I loved Carl Segan's movies when I was a kid, I used to watch them on a regular basis.
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