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Comment 3 by Aguazul

Getting away from safe havens, things get weirder. It is clear to me that we are nowhere near explaining everything yet.

However this nonsense has been debunked numerous times.

Just like every generation of scientists' ideas are expanded and sometimes overturned by the next, there is more to the world than our current understanding of it. Familiarity with these weirder aspects of the world makes them understandable and predictable in their own way, manageable perhaps, but you're not in that position.

But only in terms of understanding psychology of superstitious beliefs and confused views

You're playing around imitating occult practices without any understanding or precaution.

As there are no cult members present, there is no risk from them!

Did you think to test first that imitating these practices would cause no ill-effects? Or did you base your actions on theory and received wisdom?

There are tests for woo-ology?? (Look 20,000 people tested it, and yet again nothing happened apart from a few times when the fakers were caught!)

If I were a chemistry teacher and I was going to demonstrate a potentially dangerous reaction to my class, I'd prefer to test it first away from the class, rather than purely relying on what other people say.

But then an experienced chemistry teacher would either know, calculate, of look up a report of the experiment. In any case the analogy confuses real risks in chemistry with imagined threats from "the occult".

You act like you think that you know all there is to know, when generations of scientists have demonstrated that their knowledge is always incomplete.

Knowledge of some science is incomplete. Knowledge of the alleged effects of occult and ghost stories are well known. ZERO CREDIBILITY!

The best scientists know that very clearly.

They also know how to avoid wasting their time on discredited nonsense!

Certainly, do experiments to expand your knowledge, but not arrogantly assuming that you already know the answer.

Ha! Ha! hha! - It's a children's film making exercise about fantasy ghosts being faked on film. It looks like you have been up the jungle for too long!

Wed, 16 May 2012 20:46:45 UTC | #941916