Is there zero connection between String Theory and the paranormal?

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Does String Theory help to explain... but not necessarily debunk some aspects of the paranormal?

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  2. Yes

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  3. Maybe?????

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  1. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    You can think what you like.
    Do you have any facts to support you? No.
    Do I? Yes.
    He didn't reveal anything.
    You're wrong. You are biased. And you're STILL repeating the false claim that 500 years ago people thought the Earth was flat. You're apparently incapable of learning.
     
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  3. Dennis Tate Valued Senior Member

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    I admit that I have lots of personal biases that are obviously based to a serious degree on the articles and books that I did read in my sixty one years vs....
    the articles and books that I did not read.......

    If you are up for it I am almost certain that some of your biases against this type of information may begin to decrease as you go through these articles.


    https://www.near-death.com/science/research/science.html

     
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  5. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Nope. Reading that just shows how little attention to science the writers pay and how much they're willing to distort the known facts.
     
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  7. Dennis Tate Valued Senior Member

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    Or perhaps it shows how great your own fears of higher level truths really are?

    I guess it is one thing or the other going on here?
     
  8. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Show me evidence of "higher level truths". Until you can do that you're simply spouting drivel.
    Like I said:
    Do you have any facts to support you? No.
    Do I? Yes.
     
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  9. Dennis Tate Valued Senior Member

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    Good question.

    Here is an example of one paragraph put forward by a guy who had a near death experience. My off hand guess is that a brush with death would tend to decrease our level of insight and wisdom..... not increase those abilities????


    https://www.near-death.com/religion/christianity/howard-storm.html#a04

    I think that that whole page is full of high level insights... but you will do well to process that one paragraph that I quoted.
     
  10. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    So, essentially, No you don't have any facts.
     
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  11. Dennis Tate Valued Senior Member

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    Yes... but you need to think for a minute or to to notice that the following information can be looked at in more than merely one way.

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/8656524_Near-Death_Experiences_and_the_Temporal_Lobe


    https://www.cell.com/trends/cognitive-sciences/fulltext/S1364-6613(19)30312-2

     
  12. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    The short answer to the question posed in the title is "Yes. There's zero connection." That's if we're not counting spurious connections made by pseudscientists.
    Evolution has nothing to do with string theory, and that includes the evolution of intelligence.

    You're jumping the gun. Before searching for theory to explain paranormal phenomena, step 1 is to establish that there are paranormal phenomena.
     
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  13. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    How likely is it that anything calling itself a "Spiritual Development Blog" is going to provide accurate scientific information?
    One problem with this is that appears to be no reliable evidence for "shared near-death experiences" or "veridical near-death experiences". But even if that problem could be overcome, it would still not ensure that "all materialistic explanations ... must fail". Certainly, the writers of the Spiritual Development Blog have not done the work necessary to rule out all materialistic explanations.
    There's no good evidence for any form of ESP anyway, so they needn't worry.
    Maybe. Maybe not.

    On what grounds are "materialists hypotheses" weak? Which particular materialist hypotheses are they referring to, and what are the specific weaknesses they identify?

    Sounds harmless enough so far.
    Chances are good that this is almost certainly pseudoscientific nonsense, this chapter, before we even start to read it.
    Evidence, anybody?
     
  14. Dennis Tate Valued Senior Member

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    Or.. within fifty years it could be known that the behavior patterns of Energy from Quantum Vacuum may have everything to do with the true original abiogenesis that may resemble...."I think therefore I AM!"
     
  15. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Within 50 years, maybe pigs will fly.
     
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  16. Vociferous Valued Senior Member

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    Boy, James, I really overestimated you. Seems you really enjoy taking easy potshots at crackpots. Pity. At one point I thought you could actually carry on a substantive debate.
     
  17. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Your problem, Vociferous, is that you don't bother to familiarise yourself with what came before. You just turn up and randomly insert yourself into existing discussions, before getting a sense of the context.

    You'd be in a better position to cast judgment if you did the necessary legwork first.
     
  18. Vociferous Valued Senior Member

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    Nah, it's not a long thread, and not hard to see the lack of effort you put into it. Or...is that an effort for you?
     
  19. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    This thread does not contain the only recent interactions I have had with Dennis Tate. Far from it.

    It's not hard to see the lack of effort you have put in.

    Why did you feel the need to insert yourself into this thread?
     
  20. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Dennis, I think you'll like this movie "Frequencies"

    It is an excellent movie with the theme that people resonate with certain frequencies and that frequencies are not always compatible. It is science fiction but has some very interesting underlying premises which I believe are right up your alley.
     
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  21. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    Is there zero connection between String Theory and the paranormal?

    simple facts are that string theory is not complete & requires significant scientific advancement to quantify its known variables as fact OR incorrect theory.

    so the question can not be answered with absolute ability
    thus the only logical rational answer is not a yes or no answer
    it is "unknown"
    "insufficient data to analyze for conclusive purposes"

    my personal opinion is, i would not be surprised if string theory explained ghosts & hauntings
    science needs another 2 decades to catch up.
    though climate change may over take before science is enabled to get to that level.

    how the modern world propose to move 60% of the worlds citys and population in 3 decades would require a lot of faith in the majority of current leadership(& populations) that simply does not care.

    Does String Theory help to explain... but not necessarily debunk some aspects of the paranormal?

    YES ! 100%


    im not sure why your attaching negative lean to "debunking"
    which culture are you directing to ?
    Americans don't really understand what a debunker is
    they think they are just a try hard attention seeker spinning lies to gain money & celebrity status
     
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  22. Dennis Tate Valued Senior Member

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    In my opinion your comment is brilliant..... accurate... and truly encouraging to me !!!!



    Comments like yours RainbowSingularity prove to me that the time I put into these discussion forums is not wasted!
     
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  23. C C Consular Corps - "the backbone of diplomacy" Valued Senior Member

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    An orange and the planet Mars roughly share a similar shape or outward appearance. So via the same standards for thought, various paranormal hypotheses may have espoused associations with any number of physics products. But the kinship is not reciprocated by the other party.
     
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