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Giltwist
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USA
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Posted - 06/09/2005 :  16:43:35  Show Profile  Visit Giltwist's Homepage  Send Giltwist an AOL message  Send Giltwist an ICQ Message  Send Giltwist a Yahoo! Message Send Giltwist a Private Message
I thought a good way to introduce myself. I held a chat on practical skepticism the other night and consequently had this website introduced to me. In addition to being a skeptic, I run an interfaith society called The Nexus Online (http://www.thenexusonline.org). One day I hope to be able to afford the equipment to run rigorous parapsychological research. I'm rather sick people spoiling the name of parapsychology with shoddy research practices. I mean, with all that going on, the one time someone DOES actually do something, nobody will believe it.

This chat was held on 6/6/05 in #The_Vampire_Don on irc.everywherechat.com

Below is the outline:

I. Introduction
A. Statement of the problem
B. Overview of the 5 C's
II. Candor
A. Secrecy
B. Admission of ignorance
III. Clarity
A. Technical Jargon
B. Facts vs. Theory
IV. Coherance
A. The Person
B. The Argument
V. Composure
A. Questions
B. Criticisms
VI. Corroboration
A. Personal Experience
B. References
C. Compatibility with science
VII. Summary
A. Last Thoughts
B. Recommended Reading
VII. Q & A Session

Here is the log:
http://www.thenexusonline.org/logs/skepticseye.doc

References:

The Structures of Scientific Revolutions - Thomas Kuhn
Word and Object - W.V. Quine


Edited by - Giltwist on 06/09/2005 17:46:48

Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
9672 Posts

Posted - 06/09/2005 :  17:36:43   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message
Hello Giltwist and welcome to Skeptic Friends Network!


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"Equivocation is not just a job, for a creationist it's a way of life..." Dr. Mabuse

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Giltwist
Skeptic Friend

USA
69 Posts

Posted - 06/09/2005 :  17:47:37   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Giltwist's Homepage  Send Giltwist an AOL message  Send Giltwist an ICQ Message  Send Giltwist a Yahoo! Message Send Giltwist a Private Message
Glad to be here. I look forward to some good discussions.

Hrm...apparantly the forum code isn't quite the same as BBCode... ah well... *fixes*


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Dude
SFN Die Hard

USA
6891 Posts

Posted - 06/09/2005 :  18:33:08   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Dude a Private Message
Welcome to the SFN!

Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong.
-- Thomas Jefferson

"god :: the last refuge of a man with no answers and no argument." - G. Carlin

Hope, n.
The handmaiden of desperation; the opiate of despair; the illegible signpost on the road to perdition. ~~ da filth
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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
9672 Posts

Posted - 06/12/2005 :  12:41:35   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Giltwist

Hrm...apparantly the forum code isn't quite the same as BBCode... ah well... *fixes*

Well, this is a asp-powered forum, not PHP-based. There are some differences, both in coding and in the database. @tomic is the master coder in our case, so if you have questions, he will be the most likely person to know.

Dr. Mabuse - "When the going gets tough, the tough get Duct-tape..."
Dr. Mabuse whisper.mp3

"Equivocation is not just a job, for a creationist it's a way of life..." Dr. Mabuse

Support American Troops in Iraq:
Send them unarmed civilians for target practice..
Collateralmurder.
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