There are plenty of people on this site, including myself, that believe and practice "paranormal" mind power, yet the one million dollars offered by James Randi has never been won ... James Randy is a powerful "anti" force ... does this constitute evidence that the James Randi "anti" mind power and set up blocks the experiments thus proving the point ?
have fun :)
Yes, I agree with you and I find the idea of it quite amusing actually.
James Randi's challenge does seem to prove the exact opposite of what he is trying to disprove...that Mind Power does exist because he is able to so effectively prevent others from winning it :)
I think it's actually quite an effective demonstration of a principle we've spoken about on IQ many times...
Namely, that you cannot assert into another's reality no matter how hard you try. An individual's dominant thoughts always reign supreme in their own reality and if they are not willing to be influenced by others, they have complete power in preventing that influence and only finding evidence that backs up their dominant thoughts. See Do scientists just make up their own answers?
What's going to be interesting to observe regarding that challenge is that we are entering a phase in humanity's "evolution" where we are all releasing our limitations and feelings of separateness and are starting to reconnect to the universal consciousness within us - the one that gives us access to unlimited "mind power"...and that "evolution" is going to affect James Randi himself from within.
He might well find that he himself starts demonstrating some of the ideas he is so skeptical about.
In other words, I wouldn't be surprised if the winner of James Randi's one million dollar challenge eventually turns out to be...James Randi :)
People with that level of power would not care to entertain Randi in a challenge. It is something they would protect. Some may misuse this power, and should only be shared with those that have the training to handle it.
answered 28 Jan '12, 07:57
The Knights Alchemy
Hi Bluebird Two.
I'm going to keep this answer short (because in that there is a point)
You said "James Randy is a powerful "anti" force" in your summary of the question.
My point is "Against What?"
Step 1 in inward quest is TRUST YOURSELF.
If James Randi comes along and makes you second guess what you know then examine what you know but always go back to step 1.
And that is TRUST YOURSELF.
If James Randi is succeding (in your perception), chances are it's because you missed step 1
and what was that step?
Ok...All together Now.......
(And if you get this you will get what purpose he serves within the "system")
answered 28 Jan '12, 10:14
Hear, you deaf! And look, you blind, that you may see. 19Who is blind but My servant, Or so deaf as My messenger whom I send? Who is so blind as he that is at peace with Me, Or so blind as the servant of the LORD?
20You have seen many things, but you do not observe them; Your ears are open, but none hears.
21The LORD was pleased for His righteousness’ sake To make the law great and glorious.
22But this is a people plundered and despoiled; All of them are trapped in caves, Or are hidden away in prisons; They have become a prey with none to deliver them, And a spoil, with none to say, “Give them back!”
23Who among you will give ear to this? Who will give heed and listen hereafter?
24Who gave Jacob up for spoil, and Israel to plunderers? Was it not the LORD, against whom we have sinned, And in whose ways they were not willing to walk, And whose law they did not obey?
25So He poured out on him the heat of His anger And the fierceness of battle; And it set him aflame all around, Yet he did not recognize it; And it burned him, but he paid no attention. http://biblebrowser.com/isaiah/42-18.htm
And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them. They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images, that say to the molten images, Ye are our gods.” http://www.biblegems.com/ISAIAH42V8.HTM
He can who thinks he can, and he can't who thinks he can't. This is an inexorable, indisputable law. Pablo Picasso
Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law. Buddha
The law of love could be best understood and learned through little children. Mahatma Gandhi
That old law about 'an eye for an eye' leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing. Martin Luther King, Jr.
God created the law of free will, and God created the law of cause and effect. And he himself will not violate the law. We need to be thinking less in terms of what God did and more in terms of whether or not we are following those laws. Marianne Williamson
We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies it is the first law of nature. Voltaire
Justice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a punishment. Mahatma Gandhi
What is hateful to thyself do not do to another. That is the whole Torah [Law], the rest is Commentary. Hillel
A country is in a bad state, which is governed only by laws; because a thousand things occur for which laws cannot provide, and where authority ought to interpose. Samuel Johnson
Law and justice are not always the same. Gloria Steinem
Criminals do not die by the hands of the law; they die by the hands of other men. George Bernard Shaw
The law an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. Mahatma Gandhi
But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully; Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers. Bible 1 Timothy 1. 8-9.
Law is not law, if it violates the principles of eternal justice. Lydia Maria Child
Laws alone cannot secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population. Albert Einstein
One wrong does not justify another. Legal maxim The law will never make men free; it is men who have got to make the law free. Henry David Thoreau
Nobody has a more sacred obligation to obey the law than those who make the law. Sophocles http://www.allgreatquotes.com/law_quotes.shtml
"You have minds like a snake pit! How do you suppose what you say is worth anything when you are so foul-minded? It's your heart, not the dictionary, that gives meaning to your words. A good person produces good deeds and words season after season. An evil person is a blight on the orchard. Let me tell you something: Every one of these careless words is going to come back to haunt you. There will be a time of Reckoning. Words are powerful; take them seriously. Words can be your salvation. Words can also be your damnation."
38Later a few religion scholars and Pharisees got on him. "Teacher, we want to see your credentials. Give us some hard evidence that God is in this. How about a miracle?" 39-40Jesus said, "You're looking for proof, but you're looking for the wrong kind. All you want is something to titillate your curiosity, satisfy your lust for miracles. The only proof you're going to get is what looks like the absence of proof: Jonah-evidence. Like Jonah, three days and nights in the fish's belly, the Son of Man will be gone three days and nights in a deep grave.
41-42"On Judgment Day, the Ninevites will stand up and give evidence that will condemn this generation, because when Jonah preached to them they changed their lives. A far greater preacher than Jonah is here, and you squabble about 'proofs.' On Judgment Day, the Queen of Sheba will come forward and bring evidence that will condemn this generation, because she traveled from a far corner of the earth to listen to wise Solomon. Wisdom far greater than Solomon's is right in front of you, and you quibble over 'evidence.'
43-45"When a defiling evil spirit is expelled from someone, it drifts along through the desert looking for an oasis, some unsuspecting soul it can bedevil. When it doesn't find anyone, it says, 'I'll go back to my old haunt.' On return it finds the person spotlessly clean, but vacant. It then runs out and rounds up seven other spirits more evil than itself and they all move in, whooping it up. That person ends up far worse off than if he'd never gotten cleaned up in the first place.
"That's what this generation is like: You may think you have cleaned out the junk from your lives and gotten ready for God, but you weren't hospitable to my kingdom message, and now all the devils are moving back in."
When you know yourselves, then you will be known, and you will understand that you are children of the living Father. But if you do not know yourselves, then you live in poverty, and you are the poverty."
For there is nothing hidden that will not be revealed. [And there is nothing buried that will not be raised.]"
When you go into any region and walk about in the countryside, when people take you in, eat what they serve you and heal the sick among them.
After all, what goes into your mouth will not defile you; rather, it's what comes out of your mouth that will defile you."
For this reason I say, if the owners of a house know that a thief is coming, they will be on guard before the thief arrives and will not let the thief break into their house (their domain) and steal their possessions.
As for you, then, be on guard against the world. Prepare yourselves with great strength, so the robbers can't find a way to get to you, for the trouble you expect will come.
Let there be among you a person who understands.
When the crop ripened, he came quickly carrying a sickle and harvested it. Anyone here with two good ears had better listen!"
experience and enjoy.
answered 27 Jan '12, 09:49
James Randi should watch the Ghost Adventures and check out the PX (The talking ghost machine.) It lets you communicate with ghost just like if you were sitting at a table having a conversation together.
He can't disprove that thing it really does talk, I heard it on TV and now some guys were using one on You Tube at some Real Grave Yard, it was not fake.
answered 29 Jan '12, 21:00
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