"Graham Cooper" <email@example.com> wrote on 3rd April: > [PETER BOW-DITCH] > AUSTRALIAN SKEPTICS INC. FORMER PREZIDENT > "I know you can't do it, but please try to understand this. > I have never flipped back and forth on this. You have yet to suggest > any test which can detect any form of paranormal ability. > If you admit that > you are guessing it is not paranormal. If you provide the list of > words from which the guesses are derived it is not paranormal. If you > require someone else to give you line and page numbers out of some > unspecified book to help you guess the answers it is not paranormal. > If you want to keep guessing until you get something almost right it > is not paranormal."
Shouldn't get involved really, but... if this is really what Peter Bowditch said, only the last one stands up. I can't see how the others have any bearing on the question.
If someone can CONSISTENTLY tell you something that they couldn't have known by any normal means, at least more often than they could by chance, then it's paranormal - however eccentric their methods.
(I'm being hypothetical. Herc's never so far done that for me personally. There have been odd incidents, but they've all been one-offs separated by many fluffs.) -- A. B. My e-mail address is zen177395 at zendotcodotuk. I don't check that account very often, so tell me on the newsgroup if you've sent me an e-mail.