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From: Christopher Menzel <cmenzel@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2007 10:35:39 -0600
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On Dec 10, 2007, at 5:19 AM, aarsic@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> No, I don't agree with that. I don't get calls from people who are  
> furthest from my mind.    (01)

What's your phone number?  I'll bet I can falsify that claim. :-)    (02)

> And I strongly think of people often and would like them to call and  
> they don't, and I get frustrated enough to let it go, only to find  
> out a month or two later that they were thinking of me and had  
> written notes to call me but didn't.    (03)

You have verified this in every case, or even in a non-trivial  
percentage of cases, where you've "strongly thought" of someone?   
Sorry, I find that utterly preposterous.    (04)

> There is something there that I can't explain, and if science can't  
> explain it then science just hasn't gotten there yet. But I know the  
> energies that I experience with others.    (05)

Well, I obviously can't deny that you *experience* something, but  
until you can come up with some reasonably hard data rather than  
feelings and anecdotes, I don't think you've got any real  
justification for your belief that there's anything more than  
coincidence involved.  In particular, it seems to me that you would  
need to do some sort of study in which, every time you think of  
someone, you document it.  Then, if the person in question doesn't  
call, you need find some way of determining that he or she was also  
thinking of you at the same time.  How you'd do that without spoiling  
the data seems to me frankly impossible.  (Call this the "Don't think  
of a white elephant" problem for your claims. :-)    (06)

-chris    (07)

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