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View Poll Results: Do you believe in ghosts?
Yes 17 31.48%
No 37 68.52%
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Old 09-08-2017, 04:21 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I so should have been a scientist. Sounds easy.
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Old 09-08-2017, 05:40 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I so should have been a scientist. Sounds easy.
You have a hypothesis. "Ghosts are not real."
And a null hypothesis. "Ghosts are real"

Next you just have you create scientifically sound method and statistical plan upon which to test it.

If your plan is well thought out and convincing enough you could maybe get a researcher to partner with you and get grant funding.

... Yada Yada Yada....

Peer-reviewed paper with you listed as an author!

Boom. Keith the scientist.
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Old 09-08-2017, 08:57 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Null hypothesis doesn't apply to this type of experiment.

Ghosts are observable by repeatable experimentation or they are not. There is no repeatable experiment that observes ghosts. Ergo they do not exist.

Keith would make a great scientist, but I doubt he'd be willing to sit through all the math.
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Old 09-08-2017, 11:25 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Andrea - "What kind of crazy person would do that?"

Me in my head - "Keith, probably."
Chemda at the same time - "Keith would probably do that"
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Old 09-08-2017, 11:27 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I believe in spirits but whenever anyone who is not me talks about it, I immediately do not believe in it.

Also, if anything Lucas would be haunting the bridge he jumped from. So the studio is safe
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Null hypothesis doesn't apply to this type of experiment.

Ghosts are observable by repeatable experimentation or they are not. There is no repeatable experiment that observes ghosts. Ergo they do not exist.

Keith would make a great scientist, but I doubt he'd be willing to sit through all the math.
I'm working under the assumption that both the hypothesis and the null will undergo huge modifications during the planning stage. Due to them being quite broad. It would probably end up being one of those huge papers with decades worth of experimentation.

Not being able to observe something isn't indication it doesn't exist.

It's just indication that we aren't able to observe it.

Before the microscope we couldn't observe cells. They still existed.
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If you have no evidence that something exists. That's what you have. There is no evidence that I'm your father.
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Old 09-09-2017, 10:05 AM   #28 (permalink)
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If you have no evidence that something exists. That's what you have. There is no evidence that I'm your father.
"There is no evidence that xyz exists"

Is a different statement than

"Xyz does not exist."
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Old 09-09-2017, 10:51 AM   #29 (permalink)
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like that teapot zooming around the sun.

grow up. ghosts aren't real.
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Old 09-09-2017, 12:54 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I don't want to say I believe in ghosts but fuck watching a scary movie at night by myself. I can't explain that shit away. In fact, I was listening to this episode in broad daylight and I got a couple of chills, probably would've had to turn it off if it was dark.

OoOOOooohhhh scAAAArrRRyyyy!
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