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how we won the James Randi $1,000,000 Paranormal Challenge

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« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2013, 08:38:14 AM »

Ta, but look what it’s provoked! Evil

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« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2013, 10:02:33 AM »

Ta, but look what it’s provoked! Evil
Which is no mean feat in itself. If memory serves, to date only  gothcatgirl had managed to  coax any sort of response from our celebrity wooster.  ;-)
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« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2013, 10:25:42 AM »

Actually, there was another instance where I challenged him on his use of the word “atheism” and he proceeded to explain (insofar as “explain” is the correct term) that he uses the word to describe any rejection or questioning of the reality of the paranormal/supernatural.  So if, just by way of a random example, you reject the notion that mental illness is caused by real demons and that exorcism can cure it, you’re an atheist according to the Mabusian Misconception.

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« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2013, 11:25:45 AM »

@ Mefiante

I enjoyed your Billy Joel adaptation - it's excellent.
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« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2013, 11:38:29 AM »

Thenk yoo, thenk yoo!  We’ll be performing here at the Sceptics’ Lounge all week! Wink

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« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2013, 04:24:47 AM »

do I SMELL VICTORY over my little atheists turds....
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« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2013, 08:14:36 AM »

do I SMELL VICTORY over my little atheists turds....
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« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2013, 08:47:45 AM »

my little atheists turds  
Erm, well, then allow me to be the first to congratulate you on the surprising sanity of your undigestables.
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« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2013, 09:56:34 AM »

Olfactory       [edit]

Phantosmia is the phenomenon of smelling odors that aren’t really present. The most common odors are unpleasant smells such as rotting flesh, vomit, urine, feces, smoke, or others. Phantosmia often results from damage to the nervous tissue in the olfactory system. The damage can be caused by viral infection, brain tumor, trauma, surgery, and possibly exposure to toxins or drugs.[13] Phantosmia can also be induced by epilepsy affecting the olfactory cortex and is also thought to possibly have psychiatric origins.[citation needed] Phantosmia is different from parosmia, in which a smell is actually present, but perceived differently from its actual smell.

Olfactory hallucinations can also appear in some cases of associative imagination, for example, while watching a romance movie, where the man gifts roses to the woman, the viewer senses the roses’ odor (which in fact does not exist).

Olfactory hallucinations have also been reported in migraine, although the frequency of such hallucinations is unclear.[14][15]

Parosmia, also known as troposmia or cacosmia, is an olfactory dysfunction that is characterized by the inability of the brain to properly identify an odor’s “natural” smell.[1] What happens instead is that the natural odor is transcribed into what is most often described as an unpleasant aroma, typically a “‘burned,’ ‘rotting,’ ‘fecal,’ or ‘chemical’ smell.”[2] There are instances, however, of pleasant odors. This is more specifically called euosmia.[3]

Phantosmia is a form of olfactory hallucination. While most olfactory hallucinations are caused by a misinterpretation of a physical stimulus, such as in the case of parosmia, phantosmia is the perception of a smell in the absence of any physical odors. The odor can range from pleasant to a disgusting smell. Although the causes of phantosmia are debated, it is often comorbid with psychological disorders such as schizophrenia, mood disorders, Parkinsons disease, epilepsy, neuroblastoma, and frequent migraines.

So yes, a crushing defeat by the sharp-nosed armies of King Inconsequent.

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« Reply #24 on: May 26, 2013, 11:15:33 AM »

So yes, a crushing defeat by the sharp-nosed armies of King Inconsequent.
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"Inconsequent" sounds more like a pope's name. :-)
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« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2013, 11:14:26 AM »

in gothatgirl's spirit: Mabus stop insulting or intelligence, go and get treatment for your delusional afflictions as well as  Achalasia. Also you could sniff some Botox...small doses are sufficient.
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« Reply #26 on: May 29, 2013, 06:08:07 AM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0APF3SO9tqE

THE DAY OF THE LORD!
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« Reply #28 on: May 29, 2013, 08:01:56 AM »



What's nurse Ratchett got to do with, well, anything?
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« Reply #29 on: May 29, 2013, 08:05:27 AM »

Why, I think she’s calling for the okes who administer straitjackets.

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