SikruaSuncat wrote:I am just curious about what CH says to those folks who say "Prove it!" or "Where is your research?!" because those people really annoy me, but does that mean they do not deserve an answer? 1a
If someone wants to believe something, they're going to believe it (at least for a time if it's not true), and similarly, if someone doesn't want to believe something, they're not going to believe it. That is if they have invested emotion in said belief and aren't simply being reasonably skeptical, which is fine in my book. With this in mind, proving or disproving something is a matter of rhetoric that can easily be manipulated both by the speaker's and the recipient's mind since, realistically, you can't provide solid, indisputable, fact-level proof to anyone given the nature of the paranormal. The most you can really do is provide indications of varying gravity, and when these indications are too many to be chalked up to coincidences or results of irrelevant factors, the person might believe you, but they have to look into it and be open themselves. Personally it's not worth my time. CH is a business, though, which adds additional levels of pressure regarding proof, but... if in doubt, don't buy.