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Hi Elizabeth,


Thanks for your comments, and I could not agree more. I think the only solid proofs of anything are probably in mathematics. You can also present all kinds of evidence for things, and people can ignore it or argue from an infinite number of directions. If we dig deeper into the psyche, we may find that each one of us creates our own reality such that "proving" something would really have no meaning.
I think that people on the board are here for different purposes. It is obvious that many enjoy expounding their knowledge, and others like to argue. But the reason I think Graham Hancock established it, was to expand our knowledge base into some areas that perhaps have not been explored. For this, one needs to keep an open mind. I find it interesting how people will come to conclusions so quickly, and then defend them to the death. I have tried to take the approach of just throwing out some possibilities for people to ponder. If they find it interesting, they can explore further, and maybe we can all learn something new. Paul

Elizabeth Newton wrote:
>
> Hi Paul
>
> Thanks for the interesting posts this month and your essay
> that made me stop and think for a moment.
>
> Here's another of your comments that made me stop and think
> for a moment; "It is interesting that so many focus on trying
> to prove or disprove that the image is of Christ."
>
> Personally, I take the view that proving or disproving,
> believing or disbelieving has no relevance to the fact of
> whether or not it is the image of Christ. As far as I'm
> concerned, if it is, it is; if it isn't, it isn't. Whether
> or not I believe it, or not, doesn't change what it is.
>
> To digress, much of the discussion on this board is concerned
> with proving or disproving something or other. Let me use
> the example of the purpose of the Great Pyramid [if the
> moderators can tolerate a slight deviation from topic?].
> The purpose for the construction of the Great Pyramid is not
> going to change, regardless of whether that purpose is proved
> or disproved, or whether anyone believes it if it is proved.
>
> For this reason, I tend to stay away from these
> proving/disproving debates; i.e. whether or not I accept the
> proof or disproof, isn't going to change what the purpose of
> the Great Pyramid actually was, nor whether the shroud or
> Turin is or isn't the burial cloth of Jesus.
>
> Any ideas on this approach to these debates?
>
> Kind regards
> Elizabeth

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The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 1633 Paul Cochrane 27-Feb-04 06:28
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 410 Anne-Marie 27-Feb-04 07:13
Moderator Note 394 Jaimi 27-Feb-04 21:17
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 395 Lee McGiffen 27-Feb-04 12:32
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 448 Kboldt 27-Feb-04 14:00
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 398 fiascohoho 27-Feb-04 14:49
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 415 Lee McGiffen 27-Feb-04 15:10
D'Adamo... talk about synchronicity 462 ananda 27-Feb-04 16:33
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 374 fiascohoho 27-Feb-04 16:35
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 618 SunSword 27-Feb-04 18:36
Need source for your claim 430 ananda 27-Feb-04 18:57
Re: Need source for your claim 440 SunSword 27-Feb-04 22:19
No source or evidence? 455 ananda 27-Feb-04 22:44
Re: No source or evidence? 400 fiascohoho 28-Feb-04 00:10
Re: No source or evidence? 470 SunSword 28-Feb-04 00:40
Re: Need source for your claim 444 Zosimos 27-Feb-04 23:04
Re: Need source for your claim 430 ananda 28-Feb-04 00:44
Are you assuming... 346 ananda 29-Feb-04 20:15
Re: Are you assuming... 383 SunSword 01-Mar-04 14:39
Re: Are you assuming... 404 ArmchairObserver 01-Mar-04 15:50
Re: Are you assuming... 390 SunSword 01-Mar-04 17:23
Re: Need source for your claim 296 Paul Cochrane 28-Feb-04 04:26
Blood Types 434 jameske 28-Feb-04 15:51
Re: Blood Types 431 Lee McGiffen 29-Feb-04 12:30
Re: Blood Types 333 jameske 29-Feb-04 14:40
Re: Blood Types 440 ananda 29-Feb-04 15:36
Re: Blood Types 415 jameske 01-Mar-04 14:09
Re: Blood Types 423 SunSword 29-Feb-04 18:15
Re: Blood Types 427 jameske 01-Mar-04 14:03
Re: Blood Types 402 Paul Cochrane 01-Mar-04 03:16
Re: Blood Types 445 Lee McGiffen 01-Mar-04 11:32
Re: Blood Types 727 Paul Cochrane 03-Mar-04 01:09
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 396 ArmchairObserver 27-Feb-04 16:15
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 416 ananda 27-Feb-04 16:44
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 434 ArmchairObserver 27-Feb-04 17:40
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 413 Paul Cochrane 28-Feb-04 04:48
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 469 Paul Cochrane 28-Feb-04 04:43
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 424 Paul Cochrane 28-Feb-04 04:18
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 425 Mark Staab 27-Feb-04 16:48
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 436 Paul Cochrane 28-Feb-04 04:55
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 385 Mark Staab 28-Feb-04 05:43
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 423 Paul Cochrane 28-Feb-04 06:22
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 443 Zosimos 27-Feb-04 17:01
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 406 Mark Staab 27-Feb-04 17:17
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 443 Zosimos 27-Feb-04 18:25
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 476 Mark Staab 27-Feb-04 19:53
Mod remark 434 Kees 27-Feb-04 20:13
Re: Mod remark 463 Mark Staab 27-Feb-04 22:08
Re: Mod remark 383 Zosimos 27-Feb-04 22:36
Re: Mod remark 402 Mark Staab 27-Feb-04 23:27
Moderator note 420 Jaimi 28-Feb-04 04:29
Re: Moderator note 407 Mark Staab 28-Feb-04 05:46
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 438 Paul Cochrane 28-Feb-04 05:08
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 407 fisherman 27-Feb-04 17:41
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 416 Paul Cochrane 28-Feb-04 05:41
Belief, Proof and what does it matter 398 Elizabeth Newton 29-Feb-04 06:54
Re: Belief, Proof and what does it matter 386 fiascohoho 29-Feb-04 08:30
Re: Belief, Proof and what does it matter 412 Elizabeth Newton 29-Feb-04 11:52
Re: Belief, Proof and what does it matter 424 Elizabeth Newton 29-Feb-04 14:07
Re: Belief, Proof and what does it matter 425 fiascohoho 29-Feb-04 15:40
Re: Belief, Proof and what does it matter 428 Paul Cochrane 01-Mar-04 03:56
Re: Belief, Proof and what does it matter 390 Paul Cochrane 01-Mar-04 03:32
Re: Belief, Proof and what does it matter 421 Elizabeth Newton 01-Mar-04 15:00
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 430 Trygve Hogebol 29-Feb-04 18:37
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 354 Paul Cochrane 01-Mar-04 04:24


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