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InvisibleSwami
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Guess Swami's Sign
    #565821 - 02/28/02 12:43 PM (22 years, 3 months ago)

As you may have guessed, I put zero stock in Astrology, but am ready to be convinced. As everyone has an 8.5% chance (1/12) of being correct, what would be a fair measurement of success? Should only "certified" (by whom? they don't even agree with one another!) astrologers be allowed to participate or should I average everyone's guess?

There should be enough data in my posts for any "real" astrologer to figure it out...



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Re: Guess Swami's Sign [Re: Swami]
    #565835 - 02/28/02 01:07 PM (22 years, 3 months ago)

I'm guessing Leo

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Re: Guess Swami's Sign [Re: Swami]
    #565846 - 02/28/02 01:13 PM (22 years, 3 months ago)

I saw a segment on 20/20 years ago where the reporter went into a college classroom and had each person list their birthdate and time. He took all the info to a professional astrologist and had a reading done for each student. He then took all the readings back to the classroom the next week and passed them out to the students. After all the students had read their reading he asked them how accurate it was. Every person in the classroom was a believer. The students were all amazed at how correct their readings were. While everybody was getting all excited he asked them to compare their readings to each other. Every single reading was identical. He tricked the class and handed out a single reading for some serial killer that was in jail for killing and eating people (Jeffery Dalmer I think). Needless to say, the class was fairly shocked.


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Re: Guess Swami's Sign [Re: Seuss]
    #565985 - 02/28/02 03:15 PM (22 years, 3 months ago)

I saw that in biology class. heh, I thought it was funny.


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Re: Guess Swami's Sign [Re: Swami]
    #565993 - 02/28/02 03:22 PM (22 years, 3 months ago)

Sagittarius or maybe Virgo


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Re: Guess Swami's Sign [Re: Swami]
    #566122 - 02/28/02 05:35 PM (22 years, 3 months ago)

I'm going to rule out the water signs - pisces, cancer, or scorpio...

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Re: Guess Swami's Sign [Re: ]
    #566401 - 02/28/02 10:55 PM (22 years, 3 months ago)

heh
I was thinking Leo as this post was loading, and shroomism's response made me nearly certain :tongue: 


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Re: Guess Swami's Sign [Re: Swami]
    #566569 - 03/01/02 06:06 AM (22 years, 3 months ago)

Libra

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Re: Guess Swami's Sign [Re: Swami]
    #566611 - 03/01/02 07:34 AM (22 years, 3 months ago)

i guess scorpio :smile: peace   

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Re: Guess Swami's Sign [Re: Swami]
    #566668 - 03/01/02 08:44 AM (22 years, 3 months ago)

I'm no good at guessing and your field is really clouded with an attitude of "I'll show those stupid mother fuckers...."

I don't see anything but the cloud, and some little boy which I think is you.....

Nothing else....

I guess you showed us believers.......

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Re: Guess Swami's Sign [Re: Tannis]
    #566682 - 03/01/02 08:56 AM (22 years, 3 months ago)

I'm no good at guessing and your field is really clouded with an attitude of "I'll show those stupid mother fuckers...."

Get used to that cloud.. its always there

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Re: Guess Swami's Sign [Re: Tannis]
    #566826 - 03/01/02 11:35 AM (22 years, 3 months ago)

...and your field is really clouded with an attitude of "I'll show those stupid mother fuckers...."
Superstition (i.e. astrology) is not related at all to intelligence. And astrology is not related to one's "field", but rather one's characteristics, so if I indeed had a "clouded field" that would be a major clue to my sign.

Then you top it off with an obscenity and try to attach my name to it, something that I have not done in over 600 posts. What a "clever" propaganda technique for trying to inspire negativity.

I don't see anything but the cloud, and some little boy which I think is you.....
Once again, astrology is not supposed to be related to "seeing " anything, that is the province of the clairvoyant. I guess by calling me immature ( a little boy) that mysteriously makes you somehow more mature.

Nothing else....
How limited! Guess my "blocking" powers are much stronger than your "viewing" powers..

I guess you showed us believers.......
If I were a believer and you were my spokesman, I would be very disappointed.

Like many believer responses, there is usually attack or excuse. But never, ever, any tiny piece of evidence for any claimed paranormal ability.




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Re: Guess Swami's Sign [Re: ]
    #566831 - 03/01/02 11:37 AM (22 years, 3 months ago)

Get used to that cloud.. its always there
Yes, but what kind is it? Stratus, cumulous, nimbus...? You gotta give me props for consistency though.


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Re: Guess Swami's Sign [Re: Swami]
    #566840 - 03/01/02 11:49 AM (22 years, 3 months ago)

heh, I'd say its a cumulonimbus. Sometimes stratus.

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Re: Guess Swami's Sign [Re: Swami]
    #566843 - 03/01/02 11:50 AM (22 years, 3 months ago)

So what is your sign? I think enough people have guessed. Either way what does this test prove? Even if I got it right I don't think that would prove anything.

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Re: Guess Swami's Sign [Re: Swami]
    #566999 - 03/01/02 02:38 PM (22 years, 3 months ago)

Good come back..... I just wanted to shake your tree a little... I think you did a great job of proving my point and yours! It's all about belief.....

Nothing personal to you brother, didn't mean to attach your name to anything----I was tired when posting and typed before I thought..... I'm human.... imperfect and I still can't "guess" anything....

I think what I was trying to say was that it seems as though you set out to disprove any possibilities of this working and that closes you off to interpretation....

I respect you and your belief and you present a good arguement....

No hard feelings I hope....

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Re: Guess Swami's Sign [Re: Swami]
    #567027 - 03/01/02 03:04 PM (22 years, 3 months ago)

In reply to:

Like many believer responses, there is usually attack or excuse. But never, ever, any tiny piece of evidence for any claimed paranormal ability.




this is very true. i myself am somewhere between believer and skeptic and the only person i see making any convincing arguements in all of the posts here is Swami. when i say somewhere between believer and skeptic, it is probably leaning more to the believer side, as i have have given everything a fair chance- from tarot cards to astral projection to practicing magick- all of which i have had what i believe to be success in. but still a lot of the stuff discussed here just seems completely outrageous to me.


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Re: Guess Swami's Sign [Re: Swami]
    #567114 - 03/01/02 05:01 PM (22 years, 3 months ago)

Leo or Sagittarius

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InvisibleSwami
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Re: Guess Swami's Sign [Re: ]
    #567172 - 03/01/02 06:18 PM (22 years, 3 months ago)

So what is your sign? I think enough people have guessed. Either way what does this test prove? Even if I got it right I don't think that would prove anything.
If everyone got it right that would indeed be indicative of something. If a few got it right, that would mean little, as chance expects a few to get it right.

However, if NO ONE got it right, that most certainly means something!

As a sensitive, loyal, introverted, creative, blah, blah, blah - Cancer, I may have to eliminate Astrology as a valid field of research.


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Re: Guess Swami's Sign [Re: Tannis]
    #567175 - 03/01/02 06:24 PM (22 years, 3 months ago)

I think what I was trying to say was that it seems as though you set out to disprove any possibilities of this working and that closes you off to interpretation....
Nice try, Tannis. There is absolutely NO interpretation. Everyone here gets to read the responses. They are either correct or not. There is NOTHING to interpret. Now someone could say that I am lying, but there is no point to that. I could send in my driver's license for verification, but won't for very obvious reasons.

No hard feelings I hope....
No prob, but get into the ring with Swami and be guaranteed of a good fight.


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