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Debate Score:28
Arguments:27
Total Votes:28
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Do people sometimes experience apparitions?

In other words, is there such a thing as a ghost?

Yes

Side Score: 14
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No

Side Score: 14
1 point

There is a part of the forest here, where several people go to work and refine their forestry skills, where a woman (by the name of Chelsea I think) had killed herself a year prior. Everyone who goes up there will begin to see her. They'll be visited by her at random times, even in their dreams where typically they laugh and work away together, even if they have never heard of the incident altogether. Some people have better connections to her, and to those she appears much more solid. Some have reported waking up screaming her name. They all feel the sadness that drove her to end her life.

Side: yes
1 point

I personally have seen a ghost it was scary as hell and real. Ironically it was a small dog that came through my bedroom door and walked into my closet I watched it while i was in bed and I couldn't even move I was so scared finally when it went into my closet and disappeared is when I shot out of bed and ran out. Yes it was a ghost my belief though is that most ghost are demonic in nature and for some reason they can manifest themselves in ways.

Side: No
1 point

yes. who knows if they are real or not to the rest of the world but they are definitely real to that person who experienced it. that person definitely thinks/knows they saw something whatever that may be.

Side: yes

There are ghosts but they are very shy. Most ghosts do not want to appear to humans.

Side: Yes

I do not believe that there is any substance such claims. And on that miserable excuse for a pun, I'm going to bed. Tell Qymosabi I hate him.

Side: No
TERMINATOR(6778) Disputed
1 point

I do not believe that there is any substance such claims

Really? H.H. Price, professor of Logic at New College, Oxford, disagrees with you.

Tell Qymosabi I hate him.

Will do, ol' chap.

Side: yes
2 points

Really? H.H. Price, professor of Logic at New College, Oxford, disagrees with you.

Why do people assume that being a professor makes one infallible?

Will do, ol' chap.

Thank you.

Side: No
1 point

The brain is a very strange, complicated thing. A few enzymes out of whack here, a few impulses out of control there, and you can see ghosts, think you're Jesus, or start babbling uncontrollably.

Seeing as we haven't, you know, caught a ghost in a net, or cage, or magnetic jar, and that the evidence for sightings seems to fit within known phenomena of psychology and basic physics, I don't think ghosts are out there.

Side: No
TERMINATOR(6778) Disputed
1 point

A few enzymes out of whack here, a few impulses out of control there, and you can see ghosts, think you're Jesus, or start babbling uncontrollably.

A very common, and ill-founded, belief.

Polls reveal that the smarter the person, the more likely he is to believe in paranormal phenomena

Those who believe are no more or less stable than those who disbelieve; thus, mental condition is irrelevant.

Seeing as we haven't, you know, caught a ghost in a net, or cage, or magnetic jar, and that the evidence for sightings seems to fit within known phenomena of psychology

Then why is it that many psychologists have believed in their existence?

I don't think ghosts are out there.

Finally! You are willing to admit that it is your belief that there are no ghosts, but when it comes to God you positively state that he does not exist.

Isn't it odd how that topic is such a tetchy one for you?

Side: yes
aveskde(1935) Disputed
1 point

A very common, and ill-founded, belief.

Polls reveal that the smarter the person, the more likely he is to believe in paranormal phenomena

Those who believe are no more or less stable than those who disbelieve; thus, mental condition is irrelevant.

You should re-read what I typed. It was explaining that our brains are very susceptible to false positives and erroneous patterns. It's entirely possible, and very likely that all sightings of ghosts are due to our brains being overly sensitive to certain patterns, and misinterpreting certain input leading to hallucinations, and just plain old suggestibility.

Then why is it that many psychologists have believed in their existence?

Why do so many forest rangers believe in bigfoot despite no fossils leading up to him?

Finally! You are willing to admit that it is your belief that there are no ghosts, but when it comes to God you positively state that he does not exist.

Isn't it odd how that topic is such a tetchy one for you?

I think you're grasping for straws in my language. The statement I made for ghosts is functionally identical to those I made against god.

Side: No

I don't believe in ghosts. I have never seen one. Nobody has ever caught one. There is no solid proof that ghosts exist.

Side: No
TERMINATOR(6778) Disputed
1 point

H.H. Price, a noteworthy logician, believed that there was enough evidence to support their existence.

Side: yes
trumpeter93(999) Disputed
1 point

What time period was he from? I still don't believe in ghosts. Seeing is believing. i don't believe that when you die your spirit or whatever floats around. Once you are dead you're dead.

Side: No
aveskde(1935) Disputed
1 point

H.H. Price, a noteworthy logician, believed that there was enough evidence to support their existence.

It doesn't matter what X authority believes, it matters what X authority brought into the scientific community to support his belief.

Side: No