Deepak Chopra's One Million Dollar Challege to the Skeptics

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Deepak Chopra's One Million Dollar Challege to the Skeptics

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Deepak Chopra has offered a One Million Dollar Challenge to James Randi and other members of the Skeptical movement.
Deepak Chopra wrote:I challenge the non "amazing" Randi and his professional debunkers and skeptics to explain normal experience & offer them a $1 million prize


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If his point is to show that there are things that can not be explained then he makes a valid point. However if his point is just to belittle Randi's challenge with his challenge then he does his case no favours, he lowers himself to the same level.

Any sane person knows there are real things that can not be explained.
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Mick wrote:Any sane person knows there are real things that can not be explained.
This is begging the question. Is the "hard problem of consciousness" unsolvable by definition, or is it merely the case that no-one has yet solved it? If the latter, then Deepak's prize is theoretically winnable.

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Sorry- but my immediate reaction to all of this is, "Why don't they just grow up?"!
Why get drawn into posturing games?

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simonwheeler wrote:Sorry- but my immediate reaction to all of this is, "Why don't they just grow up?"!
Why get drawn into posturing games?

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It's only posturing because Chopra knows they can't do it. :twisted: :lol:

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Chopra is not the only one challenging the sceptics - Italian water dowser Maurizio Armanetti offers one million Euros to any sceptic who wants to personally verify that he can dowse not one, but 33 spa water wells randomly chosen, and predict depth and water temperature.

That challenge has been running since 2014. I wonder if anyone has taken him up on his offer?

Armanetti also documents a 'challenge' against a geologist to find hot spa water in Tuscany that was independently witnessed and verified.
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In 2002 I asked a friend to drive me from Halesowen to Wiltshire to find a nominated genuine crop circle in the fields there, I would be blindfolded and he would drive to my instructions of right left or turn around.I would keep the imagine of that crop circle in my mind, and every few minutes just call out which way to continue, so we set off and started the drive, with me dowsing this unique crop circles energies in my mind both concentric and radial....We got to the field and passed it, and I had to ask to turn around to drive back to where it was, and it proved to be 95 miles on the clock from Rays house to the field.Then In 2003 I dowsed another genuine crop circle this time driving 98 miles to the formation in the fields again blindfolded, and both times the only time I lost the energies was when he told me we passed over the Michael Mary Lines....I tried to involve the Guiness Book Of Records doing this again, but they wanted £250 to set it up and run he challange, and it was money I never had.I did think at the time to take the challange of Randi and do this for him as a dowsing experiment, but in the end I just never bothered as I know dowsing works fine, so why show these suits and big car people something that comes very natural is really possible.And Im a shy person anyway, as my friends will tell you, crowds I avoid at all costs, I went to the East field in Wiltshire one weekend to find the members of the BSD team dowsing the formation I wanted to dowse.I walked in the formation dowsed its structure and left as fast, nodding to Jim Lyons a good friend who was talking with them all, in out and gone thats me. :mrgreen:
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