From: leo@ph.tn.tudelft.nl (Leo Breebaart)
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Subject: Re: Psi and Scientology
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Date: 25 Jul 91 10:26:43 GMT
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mauler@kuhub.cc.ukans.edu writes:

> And unfortunately, paranormal abilities exist.

Yeah, right.

> [...] in the creative visualization clinics, where cancer patients visualize > white knights attacking their tumor cells, and the tumors subside if the > patient focuses enough "whatever-energy" onto the problem;

This must surely be a slap in the face of everyone who has ever lost a loved one to this disease.

Good God, look at what you're saying. Surely the will to live is one of the strongest that we have. If people could cure themselves from cancer by 'focusing "whatever-energy"', then wouldn't we have learned to do so by now? Over the course of history, there must have been literally millions of people with cancer, who only wanted one thing in the world: to live. All that mental energy, spent on only one thought: "I want to live!".

Do you really think that if there was any merit to this 'visualization' technique, it would not already have become widely accepted?

> [...] and in the > practitioners of Oriental mind-body martial arts, some who are capable of > knocking down enemies who are some yards away without the use of standard > projectile weapons or lackeys (through an "invisible" personal force, called > "ki", "chi", etc., extended beyond the physical body).

In the Western World, we call this force: "body odor".

-- Leo Breebaart (leo @ ph.tn.tudelft.nl)

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