Talk:Paranormal

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Misattributions[edit]

1. "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." ~ Carl Sagan

See "Marcello Truzzi" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcello_Truzzi on Wikipedia or the Carl Sagan article. Truzzi coined it first as "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof."

2. "Everyone who believes in telekinesis, raise my hand." ~ James Randi, AKA "The Amazing Randi"

Randi said he didn't coin this. See origin info at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cultural_references_to_psychokinesis_and_telekinesis

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  • Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
  • Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
  • If you see a two-headed pig, keep your mouth shut.
  • There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance -- that principle is contempt prior to investigation.
  • The universe is not only queerer than we imagine; it is queerer than we can imagine.