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Forum: General Discussion Today, 00:07
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Are you still on the lottery thing? You never...

Are you still on the lottery thing? You never dealt with the issue of the multiple machines and the multiple sets of balls.

I'll post the awkward question again, in case you missed it:
If you could...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 23:37
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And why would that be?

And why would that be?
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 23:26
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Do you think such claims belong in a Biology...

Do you think such claims belong in a Biology textbook as examples of demonstrated human abilities? Or do you treat such unlikely evidence with caution?

Isn't it strange that authentic footage of...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 23:04
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And you have just resorted to Special Pleading....

And you have just resorted to Special Pleading. You can't come up with a logical difference between my hypothetical examples and the Biblical examples, except to state the bleeding obvious that one...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 21:19
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If authentic historical documents came to light...

If authentic historical documents came to light claiming that Henry V walked upon water or George Washington turned water into wine, would you treat them with scepticism because human writers can be...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 19:22
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So a claim of Jesus turning over money lenders'...

So a claim of Jesus turning over money lenders' tables requires robust evidence, but a claim of him walking upon water doesn't? Which of those seems more plausible to you when you read them both in a...
Forum: Doctor Who Yesterday, 19:17
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TIEA didn't exist officially until 2013. The...

TIEA didn't exist officially until 2013. The search of places such as Sierra Leone started years before that.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 18:51
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And the miraculous son of God who promises...

And the miraculous son of God who promises afterlife rewards was going to be a far more attractive option to sell than the political activist who got executed.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 18:11
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In what way? Even when events aren't revealed...

In what way? Even when events aren't revealed until decades later (such as the abuse by Jimmy Savile), there are living eyewitnesses and contemporaneous documentary evidence such as police...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 17:52
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Well, that's only true if you go back a few...

Well, that's only true if you go back a few centuries.

Bear in mind that the earliest known account of St George and the Dragon was written approximately a millennium after the New Testament. And...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 17:34
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But they weren't written down at the time, so...

But they weren't written down at the time, so they are historical accounts which are subject to decades of Chinese Whispers.

It's a bit like taking Shakespeare's Richard III as a historical document.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 16:05
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So you're defining Gospel as honest belief,...

So you're defining Gospel as honest belief, rather than absolute truth?
Forum: Doctor Who Yesterday, 15:52
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Also, breaking into Phil's house would be...

Also, breaking into Phil's house would be pointless. The TIEA archives are kept at a business premises.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 15:04
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So is the pattern in the numbers, the balls or...

So is the pattern in the numbers, the balls or the machines? You seem to have suggested all three at different points in this thread.:confused:

And if you could "learn" the pattern of each machine,...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 14:05
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A means to crack the lottery would become pretty...

A means to crack the lottery would become pretty useless for the purpose of actually cracking the lottery very quickly. The game would become unsustainable.

But this would go way beyond the lottery....
Forum: Doctor Who Yesterday, 13:48
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One thing to remember. While Phil may be a bit...

One thing to remember. While Phil may be a bit unreasonable at times and he may like to troll Ian Levine, he had the sheer balls of steel to go into some of the most dangerous countries on a quest...
Forum: Doctor Who Yesterday, 13:31
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I'm not sure they could do anything with evidence...

I'm not sure they could do anything with evidence gathered illegally. Even the police have to apply for search warrants.

This wouldn't even be a criminal matter of theft. We're talking about a civil...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 13:24
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Bollywood seems to specialise in "cart before the...

Bollywood seems to specialise in "cart before the horse" thinking.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 13:09
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But the machines are varied in any given country....

But the machines are varied in any given country. Again, if you think about it logically (which may be a stretch for you), trying to map a pattern across UK Machine 1 and UK Machine 2 is no more...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 12:52
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Bleeding obvious question for bollywood: If the...

Bleeding obvious question for bollywood:
If the "pattern" in lottery results is not localised to one set of balls or to one machine, why should it be localised to one set of draws by one company in...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 12:29
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No, digital numbers are not truly random. There...

No, digital numbers are not truly random. There is an algorithm at work which can be cracked.

Any prediction of the lottery needs to determine the location of physical objects with numbers on them,...
Forum: Doctor Who Yesterday, 12:05
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"Stealing" wouldn't be necessary. If the BBC had...

"Stealing" wouldn't be necessary. If the BBC had credible evidence that Morris is holding BBC film reels, they could get them back through the courts.

The reels were only ever on loan to foreign...
Forum: General Discussion 30-06-2015, 23:25
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Here comes the Dean Radin bolly-ocks...

Here comes the Dean Radin bolly-ocks...
Forum: General Discussion 30-06-2015, 23:11
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Oh, FFS! Just try to explain what you think...

Oh, FFS! Just try to explain what you think causes balls to be selected in predictable patterns. Is it the balls themselves or some external guiding influence? (Let's call it the Spirit of...
Forum: General Discussion 30-06-2015, 22:58
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It's a self-fulfilling conspiracy theory. The woo...

It's a self-fulfilling conspiracy theory. The woo claim can remain unproven perpetually because the Big Bad Scientific Establishment would never allow research findings to be validated. Meanwhile,...
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