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Old 10-02-2018, 09:53 PM
 
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To me, they are two different names for the same thing. I just discovered Charlie Shamp. He does predictions with a Christian overlay. Hardcore Evangelicals might consider him demonic. He's a blend of metaphysics and religion.


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Old 10-03-2018, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Maine
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My vote would be Huckster.

He's no Claude Henry Smoot. That's for sure.
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Old 10-04-2018, 05:05 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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My vote would be Huckster.

He's no Claude Henry Smoot. That's for sure.

I always wonder if physic ability is not simply related to individual 'insight' or ability to predict probability: https://www.wikihow.com/Calculate-Probability. There are some individuals that can look at events and from their experiences, training and education; they can foresee future events. But are they physic or simply using their acquired abilities?

Now we have supercomputers. They can, if programed with all the possible outcomes, predict the future better than many humans. Does that mean the computer is physic?

I always felt that any physic should have their percentages along side their names. Of course that could get complicated. It is easier to predict what will happen tomorrow compared to what will happen ten years from now. So how do we rate 'physics' that can foresee years in advance compared to ones that see short term?
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Old 10-04-2018, 12:14 PM
 
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I always wonder if physic ability is not simply related to individual 'insight' or ability to predict probability: https://www.wikihow.com/Calculate-Probability. There are some individuals that can look at events and from their experiences, training and education; they can foresee future events. But are they physic or simply using their acquired abilities?

Now we have supercomputers. They can, if programed with all the possible outcomes, predict the future better than many humans. Does that mean the computer is physic?

I always felt that any physic should have their percentages along side their names. Of course that could get complicated. It is easier to predict what will happen tomorrow compared to what will happen ten years from now. So how do we rate 'physics' that can foresee years in advance compared to ones that see short term?

Physic
the art or practice of healing disease

Physics
a science that deals with matter and energy and their interactions

Psychic
a person apparently sensitive to nonphysical forces
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Old 10-04-2018, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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Physic
the art or practice of healing disease

Physics
a science that deals with matter and energy and their interactions

Psychic
a person apparently sensitive to nonphysical forces

Thanks! I love my spellcheck! Especially when I get a phone call and I don't proof read!


PS Maybe we should make a law: It's illegal to use your spellcheck while talking on a cellphone!

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Old 10-04-2018, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Physic
the art or practice of healing disease
This was also an old timey name for a laxative. My grandmother (b. 1902) used to recommend "taking a physic" when one was out of sorts.
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