The PokéCommunity Forums  

Go Back   The PokéCommunity Forums > Off-Topic Discussions > Discussions & Debates
Sign Up Rules/FAQ Live Battle Blogs Mark Forums Read

Notices

Discussions & Debates The place to go for slightly more in-depth topics. Discussions and debates about the world, current events, ideas, news, and more.

Reply
Click here to go to the first staff post in this thread.  
Thread Tools
  #1    
Old September 9th, 2008, 07:00 AM
.emerald
☆ + ♥
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Gender:
Nature: Modest
Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to .emerald

Do you believe in such things?
The paranormal world as I might say.
__________________


| Brothers | Everlasting love | Stopping by d' woods | Art Gallery|


Punishments....

Reply With Quote
  #2    
Old September 9th, 2008, 07:05 AM
Avey's Avatar
Avey
Enter The Slasher House
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
No. I don't believe in anything until it's proven that it exists. It's also hard to believe in things that are admitted to be hoaxes nearly everyday, like the people who claimed they captured a real Bigfoot a couple of weeks ago.
Reply With Quote
  #3    
Old September 9th, 2008, 07:06 AM
.emerald
☆ + ♥
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Gender:
Nature: Modest
Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to .emerald
Maybe your right, but we can't say for sure!
__________________


| Brothers | Everlasting love | Stopping by d' woods | Art Gallery|


Punishments....

Reply With Quote
  #4    
Old September 9th, 2008, 08:06 AM
Kryssi's Avatar
Kryssi
I think I'm decomposing!
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: England
Age: 25
Gender:
Nature: Mild
I remembered that elaborate hoax. It was weird how on the day of the conference, there was no 'body' of the bigfoot with them like they said they'd bring. All in all, as I and many others though, was just an empty gorilla suit.

maybe there are some things out there that cannot explain, but until then and when we get proof of such paranormal and thing like the Loch ness are explained... i'll have an open mind.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5    
Old September 9th, 2008, 08:36 AM
popsicles.'s Avatar
popsicles.
F A S C I N A T I O N .
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Age: 22
Gender:
Nature: Gentle
No, I don't have the intention to believe in those things.
I mean, as long as they don't have any proof it makes no sense to me why you should believe it n__n;

Oh, and I read somewhere that the image you posted of Nessy is fake. :/ Can't remember where I read it exactly, but I do remember the fakeness.
__________________
No, I'm not gonna teach your boyfriend how to dance with you.
Reply With Quote
  #6    
Old September 11th, 2008, 05:41 AM
.emerald
☆ + ♥
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Gender:
Nature: Modest
Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to .emerald
That was the only picture of Nessy I saw!
They claimed it was real!
__________________


| Brothers | Everlasting love | Stopping by d' woods | Art Gallery|


Punishments....

Reply With Quote
  #7    
Old September 11th, 2008, 05:53 AM
TRIFORCE89's Avatar
TRIFORCE89
Guide of Darkness
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Temple of Light
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Nature: Quiet
Reading up on cryptids and Cryptozoology on Wikipedia is a fun was to pass time. XD

There are things that we have yet to discover. I believe that But a lot of these are just urban legends and hoaxes. There might have been some small basis of truth, but if there ever was, it has since been lost in entertainment value.
__________________

Last edited by TRIFORCE89; September 11th, 2008 at 11:03 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #8    
Old September 11th, 2008, 05:56 AM
.emerald
☆ + ♥
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Gender:
Nature: Modest
Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to .emerald
Quote:
Originally Posted by TRIFORCE89 View Post
Reading up on cryptids and Cryptology on Wikipedia is a fun was to pass time. XD

There are things that we have yet to discover. I believe that But a lot of these are just urban legends and hoaxes. There might have been some small basis of truth, but if there ever was, it has since been lost in entertainment value.
Include the scientific & skeptic values.
__________________


| Brothers | Everlasting love | Stopping by d' woods | Art Gallery|


Punishments....

Reply With Quote
  #9    
Old September 11th, 2008, 06:53 AM
TRIFORCE89's Avatar
TRIFORCE89
Guide of Darkness
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Temple of Light
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Nature: Quiet
Quote:
Originally Posted by ~E_M_Y~ View Post
Include the scientific & skeptic values.
For every "scientific" finding there's a scientific explanation against.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not bashing Cryptozoology or anything. I like this stuff. And there have been lost species that have been found in the past because of the field. But, a lot of science gets mixed up in too much fable.
__________________

Last edited by TRIFORCE89; September 11th, 2008 at 11:03 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #10    
Old September 11th, 2008, 07:15 AM
fade101's Avatar
fade101
I rawr youu!!
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: my house
Gender:
Nature: Hasty
Chupakabra??? Where???
LOL! That thing freaks me out.. if only it was real...
And for nessy, idk... it might be real coz there are still some prehistorical animals that are still alive... such as roaches...
And last time, there was this fish thingy that was caught and scientists claimed that it was a prehistoric fish...
__________________
lace up your shoes
here's how we do
run baby run
don't ever look back
they'll tear us apart
if you give them the chance
don't sell your heart
don't say we're not meant to be
forever will be
<3 you and me <3



Reply With Quote
  #11    
Old September 11th, 2008, 07:47 AM
Cherrim's Avatar
Cherrim
the blossom pokémon
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Waterloo, ON
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Nature: Relaxed
I don't believe in any of these. I'm a very sceptical person and unless something can be proven in a way I approve of... I usually won't believe it. I'm the same way with psychics and whatnot. :/
Quote:
Originally Posted by TRIFORCE89 View Post
For every "scientific" finding there's a scientific explanation against.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not bashing cryptology or anything. I like this stuff. And there have been lost species that have been found in the past because of the field. But, a lot of science gets mixed up in too much fable.
I think you've got the wrong word? Cryptology = cryptography = math. I'm pretty sure they never mentioned Big Foot in my algrebra class first term. ;p Not sure what the term you're looking for is, though.
__________________

previously known as lightning.
tumblrtwitter

Reply With Quote
  #12    
Old September 11th, 2008, 09:51 AM
Master Electrician's Avatar
Master Electrician
Pretty pretty lights
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Roland Dille Center for the Arts
Age: 26
Gender:
Nature: Quirky
Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Master Electrician
I believe the word is "cryptozoology."

In any case, we cannot say that they do not exist. Say you don't believe they do all you want, but it's impossible to prove a negative, therefore the possibility should be recognized. As for me? I know there's more to the world than meets the eye. Maybe Nessie, etc. are a part of it. I'll reserve judgement untl I see more conclusive evidence.
__________________
If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character...Would you slow down? Or speed up?
Reply With Quote
  #13    
Old September 11th, 2008, 11:03 AM
TRIFORCE89's Avatar
TRIFORCE89
Guide of Darkness
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Temple of Light
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Nature: Quiet
Yeah, I meant Cryptozoology. :x

I don't believe in that the legendary creatures, monsters, and urban legends. But the idea of new species, yeah. But a lot of stuff is just myth and hoaxes.

I only started reading this stuff recently and mostly because I like readings the explanations the disprove them. Mothman being a large barn owl for example. XD All those people freaking out over an owl. Thinking is was some kind of space creature or monster. Makes me laugh.

But I see nothing wrong in stuff like this.
__________________

Last edited by TRIFORCE89; September 11th, 2008 at 11:09 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #14    
Old September 11th, 2008, 12:01 PM
Jaimes's Avatar
Jaimes
Advanced Trainer
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Nature: Quirky
Quote:
Originally Posted by Master Electrician View Post
In any case, we cannot say that they do not exist. Say you don't believe they do all you want, but it's impossible to prove a negative, therefore the possibility should be recognized. As for me? I know there's more to the world than meets the eye. Maybe Nessie, etc. are a part of it. I'll reserve judgement untl I see more conclusive evidence.
I would have to disagree here, while it could be sound to claim that something can't be disproved, using available evidence & common sense, we can draw a more rational conclusion.

Using Bigfoot as an example, there is a possibilty of his existance, but this is virtually impossible. The counter-evidence signficantly outweighs any evidence - e.g all known human+ sized modern land animals do leave identifiable evidence, still hasn't been seen despite being in a heavily populated region, a large group would be needed for breeding, there have been no primates native to the America, it already has a history of hoaxes etc etc.
As far as possibility goes there is definately not a 50-50 chance of the Bigfeet not existing. It's more of a million+ to one - i.e practically neglible.

I find it quite reasonable for one to firmly say that something specific as Bigfoot/the Tooth Fairy/ Flying Spag Monster/ Zeus/ Hogwarts/ Nessie etc does not exist, as all the evidence must be taken into account, regardless of lack of 'disproof'.
__________________
Ad hominem is for n00bs. Make good points.

=/
Reply With Quote
  #15    
Old September 11th, 2008, 12:04 PM
Saltare.'s Avatar
Saltare.
Brain bangin'
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: High in the sky
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Nature: Naive
Send a message via AIM to Saltare. Send a message via Yahoo to Saltare.
I believe in Nessie. That's it. My cousin went to Scottland last year and they drove by that place where Nessie suposubly is and he recorded her with his phone and sent it to me. True story
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #16    
Old September 12th, 2008, 07:06 PM
Memory's Avatar
Memory
let's waste time ✖
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Rawr.
Age: 19
Nature: Quirky
Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Memory
One day, I'm going to dress up in a monkey suit and dance in front of a camera looking for big foot.

I swear I will.

But nah, I don't believe in that stuff. :<
__________________
hi, i'm dead.
Reply With Quote
  #17    
Old September 12th, 2008, 07:16 PM
Tyrantrum's Avatar
Tyrantrum
none pizza with left beef
Community Supporter
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: New Jersey
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Nature: Lonely
Send a message via Skype™ to Tyrantrum
I have my disbeliefs and beliefs, but the Chupikabra sketches really freak me out! O.o
__________________




(x) Tumblr
(y) Gallery
Previously Eeveon
Reply With Quote
  #18    
Old September 12th, 2008, 07:17 PM
sirboulevard's Avatar
sirboulevard
Master Trainer/Coordinator
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Cerulean City Gym
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Nature: Rash
I live in Washington State where most Bigfoot sightings are. I do believe in them. You always hear stories about them elsewhere, but there are more stories than get out. I hear maybe 1/10 as many bigfoot stories when I'm out of state and their not credible. But here, even my most skeptical friends say that there is at least a possiblity, because we all know at least 10-15 people with bigfoot stories (that are different). Also, 2000 new species are discovered each year. 10 - 50 of which are primates. Who's to say there isn't something like that out there?
__________________

Paired with ValentineUmbreon; Fluffy Little Sister-in-law: Chamo-chan;
Smart Little Sister-in-law: SilverDragonLaura; Twisted Little Sister: Baa.Baa.Blacksheep
Reply With Quote
  #19    
Old September 12th, 2008, 08:56 PM
icomeanon6's Avatar
icomeanon6
It's "I Come Anon"
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Northern Virginia
Age: 21
Gender: Male
I'm pretty sure that photo of "Nessie" is just a swimmer...
__________________

My chapter fics:
Kanto: The Disputed Frontier - 14 chapters, indefinite hiatus. Gary Stu's Unpredictable Adventure - 8 chapters, completed. Digimon Campaign - 7 chapters, ongoing

One-shots:
There's Always Tomorrow (SWC 2009), A Matter of Stubbornness (SWC 2010), Left by the Roadside
(SWC 2011 1st place),
Giovanni Destroys the World and Everything in It (2012), By What Right? (SWC 2013 1st place), Back in the Day (SWC 2014 1st place) (New!)


Family (kind of?): Strange person who calls me strange names

If the pen is mightier than the sword, the keyboard is mightier than the ICBM.
Reply With Quote
  #20    
Old September 12th, 2008, 09:06 PM
41victory's Avatar
41victory
>.> Nobody saw anything <.<
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: In ur PC stealing ur shinyz!
Age: 21
Gender:
Nature: Lonely
Meh maybe if they find evidence... solid evidence.


And a rant here:

Just because you "might" find a bigfoot doesnt mean its a missing link, It could just be an really rare species we havent found.. Sorry I just hate that they try and generalize it with that, even though I get where there coming from.

Rant over.

lol just wanted to let that out.
__________________
Banner and Avatar made by Y?551NE
~ Member of the Shiny Hunters ~
Reply With Quote
  #21    
Old September 21st, 2008, 03:14 PM
the bitter end.'s Avatar
the bitter end.
.only slightly insane
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: In your mind
Age: 18
Nature: Calm
Send a message via AIM to the bitter end. Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to the bitter end. Send a message via Yahoo to the bitter end.
I believe in Vampires a little, Nessy and Bigfoot might be real, but I seriously doubt it... (I'm weird like that...)
__________________

BLACKROCKSHOOTER
Reply With Quote
  #22    
Old September 21st, 2008, 03:33 PM
Disturbed's Avatar
Disturbed
O.o
 
Join Date: May 2008
Age: 21
What about the yeti?
http://z.about.com/d/paranormal/1/0/d/A/yeti_lg.jpg?

Thats probably the only one I believe in.
Reply With Quote
  #23    
Old September 21st, 2008, 03:35 PM
babyfireball77
Beginning Trainer
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Gender:
GO bigfoot!! yea hes awesome
Reply With Quote
  #24    
Old September 21st, 2008, 04:05 PM
Allstories
Elite Four
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Age: 25
Nature: Sassy
Is it just me, or does Pokecommunity pretty much have a new 'Do you believe in stuff that doesn't exist?' thread pretty much every week?
Reply With Quote
  #25    
Old September 21st, 2008, 04:24 PM
Comic Tragedy's Avatar
Comic Tragedy
.
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: The suburbs, and no I don't need to describe much further.
Age: 20
Nature: Relaxed
No. I have no reason whatsoever to believe in such things. I mean, I would love to think that a dinosaur like thing lives in a Scottish lake, but really? Nah!
__________________

take a few sʇuǝɯoɯ and look at this tag.
Reply With Quote
Reply
Quick Reply

Sponsored Links
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Minimum Characters Per Post: 25



All times are UTC -8. The time now is 12:14 AM.


Style by Nymphadora, artwork by Sa-Dui.
Like our Facebook Page Follow us on Twitter © 2002 - 2014 The PokéCommunity™, pokecommunity.com.
Pokémon characters and images belong to The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo. This website is in no way affiliated with or endorsed by Nintendo, Creatures, GAMEFREAK, The Pokémon Company or The Pokémon Company International. We just love Pokémon.
All forum styles, their images (unless noted otherwise) and site designs are © 2002 - 2014 The PokéCommunity / PokéCommunity.com.
PokéCommunity™ is a trademark of The PokéCommunity. All rights reserved. Sponsor advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service. User generated content remains the property of its creator.