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Old 16th April 2020, 07:42 PM   #3161
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Old 17th April 2020, 01:27 PM   #3162
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Hey there. I've been a professional sports handicapper for 40 years. I had a few things published back in my youth. "Scientists, Gamblers, and Magicians" in The Humanist, some op-eds and stuff. Anyway, everything in life has become political, and I have discovered that many if not most of my gambling compatriots are pretty much alt-right. I signed up here for both my sanity and to eventually post a link to my blog, since I'm looking for sane feedback.

I attended one of the original CSICOP conventions way back at Buffalo and have followed Randi and Nickell forever. Oh yeah, my handle is my name. I'm not really into the whole anonymity thing.

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Old 17th April 2020, 02:12 PM   #3163
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I join this forum to hopefully talk about the Amanda Knox case. Which how learn about this forum in the first place. Which might lead to discussions of other subjects in the future.
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Old 17th April 2020, 09:39 PM   #3164
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Originally Posted by redietz View Post
Hey there. I've been a professional sports handicapper for 40 years. I had a few things published back in my youth. "Scientists, Gamblers, and Magicians" in The Humanist, some op-eds and stuff. Anyway, everything in life has become political, and I have discovered that many if not most of my gambling compatriots are pretty much alt-right. I signed up here for both my sanity and to eventually post a link to my blog, since I'm looking for sane feedback.

I attended one of the original CSICOP conventions way back at Buffalo and have followed Randi and Nickell forever. Oh yeah, my handle is my name. I'm not really into the whole anonymity thing.

Stay safe!
Hi redietz, welcome! Sounds like you have some interests that would intrigue this motley crew of Forumites. I'm sure if life goes back to normal, you'll see that we have a few Forum members who still make their way to CSICOP and whatever skeptic conferences are available these days. Welcome, enjoy reading and posting!
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Old 17th April 2020, 09:41 PM   #3165
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Old 18th April 2020, 08:12 AM   #3166
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Originally Posted by schmidt61 View Post
I join this forum to hopefully talk about the Amanda Knox case. Which how learn about this forum in the first place. Which might lead to discussions of other subjects in the future.
Who? Never been discussed on this forum.
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Old 18th April 2020, 10:07 AM   #3167
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Thanks

Thanks Wudang and Moefaux though Wudang I a bit skeptical of you sarcastic comment, not that I didn't enjoy it.
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Old 18th April 2020, 10:53 AM   #3168
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Originally Posted by schmidt61 View Post
Thanks Wudang and Moefaux though Wudang I a bit skeptical of you sarcastic comment, not that I didn't enjoy it.
I take it you're a masochist, ready to get your share of knox.
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Old 19th April 2020, 01:33 PM   #3169
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that's okay I had my share of hard Knoxs
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Old 19th April 2020, 07:35 PM   #3170
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Old 20th April 2020, 09:29 AM   #3171
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Originally Posted by Wudang View Post
Who? Never been discussed on this forum.
I'm still amazed (and frankly baffled) at the length of time that discussion has been running... and is still predominantly on topic.
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Old 20th April 2020, 09:43 AM   #3172
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Originally Posted by redietz View Post
Hey there. I've been a professional sports handicapper for 40 years. I had a few things published back in my youth. "Scientists, Gamblers, and Magicians" in The Humanist, some op-eds and stuff. Anyway, everything in life has become political, and I have discovered that many if not most of my gambling compatriots are pretty much alt-right. I signed up here for both my sanity and to eventually post a link to my blog, since I'm looking for sane feedback.

I attended one of the original CSICOP conventions way back at Buffalo and have followed Randi and Nickell forever. Oh yeah, my handle is my name. I'm not really into the whole anonymity thing.

Stay safe!
Interesting!
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Old 20th April 2020, 12:55 PM   #3173
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Interesting!
Indeed.

I think theprestige just posted something about how much of the economy would be driven by astrology if it actually worked. I saw it in the nominations thread, so I'm not sure where it originated, but sports betting is another field that seems ripe for magical thinking.

So, welcome redietz. Looking forward to your additions.
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Old 20th April 2020, 08:52 PM   #3174
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Indeed.

I think theprestige just posted something about how much of the economy would be driven by astrology if it actually worked. I saw it in the nominations thread, so I'm not sure where it originated, but sports betting is another field that seems ripe for magical thinking.

So, welcome redietz. Looking forward to your additions.
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Old 22nd April 2020, 11:12 PM   #3175
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
I heard once that the two most superstitious professions were actors and sailors, because both depend heavily on factors that are outside their control.
Well, that's interesting because most professional sports bettors I've known have been the least superstitious people, and our daily bread is beyond our control, or at least once removed from our direct control.
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Old 11th May 2020, 07:21 AM   #3176
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Hello peeps. I guess I'm the newest typing monkey in the Shakespeare recreation project.

Skeptic here. Been that way for a while, but getting deeper into it lately reading lots of books and such. Looking to find some like minded peeps here, and maybe some not like minded peeps.
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Old 11th May 2020, 08:00 AM   #3177
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Originally Posted by kingtermite View Post
Hello peeps. I guess I'm the newest typing monkey in the Shakespeare recreation project.

Skeptic here. Been that way for a while, but getting deeper into it lately reading lots of books and such. Looking to find some like minded peeps here, and maybe some not like minded peeps.
Welcome, kingtermite. Likewise, I come here also for them what don't brainalize like me.


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