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Experience teaches you that the man who looks you straight in the eye,
particularly if he adds a firm handshake, is hiding something.
-- Clifton Fadiman, "Enter Conversing"
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Experience varies directly with equipment ruined.
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Experiments must be reproducible; they should all fail in the same way.
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Extraordinary claims demand extraordinary proof. There are many examples
of outsiders who eventually overthrew entrenched scientific orthodoxies,
but they prevailed with irrefutable data. More often, egregious findings
that contradict well-established research turn out to be artifacts. I have
argued that accepting psychic powers, reincarnation, "cosmic consciousness,"
and the like, would entail fundamental revisions of the foundations of
neuroscience. Before abandoning materialist theories of mind that have paid
handsome dividends, we should insist on better evidence for psi phenomena
than presently exists, especially when neurology and psychology themselves
offer more plausible alternatives.
-- Barry L. Beyerstein, "The Brain and Consciousness:
Implications for Psi Phenomena".
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Extreme fear can neither fight nor fly.
-- William Shakespeare, "The Rape of Lucrece"
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Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice... moderation in the pursuit
of justice is no virtue.
-- Barry Goldwater
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