Dr. Gary Schwartz continues life after death research

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Re: Dr. Gary Schwartz continues life after death research

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Post by ghostie » 16 Jun 2011 21:34


A grieving family who lost their son in a plane crash contacted schwartz and schwartz is accused of asking for more than three million dollars


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Post by kayls » 16 Jun 2011 21:36


ok, but what does that have to do with his afterlife research, or somehow prove that he didnt do the experiments and stuff on mediumship (actually, no, dont answer that)

how do you know that isnt true?

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Post by ghostie » 16 Jun 2011 21:41


i dont know ,it looks like nonsense anyway..its going to take more than video of a hysterical guy ranting to convince me
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Post by baldrick69 » 17 Jun 2011 06:29


TBH I don't know if that video is true either. I found it while I was looking for a write up of Schwarz's experiments. I still haven't found any and I'm certainly not going to buy his books just to find out.

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Post by kayls » 17 Jun 2011 13:13


hmmmmmmmmm well i think i can agree on the phrases sometimes used by mediums, which could apply to anyone. its so easy to come up with something like that, that could be interpreted to mean something personal to the person.

" Why didn't Schwartz send the English lady several readings without telling her which was the "real" reading? Why didn't he send the "real" reading to several different English ladies with similar interests and backgrounds and check their ratings against the sitter's? Had the English lady rated Dubois's reading as 73% accurate and several fake readings as very low in accuracy, Schwartz might have a case for crowing about her "extraordinarily high accuracy." Likewise, had several other English ladies who wanted to make contact with their dead husbands all given the thumbs down to the accuracy of Dubois's reading, then Schwartz might have reason for thinking that the reading was of "extraordinarily high accuracy." When he rates Dubois as among the best of the best, Schwartz is simply comparing her to other mediums he has tested and evaluated in the same way: without adequate controls and without an understanding of how subjective validation works."

well, that sounds like an awesome idea, someone should definetly do an experiment like that :) i bet he didnt think of that during the experiment though....hopefully now its written down, someone will see it and try it.

im pretty amazed that in some cases people would lie and say its true just to please the medium...thats weird, surely even someone who believes in mediumship would see that what the medium said was wrong and admit it.

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Post by ghostie » 17 Jun 2011 15:10


my first impression on the video which was a strong impression, is that would a man of his calibre be so silly as to demand that sum of money?
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Post by kayls » 17 Jun 2011 15:31


yeah, that doesnt really make sense

but what about the other thing balders posted above?

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Post by ghostie » 17 Jun 2011 20:25


i need to look into it further :)
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