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Started by PickelledEggs, April 28, 2014, 08:31:25 PM

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Hijiri Byakuren

Oh look, hippy bullshit.
Black lives matter, feminism is good, religion is bullshit, and if you disagree with me on any of these points you are a fucking moron.<br /><br />Sargon The Grape - My Youtube Channel

stromboli

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigo_children

Indigo children, according to a pseudoscientific New Age concept, are children who are believed to possess special, unusual and sometimes supernatural traits or abilities.[4] The idea is based on concepts developed in the 1970s by Nancy Ann Tappe[5] and further developed by Jan Tober and Lee Carroll. The concept of indigo children gained popular interest with the publication of a series of books in the late 1990s and the release of several films in the following decade. A variety of books, conferences and related materials have been created surrounding belief in the idea of indigo children and their nature and abilities. The interpretations of these beliefs range from their being the next stage in human evolution, in some cases possessing paranormal abilities such as telepathy, to the belief that they are more empathetic and creative than their peers.

Although no scientific studies give credibility to the existence of indigo children or their traits, the phenomenon appeals to some parents whose children have been diagnosed with learning disabilities and to parents seeking to believe that their children are special. Critics view this as a way for parents to avoid considering pediatric treatment or a psychiatric diagnosis. The list of traits used to describe the children has also been criticized for being vague enough to be applied to almost anyone, a form of the Forer effect.

stromboli

You are so naive, Grasshopper  :naughty:

PickelledEggs

I just connected the dots between the rampant spiritual belief systems and the fact that most of the people that start them/believe them are children of the 60s or people that are immersed in 60s culture...  I can't believe it took me this long...

Sent via your mom


PickelledEggs

Quote from: stromboli on April 28, 2014, 08:56:44 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigo_children

Indigo children, according to a pseudoscientific New Age concept, are children who are believed to possess special, unusual and sometimes supernatural traits or abilities.[4] The idea is based on concepts developed in the 1970s by Nancy Ann Tappe[5] and further developed by Jan Tober and Lee Carroll. The concept of indigo children gained popular interest with the publication of a series of books in the late 1990s and the release of several films in the following decade. A variety of books, conferences and related materials have been created surrounding belief in the idea of indigo children and their nature and abilities. The interpretations of these beliefs range from their being the next stage in human evolution, in some cases possessing paranormal abilities such as telepathy, to the belief that they are more empathetic and creative than their peers.

Although no scientific studies give credibility to the existence of indigo children or their traits, the phenomenon appeals to some parents whose children have been diagnosed with learning disabilities and to parents seeking to believe that their children are special. Critics view this as a way for parents to avoid considering pediatric treatment or a psychiatric diagnosis. The list of traits used to describe the children has also been criticized for being vague enough to be applied to almost anyone, a form of the Forer effect.


I vaguely remember my mom rambling about indigo children in the past. Maybe a few years or more ago. If I remember correctly, she thought I was an indigo child. She likes to diagnose things herself...

stromboli

I worked with a wack job years ago that was into all that stuff. Thought her kid was a psychic.

Gawdzilla Sama

Quote from: PickelledEggs on April 28, 2014, 09:00:28 PM
I just connected the dots between the rampant spiritual belief systems and the fact that most of the people that start them/believe them are children of the 60s or people that are immersed in 60s culture...  I can't believe it took me this long...

Sent via your mom


I miss the Sixties.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Contemporary Protestant

Its the age of aquarius!!!

Solitary

I'm surprised this isn't one of the knew psychiatric disorders---do they drink too much coffee?  :jook: Solitary
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.

PickelledEggs

Quote from: Contemporary Protestant on April 28, 2014, 11:18:17 PM
Its the age of aquarius!!!
I'm embarrassed to even know what that is...

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Jmpty

I  was an indigo child. Now I'm just an old white guy.
???  ??

stromboli

Quote from: PickelledEggs on April 29, 2014, 12:13:58 AM
I'm embarrassed to even know what that is...

Sent via your mom



Which tells us how old you are not.

Quote from: Jmpty on April 29, 2014, 09:06:23 AM
I  was an indigo child. Now I'm just an old white guy.

I feel your pain, bro.  :biggrin:

Mr.Obvious

lol
1 to 7 - I call bullshit on it being the children that are born different.
8 - prove it
9 - 11 - I call bullshit on it being the children that are born different.

Oh my god, my child is acting like a spastic 5 year old, it must mean he's super intelligent!
"If we have to go down, we go down together!"
- Your mum, last night, requesting 69.

Atheist Mantis does not pray.

PickelledEggs

Quote from: Mr.Obvious on April 29, 2014, 11:09:32 AM
lol
1 to 7 - I call bullshit on it being the children that are born different.
8 - prove it
9 - 11 - I call bullshit on it being the children that are born different.

Oh my god, my child is acting like a spastic 5 year old, it must mean he's super intelligent!

My child is special!!!! SPECIAL!!!!!!!!!!!