Started by PickelledEggs, April 28, 2014, 08:31:25 PM
Quote from: stromboli on April 28, 2014, 08:56:44 PMhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigo_childrenIndigo children, according to a pseudoscientific New Age concept, are children who are believed to possess special, unusual and sometimes supernatural traits or abilities. The idea is based on concepts developed in the 1970s by Nancy Ann Tappe 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.
Quote from: PickelledEggs on April 28, 2014, 09:00:28 PMI 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
Quote from: Contemporary Protestant on April 28, 2014, 11:18:17 PMIts the age of aquarius!!!
Quote from: PickelledEggs on April 29, 2014, 12:13:58 AMI'm embarrassed to even know what that is... Sent via your mom
Quote from: Jmpty on April 29, 2014, 09:06:23 AMI was an indigo child. Now I'm just an old white guy.
Quote from: Mr.Obvious on April 29, 2014, 11:09:32 AMlol1 to 7 - I call bullshit on it being the children that are born different.8 - prove it9 - 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!