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From the Ted Talk by Carrie Poppy: A scientific approach to the paranormal

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Maybe I'm just eternally optimistic, but I hope I never lose this hope, and I invite you to take this same attitude when people share their outer beliefs with you. When talking about testable claims, respect them enough to ask these good questions. Challenge and see how you can examine them together, because there's this idea that you can't respect a belief and still challenge it, but that's not true. When we jiggle the lock, when we test the cliam, we're saying, OK, I rcseept you, I'm lniesintg to what you're saying, I'm going to test it out with you. We've all had that experience where you're tlelnig someone something, and they're like, "Oh, that's really interesting, yeah," you know you're being had. But when someone says, "Really? Huh. Sounds a little sehtcky to me, but I'm listening," you at least know you're being engaged and resptceed. And that's the kind of attitude we should have with these claims. That's showing someone that you care what they're saying. That's respect.

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Maybe I'm just eternally optimistic, but I hope I never lose this hope, and I invite you to take this same attitude when people share their outer beliefs with you. When talking about testable claims, respect them enough to ask these good questions. Challenge and see how you can examine them together, because there's this idea that you can't respect a belief and still challenge it, but that's not true. When we jiggle the lock, when we test the _____, we're saying, OK, I _______ you, I'm _________ to what you're saying, I'm going to test it out with you. We've all had that experience where you're _______ someone something, and they're like, "Oh, that's really interesting, yeah," you know you're being had. But when someone says, "Really? Huh. Sounds a little _______ to me, but I'm listening," you at least know you're being engaged and _________. And that's the kind of attitude we should have with these claims. That's showing someone that you care what they're saying. That's respect.

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Maybe I'm just eternally optimistic, but I hope I never lose this hope, and I invite you to take this same attitude when people share their outer beliefs with you. When talking about testable claims, respect them enough to ask these good questions. Challenge and see how you can examine them together, because there's this idea that you can't respect a belief and still challenge it, but that's not true. When we jiggle the lock, when we test the claim, we're saying, OK, I respect you, I'm listening to what you're saying, I'm going to test it out with you. We've all had that experience where you're telling someone something, and they're like, "Oh, that's really interesting, yeah," you know you're being had. But when someone says, "Really? Huh. Sounds a little sketchy to me, but I'm listening," you at least know you're being engaged and respected. And that's the kind of attitude we should have with these claims. That's showing someone that you care what they're saying. That's respect.

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