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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 05:41 PM
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1. Hmmm... is it the same for other proofs? n/t
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  -Do you think the 5-Sigma rule is too harsh for paranormal proof? Taverner  Sep-14-07 05:21 PM   #0 
  - Hmmm... is it the same for other proofs? n/t  redqueen   Sep-14-07 05:41 PM   #1 
  - Each proof is different  Taverner   Sep-14-07 06:24 PM   #2 
  - Most significance testing (in most fields anyway) is done at the 95% level  EstimatedProphet   Sep-14-07 06:35 PM   #4 
     - Hence "Extrordinary Claims Demand Extrordinary Proof"  Taverner   Sep-14-07 06:37 PM   #6 
     - Yes, and yes I would agree with it  EstimatedProphet   Sep-14-07 06:47 PM   #9 
        - Me too  Taverner   Sep-15-07 12:39 PM   #11 
     - Depends on the system  Xipe Totec   Sep-15-07 05:06 PM   #14 
  - Five standard deviations is approximately 99.99%  EstimatedProphet   Sep-14-07 06:29 PM   #3 
  - based on this and your other response  redqueen   Sep-14-07 06:35 PM   #5 
     - Hey, I was trying to put it in English!  EstimatedProphet   Sep-14-07 06:38 PM   #7 
        - still geeky enough to be sexy!  redqueen   Sep-14-07 06:39 PM   #8 
  - works for me --  wildhorses   Sep-14-07 06:50 PM   #10 
  - No, Not Harsh At All  Beetwasher   Sep-15-07 01:34 PM   #12 
  - Yup, the best paranormal claims can do is 75% in a fair experiment  Taverner   Sep-15-07 04:52 PM   #13 
     - Then on what basis can you claim that it's paranormal?  Orrex   Sep-15-07 10:31 PM   #17 
        - The prayer/healing one USED to be 75% - that is until they did a less biased study  Taverner   Sep-16-07 12:53 PM   #19 
  - Meditate.  Peake   Sep-15-07 06:49 PM   #15 
  - But wouldn't this lend the mind to trick itself?  Taverner   Sep-17-07 06:58 PM   #21 
  - Proof is a strong word.  Orsino   Sep-15-07 09:12 PM   #16 
  - Our Software works on a 3-sigma  RetroLounge   Sep-15-07 10:42 PM   #18 
     - Ahhh but software is different  Taverner   Sep-17-07 06:57 PM   #20 
 

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