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What do you believe in?

  • Loch Ness Monster

    Votes: 52 28.9%
  • Aliens

    Votes: 87 48.3%
  • Ghosts

    Votes: 97 53.9%
  • Big Foot/Abomidable Snowman/Yeti

    Votes: 48 26.7%
  • Fairies/Sprites/Elves/Pixies

    Votes: 38 21.1%
  • Time Travel

    Votes: 21 11.7%
  • Psychic Abilities

    Votes: 111 61.7%
  • Angels

    Votes: 93 51.7%
  • voting in surveys is like popping in the buttons on the plastic top of a fast food restaurant cup

    Votes: 84 46.7%
  • Creationism

    Votes: 47 26.1%
  • Evolution

    Votes: 136 75.6%
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Trying again, since I screwed up on the poll in the other thread, and the poll is meant to illicit conversation.<br><br>
What do you believe in, and is it because you feel it scientifically exists, or because of superstition?
 

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I really think the 3rd to last choice is asking for silliness.<br><br>
And we all know I don't participate in silliness.<br><br>
So I'm going to bed now.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I really think the 3rd to last choice is asking for silliness.<br><br>
And we all know I don't participate in silliness.<br><br>
So I'm going to bed now.</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">:<br><br>
I've seen ghosts, but I don't necessarily believe in them.
 

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Ghosts, big yes. If you've read the ghost threads here you'd know why I say that. lmao<br><br>
Aliens, the universe is too big for only us to be present. I'm totally freaked out by the thought of whats out there, but amazed at the same time.<br><br>
Psychic Abilities, Yes. I think its totally possible when you think about how little of our brains we actually use! I'm not psychic but totally envy those who are, lol. I'm sensitive to spirits. I don't know how to explain it, I feel like a magnet and am "haunted" because of it. I'm sure some will understand this?<br><br>
Evolution! Sorry, while I think there could be truth in the spiritual concept of God and religion. I think they should go hand in hand on the path of evolution. I don't think they are mutually exclusive.<br><br>
Time travel... since we know so little about space... I have to say this is possible. Even if we don't know how, yet.
 

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I believe in what most call "ghosts" but for me it's more like an energy or presence. I believe that phsychic abilities exist.<br><br>
Loch Ness? I have no clue...maybe. Same about aliens. Neither of those things matter much to me though. My Dh totally believes in aliens.<br><br>
Oh and I believe in spiritual evolution. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I think there has to be life out there <i>somewhere</i>, so I voted for aliens, but I certaintly don't think they're here on earth.<br><br>
I believe in <i>some</i> psychic abilities. Because the brain sends out electronic waves, it makes sense to me that it can detect electronic waves as well. Hence, the phenomenom of "reading someone else's mind." However, I do not believe in premonitions, seeing the future, moving objects with mind power, Manifesting, etc.<br><br>
I believe in evolution.
 

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Fairies/Sprites/Elves/Pixies<br>
Angels<br>
voting in surveys is like popping in the buttons on the plastic top of a fast food restaurant cup<br>
Creationism<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Santa Claus!<br><br>
I don't pop those little bubbles in on the plastic drink cup lids. I never have. My kids and my friends all do it, even to my cup. They refuse to let me have a pristinely bubbled cup. It's really not fair. It's like being the passenger in the car and reaching over and turning on the radio, or changing the radio station.<br><br>
I used to try and hone my ESP and telekinesis skills, but I never got anywhere with them.<br><br>
I voted ghosts, aliens and evolution. Aliens, not sure if I really believe they exist, but I like to think the conditions for life exist somewhere else in the vast universe. Ghosts just because I've heard people reporting having seen them and I believe in the energy left behind or whatever. I know that from a scientific point of view time travel into the past is theoretically possible on some sort of scale--or at least it can't be disproved exactly, but any kind of practical application just seems like fodder for confusing and convoluted movies plots designed to annoy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I voted plastic cup, aliens and evolution. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I don't believe aliens have reached Earth, though. Or, at least, I'm very doubtful.
 

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Ghosts<br>
Angels<br>
Psychic Abilities<br>
Popping the buttons on plastic cup tops<br>
Creationism<br>
Evolution<br><br>
I acknowledge the possibility of aliens, but I wouldn't say I believe in them. I am neutral on the alien question. Actually, that's close to how I feel about all of these, but I'm pretty much convinced of the existence of some form, maybe not as traditionally understood, but some form, of ghosts, angels, psychic abilities, and creationism. Evolution is scientifically established (to my satisfaction, anyway), and popping plastic-cup-top buttons is just good clean fun.
 

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I believe in aliens because it's pretty presumptuous to think we're the only life out there.<br><br>
Don't believe in much else except evolution. We use almost all of our brain, consciously or unconsciously, and I think some people just want to believe in the rest of the above listed stuff, so they do, if that makes sense.
 

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I totally believe in ghosts and Big Foot. I also believe in angels and psychic abilities. Everything else I'm not convinced.
 

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*Another ghost believer here. I'm pretty convinced I've "met" one.<br>
*Angels - no real reason why - I just really like the <i>idea</i> of angels, and I've gotten out of so many close jams in my life it's easy for me to believe I have a gaurdian angel.<br>
*Aliens - like a PP said, presumptuous to think we're the only life out there <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
*I also believe in evolution - too much evidence to believe otherwise.<br>
*Psychic abilities - I've seen this in action, as my grandmother was psychic to a certain extent. She lived across the country from us, yet she would ALWAYS know when one of us were sick. My mom would get a call from her saying "OK, I know Mia is sick. What is her temperature? etc" It was pretty cool. She was also always having dreams that foretold the future.
 

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My brother introduced me to this idea. He has a fascinating documentry about it. It all adds up mathmatically, that multiple universes exist.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">You forgot parallel universes... String Theory/ M theory</div>
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Angels<br>
Voting in surveys is like popping in the buttons on the plastic top of a fast food restaurant cup<br>
and Evolution<br><br>
I guess I should have voted aliens too because I do believe there's probably life on other planets. When I was voting I was just thinking little gray men with big eyes who come to earth and take people away in UFOs.
 

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Believing in Nessie is a family tradition <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Well I'm not 100% convinced (some of the fun right there) but I think ghosts, aliens and the loch ness monster are certainly possible. Oh and psychic energy, which may explain some ghost phenomenom IMO. I love watching TV shows about all that stuff, even if I don't believe half of the TV shows.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My brother introduced me to this idea. He has a fascinating documentry about it. It all adds up mathmatically, that multiple universes exist.</div>
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O yeah It is one of the most fascinating theories out there. I'm still waiting on my free magazine about it. I enjoy thinking that there are many more of me living every possibility that could have ever come up in my life. There is a me out there living my dream life
 

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What about the dinosaurs in the Congo? The native say they are trere but Scientists haven't seen them. I'll side with the natives every time.
 
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