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Superficial Generalizations

Mar 03, 2002 07:32 AM
by Daniel Caldwell

The history of spiritualism and the paranormal reveals
the existence of fraud. But this should not cause one
to succumb to superficial generalizations and conclude
that there is nothing but fraud. As every logician
knows, to refute an affirmative universal proposition
such as "All psychics or mediums are frauds," one has
only to produce a single, honest psychic or medium.

It takes only one "white" crow to disprove the
proposition that all crows are black.

This shows the importance of dealing with the question
of direct evidence rather than making vague

[The above compiled from various sources.]
Submitted by:

Daniel H. Caldwell
"...Contrast alone can enable us to appreciate things at
their right value; and unless a judge compares notes and
hears both sides he can hardly come to a correct decision."
H.P. Blavatsky. The Theosophist, July, 1881, p. 218.

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