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Offline PickelledEggs (OP)

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Re: Indigo children
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2014, 08:36:31 PM »
Oh look, hippy bullshit.

Re: Indigo children
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2014, 08:56:44 PM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigo_children

Indigo children, according to a pseudoscientific New Age concept, are children who are believed to possess special, unusual and sometimes supernatural traits or abilities.[4] The idea is based on concepts developed in the 1970s by Nancy Ann Tappe[5] 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.

Re: Indigo children
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2014, 08:57:31 PM »
You are so naive, Grasshopper  :naughty:

Offline PickelledEggs (OP)

Re: Indigo children
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2014, 09:00:28 PM »
I 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...

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Offline PickelledEggs (OP)

Re: Indigo children
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2014, 09:18:48 PM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigo_children

Indigo children, according to a pseudoscientific New Age concept, are children who are believed to possess special, unusual and sometimes supernatural traits or abilities.[4] The idea is based on concepts developed in the 1970s by Nancy Ann Tappe[5] 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.


I vaguely remember my mom rambling about indigo children in the past. Maybe a few years or more ago. If I remember correctly, she thought I was an indigo child. She likes to diagnose things herself...
"Tell Pilate to release the files!!!" - Bill Hicks
"I have an open mind, but not so open that my brains will fall out" -James Randi
"One who truly hates himself cannot love, he cannot place his trust in another." - NGE

Re: Indigo children
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2014, 09:32:48 PM »
I worked with a wack job years ago that was into all that stuff. Thought her kid was a psychic.

Re: Indigo children
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2014, 09:33:54 PM »
I 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...

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Re: Indigo children
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2014, 11:18:17 PM »
Its the age of aquarius!!!

Re: Indigo children
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2014, 11:42:14 PM »
I'm surprised this isn't one of the knew psychiatric disorders---do they drink too much coffee?  :jook: Solitary
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Offline PickelledEggs (OP)

Re: Indigo children
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2014, 12:13:58 AM »
Its the age of aquarius!!!
I'm embarrassed to even know what that is...

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Re: Indigo children
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2014, 09:06:23 AM »
I  was an indigo child. Now I'm just an old white guy.
???  ??

Re: Indigo children
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2014, 09:10:33 AM »
I'm embarrassed to even know what that is...

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Which tells us how old you are not.

I  was an indigo child. Now I'm just an old white guy.

I feel your pain, bro.  :biggrin:

Offline Mr.Obvious

Re: Indigo children
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2014, 11:09:32 AM »
lol
1 to 7 - I call bullshit on it being the children that are born different.
8 - prove it
9 - 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!
E = Mc²

In the end, we are all standing in the dark,
trying to figure out why we are here.
But let us not choose one direction
without proof of where it is headed.

Check your pocket for matches
so we can observe and learn together
as fast friends and relative idiots.

Offline PickelledEggs (OP)

Re: Indigo children
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2014, 01:13:26 PM »
lol
1 to 7 - I call bullshit on it being the children that are born different.
8 - prove it
9 - 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!

My child is special!!!! SPECIAL!!!!!!!!!!!
"Tell Pilate to release the files!!!" - Bill Hicks
"I have an open mind, but not so open that my brains will fall out" -James Randi
"One who truly hates himself cannot love, he cannot place his trust in another." - NGE