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joel123

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What does "the messages are only silly and trivial to be entirely unjustified by his experience" mean?

It is interesting to note that du Prel proclaims the assertion that the messages are only silly and trivial to be entirely unjustified by his experience, while at the same time he asserts that he has found no traces of superhuman intelligence,...


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  • lentulax

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    What does "the messages are only silly and trivial to be entirely unjustified by his experience" mean?
    The question suggests a misunderstanding of the sentence structure : '... du Prel proclaims the assertion ... to be entirely unjustified by his experience';
    'that the messages are only silly and trivial' qualifies (defines) 'the assertion'.
     
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