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That's what you'd call an anecdote. And the plural of anecdote is not data. You want to convert that to science, you'd have some way to measure 'mood', and introduce the test person in such a way that they cannot be seen or smelled. When you do, you'll find no changes in 'mood'. People are social. They OBVIOUSLY react to someone coming in. Lacking social input like expression, posture, possibly pheromonal cues and the like, you will get no reaction.
originally posted by: DexterRiley
a reply to: neoholographic
So, does this lamp just sit there in a colorless state until someone comes over to it and starts thinking into it? Or is it constantly changing colors?
In other words, how do you know it's actually responding to your mental state?
Although far from final and definitive, the research suggests that our minds may not be bounded by our heads but somehow extend out into the world and commingle, at least at times.
All efforts to invalidate the data or the conclusions have so far failed. For example, the team compared earthquakes that occurred under the ocean to those occurring on land. The prediction was that only the land-based quakes would produce a significant effect, since quakes at sea have hardly any impact on people. The RNG readings validated this prediction.
No one knows exactly why and how such deviations from chance happen. But they do. For a more detailed description, see the Deeper Explanation section, below. For complete information, see the Global Consciousness Project.
The Mind Lamp is much more than a simple color-changing light― its colors are responding in real time to processes that are shown to be influenced by the human mind. At the heart of the Mind Lamp is a precision device known as a random event generator (REG), which was designed by engineers at the PEAR lab for use in scientific experiments.
To produce digital output, the REG uses a quantum phenomenon called electron tunneling, which is measured as a randomly fluctuating current across a potential barrier in an electric circuit. Surprisingly, and in a way that violates conventional theories in science, the PEAR researchers found statistically significant correlations between the output of the device and human intention in a variety of well-controlled experiments. The mechanism by which this occurs is unknown, and is the subject of ongoing research.
Research conducted by the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research laboratory, at Princeton University, produced compelling evidence of an unexplained connection between consciousness and the physical world. In rigorous studies directed by Robert G. Jahn, then Dean of the School of Engineering, REGs and other probabilistic devices were seen to behave very differently when they encountered consciousness.
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These Photos Of Shaolin Monks Will Challenge Everything You Know About The Limitations Of Your Body
The most fascinating question to me is this. If we all share this 7 meter or 21 feet of common space, what creates the world surrounding us ? For it to be so similar to at least that of other people.
Maybe a common interconnectivity or a separate conscience we tap into or out from..?
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For anyone else that is still reading at this point, thank you for your time.
originally posted by: rukia
a reply to: neoholographic
Interesting premise. I tend to think this sort of thing is probably real. I mean, if you look at mushrooms, for instance. Mycellium connects all mushrooms together--it has been described to me by a psych professor at loyola university chicago as being like the neural connections of a giant brain. Mushrooms are decomposers--which means that they break down dead things (including us) and have seen everything, all of history. They are a collective of consciousness, mushrooms.
a reply to: tavi45
nah. they can handle it. say it like it is, mate.
It's not the accumulation of leaf litter that sequesters the most carbon, but rather tree roots and associated mycorrhizal fungi which live in and on tree roots. (These are the same amazing fungi which allow trees to communicate with each other.)