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posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 03:42 AM
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The applicant, Mr. Fay Wang(pronounced Wong) is 32 years old and from southwest China. In high school Mr. Wang believed he could start developing an energy from his hands. He claims to have tried using his hand to attempt healing a friend's sore shoulder. He claims his friend suggested he go and seek out a teacher of Qigong because his power is relative to the practitioners of that art.

Finding a master, Mr. Wang claims the master proclaimed he was naturally talented in the martial art and had a skill level that would take others years to achieve. He then moved to Boston to try to find ways to research his "power" more. He then found his way into the James Randi Million Dollar Challenge.

The claim is Mr. Wang can manipulate his energy in such a way that it can emanate from his hand and be detected by others in a range of about 30 centimeters.

This took place in July 2014 at the The Amazing Meeting in Las Vegas’ South Point Hotel. Essentially there is a controlled test for Mr. Wang to complete, if he passes this preliminary test he will be invited back for the final test and if all passed he will be rewarded with the million dollar check. source


*Results Below Video*

Pressed for time?
Control Test Explanation: 7:12
Test Begins: 18:36
Test Results: 34:46
Applicant Q&A with audience: 35:53
Video Link: www.youtube.com...

**SPOILERS**
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Result=Fail

OK, really no shocker there but I thought it was interesting none the less. I actually have practiced a bit of Qigong and Tai Chi and actually know what sensation Mr. Wang is talking about. My friends and I always thought it was a mix of constant arm movement with our body's natural magnetism. When practicing these martial arts, you move your arms quite a bit and I think the sensation comes from a lactic acid or the likes reaction in our muscles and joints.

I did find the Q&A with the applicant at the end very interesting as well. I have been fascinated with the whole James Randi vs. the Paranormal World for a while now. I highly recommend reading anything you can on James Randi.

So another applicant left in the dust of the hustle and bustle of the Million Dollar Challenge. What do you think? Will there ever be a winner? I would like to think so but my gut tells me not a chance.


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posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 06:40 AM
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James Randy is like our modern Houdini. I'm glad to see some attention to Randy's tests.

I can't watch the video, but I hope that they were kind and polite to the contestant.



posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 06:49 AM
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a reply to: MichiganSwampBuck

Yes the whole process was highly respectable. The crowd was very respectful and extremely interested, it is inspirational to see research done as dignified as possible.

I've always wondered if the ancient Chinese practice of the internal arts may be the bridging gap from science to supernatural and perhaps Mr. Wang could of completed this under different circumstances. Obviously the mind has much to do with this and perhaps the brain needs to be aware of the person standing in front of them. The controls applied may have actually inhibited this claim but we won't know for sure, at least at this moment.



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posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 06:51 AM
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originally posted by: mcx1942

I have been fascinated with the whole James Randi vs. the Paranormal World for a while now. I highly recommend reading anything you can on James Randi.


His documentary, released in 2014, 'An Honest Liar', is a very interesting movie.

www.youtube.com...

He truly is an "amazing" man.



posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 07:03 AM
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I think my favorite 'Randy Challenge' is the speaker cable debacle. Although he usually goes after people who claim supernatural abilities, he challenged the editor of a stereo\audiophile magazine to prove that he could hear the difference between $7,000 cables and $80 Monster Cables. The guy backed out.


Wired Magazine did a great story on Randi a few years ago.
It mentions the speaker cable challenge. Tip #10 is my favorite.



posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 07:32 AM
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He can do Reiki. Good for him but that is not that uncommon.


Put people who are sensitive to chi on all places and I think you would have gotten another result if he can push a lot. Both the sender and the receiver need to be able to feel differences and even then the background energy can make it hard to know if there is extra energy or not.

Think of it as a nerve that is feeling vibration massaging it. It is by the increase of how much it feels you know if someone is directing chi or not on the spot on the body. Byosen scanning is fun where you close your eye and tell the chi pusher where the arm is by feeling where the skin tingles/get warmer.

If you are going to do a real blind test on with scientific tools then you measure the energy level of the hand and look at the difference in energy on a quantum scale and to get rid of all ambiguity and how sensitive people bodies are.

Namaste.
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posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 10:38 AM
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a reply to: mcx1942

I'd take the challenge , however given the circumstances he has people in, he knows they will only perform at half capacity essentially making them look even more foolish. A person who can manipulate energy knows it takes an extreme amount of concentration and no mental blockage such as doubt.

If you put me on stage for the world to see, your not going to get the same results due to nervousness etc..but put me in a room with a limited amount people and it's a different story.



posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 01:40 PM
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posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 04:15 PM
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a reply to: ColeYounger

originally posted by: ColeYounger
Wired Magazine did a great story on Randi a few years ago.
It mentions the speaker cable challenge. Tip #10 is my favorite.

Heheh, great article. Thanks for linking.


a reply to: LittleByLittle

originally posted by: LittleByLittle
If you are going to do a real blind test on with scientific tools then you measure the energy level of the hand and look at the difference in energy on a quantum scale and to get rid of all ambiguity and how sensitive people bodies are.

Agreed. Mr. Wang and the audience discuss this in the Q&A section. Basically an audience member asked Mr. Wang if he has tried to use scientific devices to try to measure but I guess he has not. You would think a thermal camera may detect changes or one of those flir cameras possibly. I really have limited knowledge when it comes to this kind of subject. He did say the earlier control tests with the subjects worked. I can only imagine being on stage during the process does not help.

a reply to: threeeyesopen

originally posted by: threeeyesopen
a reply to: mcx1942If you put me on stage for the world to see, your not going to get the same results due to nervousness etc..but put me in a room with a limited amount people and it's a different story.


I agree but I think they choose this venue as another way to keep this as transparent as possible. But there must be some way the two sides could meet half way. I too would be nervous if in Mr. Wang's shoes. Heck, I would get nervous with just a few people so I can completely understand that aspect.



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