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Tesla read many works, memorizing complete books, and supposedly possessed a photographic memory.:33 He was a polyglot, speaking eight languages: Serbo-Croatian, Czech, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, and Latin.:282 Tesla related in his autobiography that he experienced detailed moments of inspiration. During his early life, Tesla was stricken with illness time and time again. He suffered a peculiar affliction in which blinding flashes of light would appear before his eyes, often accompanied by visions. Often, the visions were linked to a word or idea he might have come across; at other times they would provide the solution to a particular problem he had encountered. Just by hearing the name of an item, he would be able to envision it in realistic detail. Tesla would visualize an invention in his mind with extreme precision, including all dimensions, before moving to the construction stage, a technique sometimes known as picture thinking. He typically did not make drawings by hand but worked from memory. Beginning in his childhood, Tesla had frequent flashbacks to events that had happened previously in his life.:33
* To deal with the nature of truth/knowledge itself and how we arrive at those truths
* To explore how we think, communicate, process data and information.
* To discuss nightdreams and the nature of dreaming
* To look at the nature of beliefs and the mind itself.
* To discuss various methods of lifestyle & attitude
* To provide a more positive and maybe intellectual balance to the overall controversial tone of conspiracy-theory at ATS.
* To discuss "the biggest conspiracy of all", the manipulation and distortion of perception and awareness as a protection from propaganda.
* To explore: What is reality?
Yes. Really. He was a very good engineer.
Really Phage, really?
So please, gentlemen, read it and then tell me what exactly the op has done or said to deserve the complete obliteration of his thread?
People with locked-in syndrome, a condition where a healthy mind is unable to express itself due to brain damage, are slowly being opened up through direct contact with their motor neurons in the brain. Frank Guenther at Boston University's Speech Lab has teamed up with Phillip Kennedy at Neural Signals to measure activity in the speech centers of the brain through implanted electrodes. These electrodes can then relay the information to a sub-dermal amplifier and then to a computer via wireless FM transmission. The results: a patient has demonstrated the ability to form rudimentary vowel sounds on a synthesizer using just his thoughts. It's a small step, but research like this may one day allow someone to simply think of the words he wants to say, and have a computer do the talking for him. We have some videos of the wireless brain signal to speech test results after the break.
The problem is not that skeptics and scientists refuse to take ESP seriously; indeed, researchers have spent decades trying to find good evidence. One famous research organization, the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research group, led by Prof. Robert Jahn, spent nearly three decades searching for psychic ability, usually getting mixed and inconclusive results. It finally closed its doors in 2007, never having found hard scientific evidence for ESP.
Still, others continue the research. An emeritus professor at Cornell University, Daryl Bem, spent much of the past decade conducting experiments that he believes demonstrate that psychic powers exist. Bem tested the ability of college students to accurately sense random events, such as detecting where an image will flash on a computer screen. Bem's research was published in "The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology," a respected psychology journal. The study made national news, but researchers who examined Bem's studies found significant statistical and methodological flaws, suggesting that his apparent success was likely an artifact of those errors.
Bem stood by his findings, acknowledging some mistakes and dismissing others, and encouraged others to replicate his ESP studies. If he had really found scientific evidence for psychic ability, others should be able to duplicate it. Two different teams of independent researchers replicated Bem's research — and both failed to find any evidence for ESP. The studies were published in the journals "PLoS ONE" in 2011 and in the "Journal of Personality and Social Psychology" in 2012.
Not the ones that worked. They were applications of prior theory. No matter how he misinterpreted the results.
Admittedly it's a stretch, but aren't many of Tesla's concepts a stretch in some ways?
Not that I know of.
Aren't some of his patents forever confidential?
LOL I dont know man, didn't Feynman work with probability....or predicting the future as one might view it?
originally posted by: AdmireTheDistance
a reply to: Thorneblood
Yes, it is the Philosophy and Metaphysics forum, but neither of those seem to be the subject of this thread. The OP is apparently claiming Tesla had psychic abilities. I've simply asked for his sources regarding such an idea, and they have steadfastly refused to provide them.
It's like me saying the anedote with Jesus walking on water and challenges immediately come, "show me proof me did." gimme me a freakin break. LMFAO!
originally posted by: hellobruce
originally posted by: alansmms
Strange you asking me for evidence.
Strange how you make a silly claim, then are unable to back it up with any evidence at all....