a reply to: AdmireTheDistance
My question is how one tests it.
How do you test a dream?
How do you test a tarot reading?
How do you test a vision?
It is an illusive ability, and sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't.
The other part of that is in how one is approached over it.
There are so many factors in ESP and how it works, what it does, what it really is, and what people have perceived it to be over the years.
I have a thread here in the rant forum about ESP, and I only answered one person that asked a question because everyone else that came at me, came
from a negative angle or wanted personal information and cynicism was rampant. That shuts me down. if it is not fun, I won't do it, because it won't
work if I feel pressured or ill at ease.
Everyone thinks that a psychic should just know...it doesn't work that way. I don't even understand it, and I have been experiencing it for years.
People also think that it means you read for people, and although I can, for myself, that is not what it is for.
For me, it is an early warning system.
Those times that it has been the strongest is when I myself was in danger which leaves me to believe it is a survival instinct.
Maybe they need to go back to hooking people up and shocking them when they get the wrong answer.
I think that was in ghost busters.
But the point is that even as somebody who has experienced it my entire life,
I have no idea how you can test it in a lab.
Back to the ESP thread, The guy asked, I answered, it happened, and he never responded, which was exactly what I had said happens when you do prove it
Over the years you learn to brush of the cynics and give what you can to the skeptics.
But as for proving it in a scientific setting,
I don't know how one could.
It is what it is.
Whether people believe it or not.
But I do hope science can some day find a way to study it objectively,
because from everything I have seen,
all people are doing, is trying to prove it does not exist,
and not that it does.