posted on Nov, 24 2007 @ 01:29 PM
First post, just because I feel strongly on this topic.
I think there is a collective subconscious (or "hivemind" if you will). As proof, a lot of ideas have been developed in two places at once, the most
notable of which being calculus. I've had such an event happen to me - you know the theory with multiple universes that act like bubbles that was
featured in Time magazine a little over a year ago? I was thinking those same thoughts about two weeks before it was published. Whether or not it was
my idea or whether I received it from elsewhere, I think it is safe to say that remains a fair example. I'd go on about where I think thoughts come
from, but that would be too far off topic so I'll save it for another thread :3
I also read somewhere (can't find it now, sorry) that when babies begin to cry, their mothers begin to lactate. Not a surprise, sure - but this
happens over distances as well. I also know for a fact that the USSR did tests on controlling the collective subconcious so that their spies could be
paired with a controller and have the pair relay information to eachother. While it was never claimed a success, the fact that they believed in it
enough to try it, in my opinion, says something about its truth.
"Feeling" people nearby comes as a side effect of that.