posted on Nov, 15 2008 @ 01:27 PM
To everyone who participated and asked questions in this thread, I would like to thank you. Each of you made the experiment so much more than I could
have hoped for. I was not expecting hundreds of replies, and the amount of raw data will give me something to look at for at least a few weeks.
While I do have an open mind, I must confess that I was not expecting anyone to be correct. This experiment was more about how we perceive the psychic
experience than it was about being able to see my domino.
The preliminary results can be narrowed down into just a few catagories, apples, human figures, creatures, assorted plushies, webcams, and then odds
and ends that do not fit into any category. With hundreds of people guessing, you might have figured the spread of responses would have been a bit
My hypothesis going into this experiment was that we would get a LOT of apples and hammers, and that people would see the color red. It was even my
first thought to actually USE a red apple merely for shock value when SO MANY PEOPLE got it right, but I thought that it would make a joke of the
thread, and I wasn't wanting that at all. While it -could- be argued that the my own mental expectations hindered the progress of the psychics, I did
say this was an unscientific experiment. Had it been more scientific, I would have used a proctor to administer the experiment and it would have been
done in u2u responses.
The initial numbers indicate that my hypothesis was confirmed, as apples and the color red were two of the higher objects/colors that were seen. The
emotional response to the object was a red herring and had no relevance to the experiment, and that data was not utilized.
So, why did so many people see apples? Why was the color red seen so often?
It has to do with iconic imagery and associative memory. I could not explain it here, because I would not give the subject the attention that it
There is another way to do this experiment that some of you may have seen, but if not, here it is. Please do NOT state the answer to this
experiment in the thread
Answer these questions to yourself quickly.
Now repeat the number 6 to yourself over and over in your head...
Now think of a vegetable.
(The answer is in my profile.)
Many people will come up with the answer in my profile. This is not mind control, or even programing on my part. It is simple associative memory and
iconic imagery that we all share as a culture. Different cultures have different associations, as do different people, but on a LARGE scale, we have a
lot of the same experiences and associations.
Thanks for reading, and always try to deconstruct your reality before creating the next.