Originally posted by Mintwithahole.
reply to post by rich23
In Liverpool John Moores University you can actually do a degree in parapsychology. There they test the claims of psychics and mediums constantly
without any firm positive results.
That seems to be only a small part of their work, judging bytheir website
rather, they seem mostly to be investigating the psychic powers of ordinary people.
Rupert Sheldrake has done considerable work in this area, and also has hugely statistically significant results. His data's been lying around for a
while, as, evidently, have the SRI reports. Btw, if I had to choose in credibility between SRI and Liverpool John Moore, I'd go with SRI.
I say again for the hard of understanding, psychic abilities are real but not controllable.
You can say all you like but my personal experience is that you are wrong, and the science, thank goodness, is starting to back me up on this. why
else would Liverpool John Moore University be working on a VR game to test and train precognition? It's on the website.
I've personally met people who manifested what one might call psychic abilities: a good t'ai chi teacher will teach by transmission, meaning things
start happening inside your body because of what he's doing. I've experienced this for myself and I'm certain it's something real that this guy
(and others of his ilk) can turn on and off.
They are as illusive as capturing ones own shadow.
This may be your experience. Is nobody else's experience valid?
Nobody, I repeat, NOBODY has proven the existence of paranormal abilities.
Not according to a lead statistician for Stanford Research Institute. According to her, they've been doing it quietly for some time now. Beat your
chest all you want, but the evidence is there. Sheldrake, SRI, probably even Liverpool (but I haven't dug far enough to get any results from
Whether people accept
the evidence is something else, and people do try to dismiss it, but never very successfully, and as I have pointed out
in other threads, there is a definite tendency on the part of the skeptics to fudge evidence, move goalposts, and generally muddy the waters.
Even the occasional positive result is up for question and interpretation.
Which is why SRI had their statistician look at two decades and more of results
If you want to go through your life believing in this kind of stuff go ahead and be my guest but don't go and get your knickers in a twist
when we, those who require proof, ask for hard evidence.
If you want to bury your head in the sand and persist in your beliefs in the face of a report which I've bothered to post but you've clearly not
bothered to read
, don't get your knickers in a twist when I point out that there's plenty of evidence but your prejudices get in the way.
It's interesting that although you seem to think that parapsychological phenomena are real, you refuse evidence to that effect. Weird.
[edit on 20-6-2009 by rich23]