posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 12:56 AM
Originally posted by Aliensun
reply to post by Skeptical Ed
Skeptical Ed: Wow! If a person has no knowledge of Remote Viewing (RV) they just might possible believe that you are an authority on the topic and
take your word for it that there is no such thing.
So for those that would tend to accept his ignorant words, I suggest they read the book entitled Mind-Reach: Scientists Look at Psychic Ability as
authored by Russell Targ and Dr. Harold Puthoff. They ran the original CIA's million dollar RV program at Stanford University in the mid-70s and
wrote of its successes. No lesser of a person than Margaret Mead wrote the introduction. Ingo Swann's manual that he wrote for the later US army
program /is/was downloadable for free. (I have a copy.) Even so Mr. Ed wants you to believe that the Army's program that went on for several years
after the initial proof-of-concept experiments was all a sham or didn't really exist?
It makes me wonder about the motives of some debunkers here. Obviously, it not for the interest of truth or a lack of easily available info. Can
simple ignorance be that profound?
I've never stated on ATS that I'm an authority on anything, I merely stated my opinion such as you've done. I also did not debunk anything. I
don't accept as factual reports anyone being successful in remote viewing or having psychic abilities. You answered your own last question.
I suggest that you read this and memorize it:
"If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all." -- Noam Chomsky
An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural
This phenomenon first became a celebrated subject after parapsychologists Harold Puthoff and Russell Targ published a scientific
paper which reported on experiments in which a remote location had been chosen, an experimenter visited there, and a subject recorded his or her
psychic impressions of the spot. Their results seemed to prove that a “remote sensing” faculty did exist.
Subsequently, properly controlled tests were done by several other researchers, eliminating several sources of cuing and extraneous evidence that had
been present in the tests. These new tests produced negative results. The data of Puthoff and Targ were reexamined by the other researchers, and it
was found that their students were able to solve the locations without use of any psychic powers, using only the clues that had inadvertently been
included in the Puthoff and Targ transcripts.
[edit on 29-9-2009 by Skeptical Ed]