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Originally posted by Wandering Scribe
reply to post by Student X
Let me first state for you, and anyone else, I believe in psychic abilities. This way you can't label me as some unbeliever, or something.
Now, while I agree that science does need to broaden it's horizons, I am curious as to how you think science can help psychic awareness be elevated?
Science is a collection of measurable observances that can be quantified by datum and empirical evidence.
If you believe that psychic powers can stop Global Warming, or fix the B.P. Oil Disaster, you will first have to prove psychic abilities can be measured empirically.
Your grand plan won't come to fruition until someone stands up and repeats over-and-over ad nauseum the undeniable evidence that psychic awareness can change our world.
Then, said person has to be able to teach others how to do exactly what they do. Imagine children, the elderly, and religious people like Christians / Jews / Muslims who don't believe psychic awareness is good, because God says it's a sin. You need to convince and teach every one of these people to get your noosphere.
So, got any evidence to start the long process of changing science, and human consciousness?
Originally posted by orionthehunter
I believe some people have psychic abilities. However not everyone is cut out to be a Jedi Knight and master the force.
As far as science getting involved and being able to make repeated observations, that would be interesting if it could be achieved. That is if it could be proven that some people have certain mental abilities and methods could be taught to improve their abilities. I'm not expecting to see any Jedi Knights in my lifetime though.