So most people ask for stuff like iPad's, cars, clothes, money, and so forth for Christmas. Not me. I asked my family for two candles, a chessboard,
and a Bicycle deck of 52 playing cards. Lately, I have been playing with the deck of playing cards in a test of precognition. There is either one of
two methods I will use, which I will describe here.
There is the first one; red or black. This one is simple, you shuffle the deck a few times, and turn over a car, thinking about what color is may be
before seeing it. If you are correct, place it in a stack to the right, if it is wrong discard it to the left. At the end of the test, count the
number of cards in each stack: right and wrong, to determine whether you did well or not.
The second method I use is, high or low. The concept of this game is essentially the same as before. Cards Ace through Seven are considered low, while
8 through King are considered high. Once again place them into piles of right/right, left/wrong. At the end, tally each to see if you are doing well
or not.
The objective of each method is to at least score more right than wrong, and at best, have the correct pile at least contain 1/3 more than the
incorrect. To determine, take the pile you got wrong, tally the cards, take a 1/3 of it, and you should have got that much more right. This can vary,
so you need to use judgement on the percentages.
Here are my results so far for tonight; keep in mind it is best to practice this every day, to see a positive change in success.
First Round : Red or Black. Correct : 46, Incorrect : 6
Second Round : High or Low. Correct : 33, Incorrect : 19
Third Round : High or Low. Correct : 30, Incorrect : 22
Fourth Round : High or Low. Correct : 37, Incorrect : 15
I encourage each of you to try this and post your results, as will I at the end of each day. I will attempt to complete at least a minimum of four
rounds or more. Practice makes perfect though.. I usually don't consciously think about it, whichever one asserts itself in my mind before I turn the
card over is the one I typically go with unless I have a feeling it isn't.
Updated Method : This time shuffle the deck, pull a card without looking and attempt to match
both the color
and the value. I.E. High
Black, Low Red, High Red, Low Black, and place them into piles as before. I would recommend trying this out after practicing both of the methods
individually for a few days. You will have a 1/4 chance of being right, so this will slightly up the difficulty from a straight 50/50
chance.
edit on 4-1-2013 by VeritasAequitas because: (no reason given)