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British and Japanese scientists acknowledged that the girl possesses an astounding ability to see people through Pravda.Ru has already reported about 17-year-old Russian girl, Natasha Demkina, from the city of Saransk. The girl has become known for her astounding X-ray ability to see people through and diagnose diseases. Scientist became interested in the Russian girl's phenomenon: Natasha Demkina was invited to come to London and New York for scientific experiments. British researchers unanimously acknowledged Natasha's remarkable gift, whereas American scientists hesitated to come to such a conclusion. They did not like that fact that the girl successfully diagnosed diseases with only four patients out of seven. Natasha Demkina has recently passed a similar test in Tokyo, where Japanese scientists confirmed the gift of the Russian X-ray girl. Natasha is currently a student of the Semashko's Moscow Medical University. Yoshio Machi, a professor of the Tokyo University, invited the girl to come to Tokyo to have her abilities tested again. Professor Machi is known in the world as a scientist, who studies unusual human abilities.
Originally posted by nighthawk1954
I am wondering if this is a bit out there....then again?
However, after she had left the United Kingdom, it emerged that she had made errors among her diagnoses. In one incident she told television-physician Chris Steele that he was suffering from a number of medical conditions, including kidney stones, an ailment of the gall bladder, and an enlarged liver and pancreas. Later medical evaluation determined that he was in good health and was not suffering from any of the ailments she had identified
"When I saw her do her usual readings, I couldn't believe the discrepancy between what I was hearing and how impressed the individuals were... I thought they were going to walk away saying it was embarrassing, but time and again, they said it was amazing. Before each reading, I asked the people what was the main medical problem and Natasha never got one of those right." Wiseman compared the belief of people in Demkina's diagnoses to the belief of people in fortune tellers, and said that people focus only on those portions of Demkina's comments that they believe.
The researchers concluded that she had not demonstrated evidence of an ability that would warrant their further study
Incidentally, one wonders why neither Hyman nor Skolnick made any mention in their articles of the six patients Natasha had examined before attempting her diagnosis-matching, to the obvious satisfaction of at least five of them. Looks like deliberate suppression of positive evidence to me. Finally, Hyman tells us what serious researchers already know, that "any scientific hypothesis - especially a paranormal one - cannot be confirmed or disconfirmed by one test or one experiment". "Independent investigators must also replicate the findings before they gain scientific credibility." Indeed. This also applies to skeptical hypotheses. Had Hyman, Wiseman and co. seen Natasha match all seven diagnoses correctly, they would have hastily assured us that "we cannot leap to conclusions after a single test". Yet after their single test, which they rated a failure despite Natasha scoring at over three times the level of chance statistical probability, they made it quite clear that they reckoned they had debunked the well meaning and innocent-looking Russian teenager once and for all.