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originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: openeyeswideshut
That kinda depends on what you mean by "psychic powers" and "scientific setting."
In order for any study to be truly scientific in nature, it must be controlled in some way. In order to effect a control, one must first have some basic understanding of the phenomena under study. So in that sense, it is quite difficult to study psychic powers unless we have some information on what the psychic powers are in the first place.
That said, I am sure there are some people who are presently doing work on psychic phenomena. I myself am currently investigating if certain experiences which could be deemed "psychic disturbances" contain a high-frequency magnetic component, in hopes of qualifying types of such disturbances and providing some basis for future studies. Is that the kind of answer you were looking for?
Im currently looking to get in contact with as many of these individuals as possible.
originally posted by: openeyeswideshut
I am looking for a list of people who are actively studying the phenomenon of psychic powers in a scientific setting. If anyone has any info on this it would be greatly appreciated. Im currently looking to get in contact with as many of these individuals as possible. I was hoping crowd sourcing this list might speed up my efforts.
Thank you all in advance.
Firstly, it is quite difficult to know beforehand when psychic phenomena will occur, so the possibility of repeating any experiment that relies on such phenomena is slim at best.
I read claims a while back that people who tried to experiment with powerful magnetic fields had their work shut down by the government.
Wondering what your take on that is. Would there be any practical (safety etc) reasons that the government would discourage that kind of experimentation by individuals?