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    ESP: is it real?

    "Will all those who believe in psychokinesis please raise my hand?" (Myers, Exploring Psychology 7th edition)

    Hello AOers!!!! I was wondering about what do you guys think about ESP (extrasensory perception)? Are there truly people who can read minds, see through walls or fortell the future?
    and here are some points why I am a liiiiiiiiiittle skeptial about it...
    1. I have never heard the news of an individual that "sees" the future winning the lotery.

    2. The 9/11 events. They were going to affect the whole world... why none of the people that claim they have ESP warned about it? and if Nostradamus really precicted it why no one did anything to stop it?

    3. Those that predict anyone else's dead and the world's... can they tell you when are they going to die and how?

    and my list can go on and on and on

    But I would like to hear -or more like read- you all thoughts about it ^_^do you think it really exists? is it real?
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    Re: ESP: is it real?

    You wonder why did any catastrophic event go as planned rather than be prevented? That's because they needed to happen. Yes.

    Most people that claim that they have the power to speak to the dead are doing nothing but cold reading. Watch South Park episode season 6 episode 15 for a hilarious explanation on cold reading. (Here is where you can watch it legally and for free)
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    Re: ESP: is it real?

    Oh man.this topic hits so close to home because the psychologist at my university (Harvard) developed a new method to study extrasensory perception that, they argue, can resolve the century-old debate over its existence. Nearly half of the adults in the United States believe in the existence of ESP, which includes telepathy (direct knowledge of another person's thoughts), clairvoyance (direct knowledge of remote events), and precognition (direct knowledge of the future). People commonly report unexplained knowledge of a loved one's death or a telephone caller's identity, for example, and attribute this knowledge to paranormal mental processing. To develop a better test of ESP, the authors decided to develop a new method, which directly addressed the presumed source of ESP: namely, the brain. They argue that because the brain enables perception and stores information -- even events people don't consciously perceive or information they can't consciously remember -- it can offer a much more comprehensive test for ESP than self-report or behavior.
    I will not go into details how they actually performed the different testing to prove the theories and data is still being gathered from them, but they have proved that neuroimaging fails to demonstrate ESP Is real. It does not conclusively prove that ESP does not exist, but this study offers scientists a new way to study ESP that avoids the pitfalls of past approaches.
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    Re: ESP: is it real?

    Quote Originally Posted by Astaroth View Post
    Oh man.this topic hits so close to home because the psychologist at my university (Harvard) developed a new method to study extrasensory perception that, they argue, can resolve the century-old debate over its existence. Nearly half of the adults in the United States believe in the existence of ESP, which includes telepathy (direct knowledge of another person's thoughts), clairvoyance (direct knowledge of remote events), and precognition (direct knowledge of the future). People commonly report unexplained knowledge of a loved one's death or a telephone caller's identity, for example, and attribute this knowledge to paranormal mental processing. To develop a better test of ESP, the authors decided to develop a new method, which directly addressed the presumed source of ESP: namely, the brain. They argue that because the brain enables perception and stores information -- even events people don't consciously perceive or information they can't consciously remember -- it can offer a much more comprehensive test for ESP than self-report or behavior.
    I will not go into details how they actually performed the different testing to prove the theories and data is still being gathered from them, but they have proved that neuroimaging fails to demonstrate ESP Is real. It does not conclusively prove that ESP does not exist, but this study offers scientists a new way to study ESP that avoids the pitfalls of past approaches.

    this actually very interesting. i think i may even me the only person in my psychology class that cares about it.

    as for myself, i dont really know. some of they stuff they say i think is bull, but some really have no explination. i myself have had a few experiences tho. i dont know what you would call them but here we go..

    Exibit A____ once i had a dream. it was a school night, so i had to wake up in the morn to get ready, right? well, i had a dream that i woke up and looked at the clock on my VCR which read "5:39". i suddenly woke up, and walked out into the liveing room, where the VCR clock read "5:39" in real life. i always though that was odd.

    Exibit B____ kinda less important, but i have a habit of about 40% of the time dodging things that i dont see comming. like the other day, some kids where wresling over a water bottle outside my field of vision, and it apperantly burst. I randomly and suddenly moved out of thew way and gont not a drop of the water on me. if i wouldnt have moved, i would have been covered in the stuff. other stuff like this happens, too.


    all in all, i have to say that i wouldnt be suprised if it did exist somehow.

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    Re: ESP: is it real?

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    OMG BIG WORDS im just say i think its real and that its crazy but true......THATS ALL DEAL WITH IT >
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    Re: ESP: is it real?

    ESP is, in my oppinion, a load of crap. to me anything that cannot be explained, and the ppl who can supposidly do it and dont know how, well i think its crap. And the ppl who say they can but dont tell us how, THEY ARE LYING. AWESOM SPECIAL EFFECTS. NOTHING MORE.
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    Re: ESP: is it real?

    As with everything else, I wouldn't believe in any of this stuff unless proven true.
    However, I do believe in a sense of clairvoyance while sleeping, because, it's happened to me.
    for example: I see something in my dreams and then it happens the next day.
    Otherwise, I don't believe in ESP or anything of the sort at all.
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