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4 months ago
Me
Interesting, I knew that Glenn, one of the Apollo astronauts had been very into parapsychology. All of this reminds me of Frank Herbert's Dune, which predicted in 1965 that space travel would have a profound impact on religion and spirituality.
Forum: Inner Space
4 months ago
Me
Frankly it depends on how open the audience is. I believe we change our opinions slowly, or let things build up in our minds till we reach a braking point. Take reincarnation, the first few times I heard of it I was vary wary as it was a peripheral mention when I was a kid and was a very non-specific believer in a God and an afterlife then. Then when I saw a long documentary about dozens
Forum: Inner Space
4 months ago
Me
In other words dark matter hiding perhaps in dimensions we don't normally interact with. Not Many worlds time or Brane theory, which the journalists tend to allude to.
Forum: Science & Space
4 months ago
Me
Are you alluding to the file drawer problem? I though this had been ruled out due to the outrageous number of run and ditched experiments required. I agree that the effects are all pretty weak, but persistently hanging in the data.
Forum: Science & Space
4 months ago
Me
There is a presupposition in your concept of before the big bang. Time does not automatically have to exist before the first event, time itself is described in General Relativity as a fourth dimension. We humans normally perceive time in one direction, away from the big bang. This need not be a universal. Anti-Matter beings could theoretically conceivably perceive time in the reverse directio
Forum: Science & Space
4 months ago
Me
I am well aware that the best answer for Tressoldi's result is an artifact, but I can find no discussion of this experiment, or attempt at replication. With Radin's work it fits well with physical theories regarding time, and I had thought that the RNG's were sound at their job. If the results are experimenter effects, isn't that another variation of psi? I cannot deny that the effects are w
Forum: Science & Space
4 months ago
Me
Susan Doris Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > QuoteBut that means he now has a correlation > with no more than the internal computer function. > Is that enough? Other Psi experiments show > correlations with RNG systems and intent. > Why would you think that any 'Psi * experiments > can be completed following the scientific method, > I w
Forum: Science & Space
4 months ago
Me
Susan Doris Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Well, I have managed to find out that this post is > in response to mine immediately above it, but I > really would appreciate your quoting me if you are > responding to me otherwise it really is very > difficult for me. > QuoteCan you not see the paradox of your own > position? Pseudo-Skepti
Forum: Science & Space
4 months ago
Me
Thanks, I am afraid this discussion has not gone the way I had hoped. My main concern is with Tressoldi's suggestion that the future is unwritten or superpositioned to explain his last results. If that were the case he could not find the original correlation between unconscious prediction and outcome on the 50/50 odds. But that means he now has a correlation with no more than the internal compu
Forum: Science & Space
4 months ago
Me
Can you not see the paradox of your own position? Pseudo-Skeptics claim, they support Science, but according to the methodology of Science which is Science in it's purest form, Science says Psi effects are proven, so Skeptics turn on Science.
Forum: Science & Space
4 months ago
Me
I am amazed any doctor actually investigated this, personal experience says most often they will look for an excuse to make you go away and stop bothering them.
Forum: Science & Space
4 months ago
Me
Copenhagen doesn't have a problem with Schrodinger's cat, in the case of a conscious being such as a cat it does not truly arise anyway. With a non-conscious inhabitant the contents would simply be superpositioned without ever interacting with an observer. It only emphasises the oddity of a superpositioned state. On the same topic I have wondered if MWI does do away with the Observer.
Forum: Science & Space
4 months ago
Me
Ever stopped to think about the implications of Everett's Many Worlds Hypothesis? It is a boon to s-f writers, but in real world practical terms it throws up some insane notions. For a start we have a universe continually subdividing into near-identical versions of itself without expenditure of energy. Another oddity I considered is that according to the theory every possible set of events mus
Forum: Science & Space
4 months ago
Me
I have had a peek at the site now. Just the one relevant item I could find but interesting in that it adds to the body supporting Radin's work. Link below for any curious as I had to search.
Forum: Science & Space
4 months ago
Me
I have read up on skeptics criticisms of Radin and others, they have helped endorse a lot of his work. Essentially the argument runs "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary Evidence." So in other words the standard model of scientific inquiry is bunkum, only claims which fit with the world view of the skeptic can be accepted, others require a different level of evidence. For exa
Forum: Science & Space
4 months ago
Me
I presume, it is considered a brown dwarf on account of the light spectrum and the amount of material in the surrounding disc, a greater volume of potential matter granting the possibility that the Brown dwarf could become a true star.
Forum: Science & Space
4 months ago
Me
Are you saying he is a heretic? Science is a system of inquiry, not a belief set. How are his experiments flawed? Or are you saying some experiments are not permitted?
Forum: Science & Space
4 months ago
Me
Wikipedia is not a reliable source of information. It is commonly abused by various interest groups or simply by people who lack a comprehension of the subject. This cuts across more than one field or subject. Radin's paper and Tressoldi's are both on the start page of the topic.
Forum: Science & Space
4 months ago
Me
Thanks for that, will give this a look.
Forum: Science & Space
4 months ago
Me
I would respectfully point out that the experiment is specifically designed to generate a 50/50 most probable future. To extract data from the indeterminant, unpredictable part of the future we would need to gain access to data in a future part of the universe. As Time is an obsession of mine I have played with these ideas a bit. If the universe is as Newton described, with an absolute t
Forum: Science & Space
5 months ago
Me
The interesting thing about the Radin experiment is that the random number generators forbid the possibility of deterministic calculations predicting an answer. Pure mathematical prediction should give a chance result, as they can only give the odds, not provide a concrete result. The same is true of the Tressoldi experiments. This is the perplexing part of the results. The result cannot be p
Forum: Science & Space
5 months ago
Me
It is a peer-reviewed scientific study, so science seems the logical place for it. Nothing supernatural is suggested. Brain studies have shown predictive brain activity preceding decision making seconds before conscious action, this is similar, but also quite different as Radin made his measurements before the stimuli, as did Tressoldi. In both cases they beat the odds on predicting com
Forum: Science & Space
5 months ago
Me
From the abstract;Background The possibility of predicting random future events before any sensory clues by using human physiology as a dependent variable has been supported by the meta-analysis of Moss-bridge et al. (2012)1 and recent findings by Tressoldi et al. (2011 and 2013)2, 3 and Mossbridge et al. (2014)4 defined this phenomenon predictive anticipatory activity (PAA). Aim of the study
Forum: Science & Space
5 months ago
Me
I've been Reading through odd experiments available online and published in peer review format. Frankly a lot of Psi effects are the ultimate nightmare for the materialist. If they accept the scientific paradigm, then they have to accept the results. Psi effects are as well confirmed as most accepted scientific effects but they simply lack the acceptance of dogmatic writers. Here for exa
Forum: Paranormal & Supernatural
5 months ago
Me
In some ways this is not so far from General Relativity. Time being an illusion created by mind in an essentially static universe. How do we get to Pyramids manipulating time though?
Forum: Paranormal & Supernatural
3 years ago
Me
Of course mass warps the spacetime around it. That is a core feature of GR. The two are only different perspectives.
Forum: Science & Space
3 years ago
Me
I wonder how much the scale of the eruption is more or less relevant compared to the location of the eruption, or the violence with which it flung ejecta? The amount of dust being flung into the atmosphere being the major issue?
Forum: Science & Space
4 years ago
Me
Since you went to the trouble of posing the questions I thought I would give my own answers. 1 Bi-location. In some sense quantum entanglement is a variant of the bilocation theme, the two entangled particles being in essence a single system. If the holographic concept is relevant to the whole universe then objects might potentially be bi-located without violating any major laws, much as a
Forum: Inner Space
4 years ago
Me
Hello Johnny, congratulations on the dendrochronology work, sorry it took me so long to get a new password. The initial link to the paper won't work for me, I only get a page with an x in the corner. Fascinating subject, I've been reading Procopius' Secret History and will be after books I and II for further references to the effects on Byzantium.
Forum: Science & Space
8 years ago
Me
Is there anything which they could not do without a written system? If they had to use mental mnemonics they would have to develop training systems for accurate recall. This all shows how much Rome destroyed, fundamental questions about relatively recent cultures being so uncertain.
Forum: History
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