The (Really) Astonishing Hypothesis: Looking into the Future - Psychology Today

Dr. Marc Wittmann, a research fellow at the Institute for Frontier Areas in Psychology and Mental Health in Freiburg, Germany, presents this rather heady, statistically-oriented discussion that took place after the publication of social psychologist Daryl Bem's experiment showing that people on average were able to predict the outcome of future events. Wittmann also looks at the style of the arguments voiced by the critical side of the debate, and shows them to be more emotional than anything else. Like we said, heady stuff. And speaking of heads, remember how your grade two teacher seemed to have eyes in the back of hers? Morphic Resonance Demonstrated? Tests Show We Visually Process Things Behind Us. So you weren't imagining it. Researcher and parapsychologist Rupert Sheldrake has created a database of test results which, while crowd-sourced and therefore difficult to verify clinically, offer compelling data demonstrating that humans inherently possess an ability to sense their surroundings, physical sight notwithstanding. Put down that spitball Mr. Jones, unless you'd like to go to the principal's office...(CM)

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