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(Live Science)   "Sixth sense?" Not so fast, Skippy   (livescience.com) divider line 15
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2014-01-19 05:11:42 AM
I'm not a proponent of "ESP", but this experiment is very narrow and flawed... I'd be happy with "still no proof either way" though...
 
2014-01-19 05:38:04 AM

Olo Manolo: this experiment is very narrow and flawed...


well...It had 48 test subjects, so I'll give you that it was narrow, but how was it flawed?

Olo Manolo: I'd be happy with "still no proof either way" though


there can never be proof "either way". the burden of proof is on those claiming ESP exists. you can't have "proof" it doesn't exist.
 
2014-01-19 06:01:09 AM
log_jammin:

well...It had 48 test subjects, so I'll give you that it was narrow, but how was it flawed?

Flawed in that "ESP" doesn't refer to being able to tell the difference between two pictures. I don't think even being able to state the differences between the pictures would point to "ESP",  good memory and awareness maybe...

there can never be proof "either way". the burden of proof is on those claiming ESP exists. you can't have "proof" it doesn't exist.

Correct, but stating that all accounts of "ESP" are just a case of having seen something you didn't realize you actually saw seems kinda like one guy had a hunch, and devised a test that would provide evidence towards that and that only, ignoring the fact that there are so many other facets/variables. What about the people that think they can tell when somebody is looking at them from behind? People that think they can tell how many people are in the next room? The girl from TFA that thought she knew when her friend had a wreck? People that think they knew a disaster was going to happen before it did?    Looking at two pictures doesn't come close to addressing those, and I'm not sure how the girl would have seen something that would lead her to think her friend wrecked elsewhere (unless maybe it happened on live tv and the girl didn't realize she caught it out of the corner of her eye...).
 
2014-01-19 06:20:14 AM
I think the only thing that's flawed here is your understanding of the study.
 
2014-01-19 06:56:36 AM

log_jammin: I think the only thing that's flawed here is your understanding of the study.


Is that so?

FTA:The team then showed 48 undergraduate students the first photo for 1.5 seconds, followed by a 1-second pause, before revealing the other photo. Participants then had to indicate if there were any differences between the photos and, if so, what those differences were. (The students could pick possible changes from a list.)
 
2014-01-19 06:57:58 AM

Olo Manolo: Is that so?


yes.
 
2014-01-19 07:18:16 AM
Dear Mr.  log_jammin,
     I regret to inform you you are fundamentalist materialist which equals a turd.
 
2014-01-19 07:19:42 AM
Find me one science article without the word 'may' in the synopsis.

I may be the world's greatest lover!
 
2014-01-19 07:26:04 AM

subtard: Dear Mr.  log_jammin,
     I regret to inform you you are fundamentalist materialist which equals a turd.


I *KNEW* you was going to say that.
 
2014-01-19 07:34:06 AM

log_jammin: Olo Manolo: Is that so?

yes.


Well I guess that settles that then... or something..
 
2014-01-19 07:35:16 AM
Go to your desk. Get the pack of cards out of the bottom-left drawer. Shuffle it as many times as you want. Flip over the top card.

It's the seven of clubs.

Pretty weird, huh? Can't explain that, can you?
 
2014-01-19 07:36:21 AM

DrPainMD: Go to your desk. Get the pack of cards out of the bottom-left drawer. Shuffle it as many times as you want. Flip over the top card.

It's the seven of clubs.

Pretty weird, huh? Can't explain that, can you?


 magnets?
 
2014-01-19 07:41:29 AM
I thought the 6th sense was our pee/poo sense, then our sense of balance.
 
2014-01-19 07:49:21 AM

log_jammin: I *KNEW* you was going to say that.


It's because you are a cross between Jeanne Dixon and Madame Blavatsky which equals totally awesome.
 
2014-01-19 07:54:54 AM

DrPainMD: Go to your desk. Get the pack of cards out of the bottom-left drawer. Shuffle it as many times as you want. Flip over the top card.

It's the seven of clubs.

Pretty weird, huh? Can't explain that, can you?


Tonight is when you send out the letters to your remaining 500 recipients asking for $1000 to get your Superb Owl prediction. Sure, you started with 50,000 recipients, but the whole thing was built to lose half it's pool each week.
 
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