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BPS: 'Will The Debate About ‘Psi’ Ever Be Settled?'

Paul_Exeter

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Personally I do believe in telepathy under certain circumstances as I know people it has happened to (but not so sure about mediums etc) so found this article informative and balanced:

"Telepathy and precognition: could they be real? Some sceptics claim that such ‘psi phenomena’ cannot possibly exist because they contravene the laws of science. Any apparent evidence for them must be the result of factors such as fraud, coincidence, poor experimental design or questionable research practices. However, psi researchers continue to perform rigorous experiments (although perhaps not as often as they might like, due to a lack of funding) and often report significant positive results. And so the scientific debate continues, as it has for decades."

https://www.bps.org.uk/psychologist/will-debate-about-psi-ever-be-settled
 
Curious South African time-loss incident from the blog comments;

"It was 1960 and I was 19 years old. I was into motor racing and rallying at the time. My friend had a VW beetle and we decided to enter the Dunlop Round Rhodesia Rally. (This was in the old Rhodesia (Africa) The start was in Bulawayo some 300 miles from where we were in Salisbury. As it started at about 8 PM we left around 1 or 2 PM as it would take at least 3 hours maybe more. We had only travelled about 50 miles or so and were going down a slight downhill with some hills and lots of bush. I distinctly remember looking up and seeing something large travelling at high speed straight towards us and I remember saying, what the hell is that. The next moment we were arriving in Bulawayo and it was about 6PM and dark."

https://paranormalist.com/missing-time-experience/

There are several more such strange incidents from other people in these comments
 
Personally I do believe in telepathy under certain circumstances as I know people it has happened to (but not so sure about mediums etc) so found this article informative and balanced:

"Telepathy and precognition: could they be real? Some sceptics claim that such ‘psi phenomena’ cannot possibly exist because they contravene the laws of science. Any apparent evidence for them must be the result of factors such as fraud, coincidence, poor experimental design or questionable research practices. However, psi researchers continue to perform rigorous experiments (although perhaps not as often as they might like, due to a lack of funding) and often report significant positive results. And so the scientific debate continues, as it has for decades."

https://www.bps.org.uk/psychologist/will-debate-about-psi-ever-be-settled
I have never been able to explain this;
https://forums.forteana.org/index.p...rom-everyday-people.45034/page-9#post-2185073
 
Curious South African time-loss incident from the blog comments;

"It was 1960 and I was 19 years old. I was into motor racing and rallying at the time. My friend had a VW beetle and we decided to enter the Dunlop Round Rhodesia Rally. (This was in the old Rhodesia (Africa) The start was in Bulawayo some 300 miles from where we were in Salisbury. As it started at about 8 PM we left around 1 or 2 PM as it would take at least 3 hours maybe more. We had only travelled about 50 miles or so and were going down a slight downhill with some hills and lots of bush. I distinctly remember looking up and seeing something large travelling at high speed straight towards us and I remember saying, what the hell is that. The next moment we were arriving in Bulawayo and it was about 6PM and dark."

https://paranormalist.com/missing-time-experience/

There are several more such strange incidents from other people in these comments
Oops, that was the wrong thread.

The Mysterious Universe podcast is back to what it does best and last night I caught up with this excellent episode:

""Why do we possess the traits we do? Why do we look and act the way we do? Is genetics the answer? The entire concept of genes explaining who and why we are didn't hold as well as it once had. There has to be something else, and that something else might be akin to the theories of morphic fields proposed by the groundbreaking scientist Rupert Sheldrake. We discuss concepts such as presentiment, extraordinary knowledge, telepathy, and much more as we delve into the strangest aspects of morphic fields and consider how they may address some of the questions about what it means to be a human being""

It includes the 1943 tale of the parrot in Leipzig who could predict in advance that the Allies would be bombing the city:

https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2024/03/31.10-MU-Podcast-The-Hidden-Field/

 
Personally I do believe in telepathy under certain circumstances as I know people it has happened to (but not so sure about mediums etc) so found this article informative and balanced:

"Telepathy and precognition: could they be real? Some sceptics claim that such ‘psi phenomena’ cannot possibly exist because they contravene the laws of science. Any apparent evidence for them must be the result of factors such as fraud, coincidence, poor experimental design or questionable research practices. However, psi researchers continue to perform rigorous experiments (although perhaps not as often as they might like, due to a lack of funding) and often report significant positive results. And so the scientific debate continues, as it has for decades."

https://www.bps.org.uk/psychologist/will-debate-about-psi-ever-be-settled
To be truly scientific, shouldn't that article intro read 'they contravene the laws of science as we currently understand them.'? Doesn't this just fall into the Victorian trap of 'we know everything there is to know'?

Like the new avatar, @Paul_Exeter.
 
To be truly scientific, shouldn't that article intro read 'they contravene the laws of science as we currently understand them.'? Doesn't this just fall into the Victorian trap of 'we know everything there is to know'?

Like the new avatar, @Paul_Exeter.
Thanks, I felt the Barney Hill alien looked a bit more "Justified & Ancient" than an angry youth with a bad nicotine habit...
 

'Will The Debate About ‘Psi’ Ever Be Settled?'​


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