Whether or not these phenomena are real or not - seems to me, the "money shot" in paranormal study isnt dramatic, obvious telekinesis or something like that but very small effects, with large population numbers, that result in overall statistically significant results, like the MIT study on influencing random numbers. Microkinesis, telepathy, influencing random numbers - if its possible, large populations with small but statistically significant effects seems to obvious way to go. If such studies could be performed, and then replicated multiple times, it would open the path to more specific studies, in attempt to understand whatever the mechanism or law is. The main problem with studies by skeptics, is they expect gross, obvious and consistant results, often from individuals. But this doesnt match what has been studied so far in this feild, which suggest that these effects are subtle, even on the individual event level, unreliable. If this phenomena exists, there is probably a host of unknown variables. So if these phenomena exist, or not, the intelligent way to study them is as with any subtle phenomena - stack the numbers and study so that you can detect it outside a margin of error. That involves numbers of subjects, statistics and micro level influence (like micro-tk, low level telepathy, and random outcome infuencing). The question is, does anyone know of any studies, past, present or future, that attempt to take this larger study methadology, like the MIT study?