Is ESP real?

Discussion in 'Parapsychology' started by Magical Realist, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. Jan Ardena Valued Senior Member

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    The Case seems to think so, if there interest in Remote Viewing is anything to go by.

    Jan.
     
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  3. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    Eh? Who are "The Case" and what does the cheap parlour trick on Cliff Pickover's website have to do with them and/or remote viewing?

    Did you even look at the website that spidergoat linked?
     
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  5. Jan Ardena Valued Senior Member

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    Sorry I meant 'The CIA " (don't ask).

    A friend of mine does remote viewing. I have been trying to find out if it is real or not. So if spidergoat' s video disproves it, I will be interested to present that evidence to my friend.
    What number is spidergoat post?

    Jan.
     
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  7. origin In a democracy you deserve the leaders you elect. Valued Senior Member

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    First of all remote viewing is not a real thing. I bet you a nickel no matter what the video shows your friend will not believe that remote viewing is not real. I do not think your friend is lying, I would not be surprised at all to find that he really believe he can do it. I know a couple of psychics and a dowser who believe they can really do this stuff.

    Anyway just ask if you can run a test together for fun. Take a couple of big things like laptop computer and place them in different parts of your house and have him describe where he sees them. This is important, do NOT have him describe where the items are to you in real time, he may very well pick up clues (subconsciously) from your body language and expressions. Have him write down the locations as specifically as possible with you not in the room and then both of you go to your house to see if he was right

    I can just about guarantee that he will be baffled why he can't do it and will say there is something amiss this time.
     
  8. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    So you replied to my post without any comprehension of the context? Without any comprehension of what I was referring to?
    No wonder your post came across as a non sequitur.

    As to spidergoat's post... that would be the one above mine that you then replied to.
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  9. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    I can make people suffer or pleased.
     
  10. Jan Ardena Valued Senior Member

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    Chill out Sarkus, we're not discussing theism, atheism, God, or religion.

    Jan.
     
  11. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    And that absolves you from needing to understand the context of someone's post before you respond to it??? It doesn't matter what is being discussed, Jan, there are requirements for all discussions, no matter the topic, if they are to even have the chance of being above the nonsensical. You have singularly failed on one of the more obvious requirements: actually understanding the context of the comment you are responding to.

    As it is, rather than simply apologise and try to provide a more meaningful response than the current non sequitur you offered, you simply try to evade. Can't see why, unless apologies to you are like garlic to a vampire?
    And even when I asked whether or not you had seen the linked website, thereby giving you every chance to do so before you next responded, you again couldn't be bothered and simply made an assumption as to what it was.

    Your flagrant lack of forum etiquette isn't limited to matters of religion, I see.
     
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  12. Jan Ardena Valued Senior Member

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    Sarkus, the question is ''Is ESP Real?''
    My response was:'' The Case CIA seems to think so, if there interest in Remote Viewing is anything to go by.''
    So please just leave out the hostility.
    There is no need for us to be hostile in discussion.
    What do you say?

    I looked at that link, and I must say it was quite impressive. I haven't had a chance to look into how it's done as yet, but as I said it looks quite impressive. Do you know how remote viewing is supposed to happen?

    jan.
     
  13. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    The fact the spooks tested the idea doesn't mean they succeeded in remote viewing.
     
  14. Jan Ardena Valued Senior Member

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    What's more interesting?
    Finding out more about ESP, and how it could possibly be true?
    Or deciding it isn't true, and spend the rest of the thread blocking every suggestion?
    Would you be excited if it was true?

    jan.
     
  15. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    I prefer sanity to fantasy. The real world is more interesting than fairy tales.
     
  16. birch Valued Senior Member

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    sure. that's why you read this thread because reality (assumed) is so much more interesting to you. oh noes, it's because you are concerned for others, lest they fall into insanity. right.
     
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  17. birch Valued Senior Member

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    i must agree. good point.
     
  18. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    You are free to butt hurt.
     
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  20. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    I'm excited because it IS true. But not because it is some power I could use to my advantage. Rather, what does the existence of psychic abilities say about the nature of mind and reality---their interrelations, and the future evolution of mankind?
     
  21. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Yeah, it says things like "Damn, I'm gullible!!!"
     
  22. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Is that an unprovoked insult?
     
  23. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    You usually provoke insults, but in this case the "I'm" is a generic person.

    And saying someone is gullible could quite easily just be an observation, given the subject matter.
     

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