A poster to another Thread claims that he has telepathic abilities. I am interested in opinions, especially from those who agree with the notion that some people have such abilities. Do whose with the ability have both transmitter & receiver capabilities? Can a person with receiver ability read the thoughts of a person with no telepathic ability? Does the effect propagate in a particular direction similar to light from a laser? Does it propagate spherically similar to light from an ordinary light bulb? Can the transmitter direct communication to one particular receiver, not allowing others to know what is being sent? Does signal strength fall off with distance between transmitter & receiver? If so, does it fall off linearly, does it decrease in proportion to the square of the distance, or is there some other relationship between decrease & distance? If a large random group of people are measured or tested & the data plotted, the result is usually similar to a Normal distribution (Id est: A bell shaped curve), although some plots are skewed rather than symmetrical around the mean value. I am considering characteristics like height, ability to score on various types of tests, strength, running ability, jumping ability, et cetera. If Telepathic ability is measured would the results plot similarly or would there be some with the ability & others without the ability? How is data transmitted? Via electromagnetic signals? Mediated by currently unknown particles? Has anyone tried to measure the energy (if any) expended by the sender? Is there any type of shielding which would prevent the sending of data telepathically? Id est: Sender is surrounded by lead, steel, or other material; There is a magnetic field surrounding sender. Are there any characteristics not suggested by the above?