Dear me. It's so predictable.
According to an article in the New Scientist1, a highly respected psychologist has done experiments that reveal a slight ability to 'feel the future' (as in precognition).
"A year ago ... Daryl Bem, a well-respected psychologist at Cornell University, New York, reported some positive (precognition) results in the Journal of Personal and Social Psychology (vol 100, p407). 'When Daryl speaks, we listen,' says Jeff Galak, of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania."
The article details the experiments, revealing that people will make choices of pictures, words or objects that -- more often than chance -- will be of those that later had been pre-arranged to be presented to them.
What is interesting about the article is not the experimental evidence itself. That's a done deal many times over. Princeton's PEAR laboratories had around 30 years of consistent research to confirm mind-matter and precognitive abilities, before it closed up shop, citing no need to continue because ...
The enormous databases produced by PEAR provide clear evidence that human thought and emotion can produce measureable influences on physical reality. The researchers have also developed several theoretical models that attempt to accommodate the empirical results, which cannot be explained by any currently recognized scientific model.
And of course "not mentioning" Wheeler's Delayed Choice experiments showing a much more substantial experimental basis within deep reality of future influences effecting the past (or more correctly, present choices effecting which past is experienced).
No, what was interesting is the back-pedalling by all sorts of commentators, who dismissed the evidence.
Uhm, "cough" ... if future probabilities are not in some sense connected to our present, how do we ever get to experience it.
Besides, we know that the wave associated with all matter and energy is the 'pre-physical' potentials of that which becomes realised (physical).
But again, none of this is particularly surprising ... scientists will continue to push their "we're perfectly disconnected, so we can't know, so we can blame 'out there' and not take responsibility for the world we experience."
And that is a travesty of modern science, and arguably a far worse travesty than the abuse by the church in Galileo's time.
- The travesty of modern science
- The modern superstitions of science and religion
- Proof of the impossibility of physical movement
- 1. Bob Holmes, "Feeling the future", New Scientist, newscientist.com/issue/2847