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Scientific Community: No Psychic Phenomena Yet Demonstrated

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Posted by John Morgan Powell on March 7, 2001 17:54:26 UTC

If you took a survey of the editors and contributors of scientific publications asking them whether "remote sensing by humans had been experimentally verified and published" the vast majority would vote "no, unless you mean in an unreliable journal". Why? Because they don't agree with you. The evidence, if any, is very weak. Where was the work published, in "Psychic Phenomena Journal"? The scientific community is not convinced.

It would be similar to stating: "The flat nature of the Earth has been experimentally verified and published". Yea in some flat-earth journal.

If psychic phenomena were reliably demonstrated then we'd stop seeing the scientific community rejecting it so much. James Randi, the magician supernatural debunker, has commented on "scientific" research methods of the supernatural. His experience suggests that when the stuff gets published it was because the scientists were not doing their job. Often they are given alcohol to drink before observing the demonstrations. James Randi has offered 1 million? dollars to anyone who can demonstrate psychic powers. If what you say is true, someone should collect, don't you think?

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