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Patricia Does Mental Mediumship Experiment For The One Milli

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Patricia Does Mental Mediumship Experiment For The One Milli

Postby leo100 » 27 May 2009, 07:41

Recently an medium named Patricia apparently failed the test. Their are two possibilities here one she couldn't do what she claims she can do, we do know without a doubt many mediums are frauds, cold readers. However their are some that are genuine. Another possibility is that perhaps the data was altered some. The reason why i say this is because of a number of reasons.



1] He's the fellow who claimed that his own work invalidated Rupert Sheldrake's research on "pet telepathy," but when Wiseman's results were analyzed, they were found to match the same patterns Sheldrake had identified!

http://www.sheldrake.org/D&C/controvers ... n_psi.html

2] He was also one of the investigators in the thoroughly botched Natasha Demkina experiment.

http://www.skepticalinvestigations.org/ ... index.html

3] Here's a good takedown of Wiseman by Stephen Braude.

http://www.skepticalinvestigations.org/ ... seman.html

4] More articles critical of Wiseman can be found here

http://search.freefind.com/find.html?oq ... search=all
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Re: Patricia Does Mental Mediumship Experiment For The One Milli

Postby leo100 » 27 May 2009, 07:42

Then their is the other scientist who conducted that experiment on Patricia, called Professor Chris french

in The Skeptic, 14(4): "I am biased in my approach to evidence relating to the paranormal…..I make no claim to be a neutral assessor of the evidence". He takes the view that the on-going debate about the existence of psi "is more consistent with the notion that psi is a powerful illusion rather than the idea that it is real and we are making progress in understanding it".
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Re: Patricia Does Mental Mediumship Experiment For The One Milli

Postby Azrael » 23 Jul 2009, 18:41

leo100 wrote:Recently an medium named Patricia apparently failed the test. Their are two possibilities here one she couldn't do what she claims she can do, we do know without a doubt many mediums are frauds, cold readers. However their are some that are genuine.


Could you list the genuine mediums along with evidence to support your claim.
I'm always very skeptical of any situation where someone's notability hinges on their connection to another notable person
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