Discussions about Psychics and Psychic Phenomena, Extra Sensory Perception, Telepathy, Psi, Clairvoyancy, 6th Sense, Psychokinesis, etc.
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Are they left over hard wiring of the brain from back when we were evolving while trying to survive in a dangerous world? And why are some people so gifted to still have these abilities while others have none?
I think its from hard wiring since a lot of these ancient abilities still exist in some of us today. But if so, and these important abilities that were so vital to our survival back then, why do they still exist in only some of us?
So if this is true, that a lot of us have a more heightened awareness (psychic abilities) at and just after birth, why do they fade away in the first few years of life? I wonder if our present day environment does not need these abilities (to survive) and are soon lost, which would explain why most of us have no control over them or never keep them active into older years. Or could it be that we all have these abilities but choose to ignore them most of the time?
Myself, I do have some experiences that could be called psychic but they seem to come out of the blue and not when I want them to.
That's actually a very interesting point you make Ninja. Is a bird building a nest considered an instinct, psychic phenomenon, both or neither?
Since I'm not a bird I can't really answer that question from a personal experience.
Well then Ninja, would you have an example of an human instinct?
I wouldn't consider either of those hard wired, more like something that can develop.
Hmmmm....... I dare say that women might observe the occasional experience of human instinct better than the average male? Some of the things that happen during pregnancy would be a good example. Specifically what is called nesting (cleaning like a mofo just before the baby is due). It's not really known if that the need to clean is caused by the due date being hours away or if the desire to clean causes the body to go into contractions.
Then there is always women's intuition as an example but that subject would take us around and around as usual.
I wonder if it's a thing that 'social animals' like people who cluster together for survival developed. Like a biological wifi. But dogs etc could have similar abilities. Or is it something only Homo sapiens possesses?
Perhaps it's a throwback to a time when book smarts didn't exist.
Birds nesting etc is part of the hardwiring of bird species - these are instincts for want of a better word. Similarly other species have hardwired habits or instincts. Phobias such as fear of heights, snakes, spiders, water, etc etc are also hardwired 'collective unconsciousness' instincts in all of us, and many are shared with our closest relative the chimpanzee to some extent. Phobias are all generally protective against some unpleasant outcome to our species, and spiders and snakes are particularly problematic in a jungle setting where we evolved. Ditto fear of things with sharp teeth. Note many young children are phobic about dogs instinctively, and gradually 'grow out of it' or overcome it. This is because dogs are large predators deriving from wolves, as large as the child, and they are hardwired to be afraid of such things as infants and small children are particularly vulnerable to being taken. Fear of heights and water etc is obviously protective.
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