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Rupert Sheldrake Lecture - The Sense of Being Stared At

Postby Scepcop » 04 Sep 2009, 21:37

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Rupert Sheldrake is a British former biochemist and plant physiologist who now researches and writes on parapsychology and other controversial subjects. His books and papers stem from his theory of morphic resonance, and cover topics such as animal and plant development and behaviour, memory, telepathy and perception.

In 2003, Sheldrake published The Sense of Being Stared At on the psychic staring effect, including an experiment where blindfolded subjects guessed whether persons were staring at them or at another target. He reported that, in tens of thousands of trials, the scores were consistently above chance (60%) when the subject was being stared at, but only 50% (random chance) when the subject was not being stared at. This suggested a weak sense of being stared at but no sense of not being stared at. He also claimed that these experiments were widely repeated, in schools in Connecticut and Toronto and a science museum in Amsterdam, with consistent results.





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Re: Rupert Sheldrake Lecture - The Sense of Being Stared At

Postby ciscop » 05 Sep 2009, 00:53

hahahaha
i remember this thing when i was in grammar school
we often played that on the bus
¨lets make him turn back¨


of course
it didnt worked all the time
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Re: Rupert Sheldrake Lecture - The Sense of Being Stared At

Postby highflyertoo » 08 Sep 2009, 14:47

Why is it that other scientists refuse to recognize Rupert's studies. Rupert has been to Cambridge and Harvard Universities.

Even if there's small amount of evidence signifying the paranormal, isn't that a scientific break through?

So what are mainstream scienctists afraid of? Losing their sponsors?
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Re: Rupert Sheldrake Lecture - The Sense of Being Stared At

Postby ProfWag » 08 Sep 2009, 22:22

highflyertoo wrote:Even if there's small amount of evidence signifying the paranormal, isn't that a scientific break through?


Maybe, but it won't get much credance until the evidence is peer reviewed and replicated.
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