Uhhh, is the above stuff (by samvado) true and correct? I have heard no negative news about James Randi, except by ‘psychics’ who rue his attention to their scams, and I have never heard of any ‘studies’ that statistically confirm (what the hell does that mean?) and prove beyond reasonable doubt that psychic phenomena is real.
No, it’s not correct. A lot of people find Randi to be rude or abrassive, but he most certainly hasn’t lost lawsuits of that nature by people who successfully passed his test. He’s won several lawsuits, though.
On Coast To Coast AM, they frequently have on this guy who claims to be a ‘remote viewer’, he supposedly worked for the CIA (but now makes his living selling RV lessons) and there are several ads from people who will teach you the trick for a large unrefundable fee, but for some reason, they cannot locate Osama bin Laden or new oil deposits or anything else where an impartial observer might agree something truly psychic had happened.
Anyway, is anything in samvado’s post true? I sincerely would like to know!
Of course, after the earthquakes and nuclear war that begins on 6 - 15 - 07, we are all going to feel so stupid!
Dan, so used to feeling stupid that it will be perfectly natural on 6 - 15
No, remote viewing does not work. Neither does psychic prophesy. When people talk about “the government” or “the CIA” using remote viewing, they are either talking about some kook’s claim or, sometimes, Project Stargate (no, not the show! ). Project Stargate was real, I’ll grant you that. They attempted many things in PS, including remote viewing. But, and most importantly, they shut the program down when it could provide zero usable data. It was a colossal waste of money and provided nothing useful.
As you noted: Why don’t they find Bin Laden, why didn’t they predict 9/11, or the recent college shooting, or any number of other things. They don’t because it doesn’t work. Every single time you hear of a “success” with, say, prophesy, it’s an “after the fact” assessment. “Oh, this guy said the bird would fly to the land of peace. He was obviously talking about the Eagle landing on the moon at Tranquility base.”