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"It took eight years and nine experiments with more 1,000 participants, but the results offer evidence that humans have some ability to anticipate the future.

"Of the various forms of ESP or psi, as we call it, precognition has always most intrigued me because it's the most magical," said Daryl Bem, professor of psychology emeritus, whose study will be published in the American Psychological Association's Journal of Personality and Social Psychology sometime next year.

"It most violates our notion of how the physical world works. The phenomena of modern quantum physics are just as mind-boggling, but they are so technical that most non-physicists don't know about them," said Bem, who studied physics before becoming a psychologist.

Publishing on this topic has gladdened the hearts of psi researchers but stumped doubting social psychologists, who cannot fault Bem's mainstream and widely accepted methodology. Bem became interested in the scientific study of psi (unexplained processes of information or energy transfer) when he was asked to find methodological flaws in one psi researcher's successful extrasensory perception studies -- and couldn't."
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Re: Study showing that humans have some psychic powers caps Daryl Bem's career
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2010, 11:39:46 AM »
This is last month's news. There have already been studies overturning this one.

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Re: Study showing that humans have some psychic powers caps Daryl Bem's career
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2010, 12:22:16 PM »
This is last month's news. There have already been studies overturning this one.
Here's one critique.
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Re: Study showing that humans have some psychic powers caps Daryl Bem's career
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2010, 09:37:50 PM »
I think this study shows why he is professor emeritus
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