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Old September 5 2008, 12:46 AM   #60
cynical dreamer
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Re: Ripping the supernatural out of science fiction.

The Ganzfeld experiments were riddled with statistical errors as well as problems in replicating the results.

http://www.csicop.org/si/9603/claims.html
http://www.rso.cornell.edu/scitech/a...5sum/para.html
http://www.science-frontiers.com/sf089/sf089p15.htm
http://skepticwiki.org/index.php/Ganzfeld_experiments
http://www.dichotomistic.com/mind_re...0ganzfeld.html

It's an intriguing experiment, but until it can be replicated over and over it still doesn't mean much.

Meanwhile you've brought up an interesting subject - what is and isn't scientifically plausible in current tv SF, and where are people willing to suspend disbelief?
Which i hope is one that people will explore. This whole thread is meant to spark discussion on all of these types of issues in science fiction.
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