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Old September 5 2008, 01:05 AM   #62
Lapis Exilis
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Re: Ripping the supernatural out of science fiction.

cynical dreamer wrote: View Post
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.
I would argue the same about any current scientific speculation regarding life on other planets. My point wasn't that the Ganzfeld experiment was particularly good, but that it was about as compelling as anything we have attempting to prove extraterrestrial life. Yet you accept the idea of alien life (something for which there are absolutely no scientific experiments or replicable data), and reject the idea of psychic phenomenon as plausible extrapolation of current scientific understanding.
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