Has anyone heard of non-local perception?

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Has anyone heard of non-local perception?

Postby Avrils_GIRL on June 20th, 2017, 10:49 am 

Heya everyone, has anyone heard of non-local perception before? And have any thoughts on it? It seems scientists experimented with it and developed a method to describe objects "at a distance" back in the 70s and 80s, which received millions in government funding.

http://www.newsweek.com/2015/11/20/meet-former-pentagon-scientist-who-says-psychics-can-help-american-spies-393004.html

https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP96-00789R003300210001-2.pdf

Here's a short video explaining how it works:

https://www.facebook.com/TROIKARV/videos/263518090788427/

Curious on your thoughts! :)
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Re: Has anyone heard of non-local perception?

Postby wolfhnd on June 21st, 2017, 10:55 pm 

The government had no choice but to test if remote viewing was possible. If the results had been positive it is hard to believe the intelligence community would have abandoned the program.

The best evidence that the mind and brain are in some sense interchangeable is all around us. We all know people who go senile or suffer other forms of physical damage to the brain. It seems unlikely that physical damage to the brain would destroy an already developed mind if the mind was somehow separate from the brain. This pretty well destroys the spiritual conception of psychic abilities.

The possibility that the unconscious mind has access to sensor data that relatively infrequently rises to consciousness remains once the spiritual conception of psychic abilities is dismissed. The number of experiments that have been conducted would however indicate that if such a thing exist it is useless even with training.

Considering how difficult it is to dissuade people of even the most outlandish claims of religion it is unlikely that many believers in psychic abilities will abandon the sense of specialness that those beliefs afford them.

There are so many things that we can learn about ourselves by applying an evolutionary psychology lens that researching ESP seems a waste of time. I find that most people are sufficiently lacking in self awareness that even if you are a true believer in ESP you would be better off understanding how your feelings (instincts) influence you than developing dubious psychic abilities.
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