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Old 2018-01-11, 01:40   #1
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Do you believe in ESP?

Do you think there might be a chance that it exists?

Have you ever experienced it yourself?

I can remember 3 episodes of it that can be attributed to coincidence. But I lean towards the belief that we are indeed more than the sum of parts.

Episode 1. I shuffled a deck of 54 cards and tried to find 2 specific cards by going through the deck face down multiple times and eliminating all the other cards by "ESP". I tried it once and it worked once. A probability of 1 in 1431 trials.

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Old 2018-01-11, 01:58   #2
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Do you believe in ESP?

Do you think there might be a chance that it exists?

Have you ever experienced it yourself?

I can remember 3 episodes of it that can be attributed to coincidence. But I lean towards the belief that we are indeed more than the sum of parts.

Episode 1. I shuffled a deck of 54 cards and tried to find 2 specific cards by going through the deck face down multiple times and eliminating all the other cards by "ESP". I tried it once and it worked once. A probability of 1 in 1431 trials.
Ah, but was it a random shuffle. If not that may increase the odds.
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Old 2018-01-11, 02:06   #3
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Yes, multiple random shuffles done by myself. I wouldn't trick myself.
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Old 2018-01-11, 02:31   #4
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Yes, multiple random shuffles done by myself. I wouldn't trick myself.
Okay just wondering


And



Talk about what random shuffling is.
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Episode 1. I shuffled a deck of 54 cards and tried to find 2 specific cards by going through the deck face down multiple times and eliminating all the other cards by "ESP". I tried it once and it worked once. A probability of 1 in 1431 trials.
Do you think this is repeatable? I'd be prepared to wager a modest sum of money on the outcome of a few trials.
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Do you think this is repeatable? I'd be prepared to wager a modest sum of money on the outcome of a few trials.
I did this decades ago. I think I have only tried it one more time years later and, no it didn't work the second time. But I have 2 more episodes where I could see people move across the room during meditation with my eyes closed. When I opened my eyes, the movement were confirmed. These too could be considered coincidence, but like I said I would attribute it to the inner eye. I am by no means superstitious and consider the majority of the phenomena trickstery.
But there are some level of "spiritualism" even in quantum mechanics where observing an experiment affects it outcome.
Again I am the furthest thing from superstitious.
NASA never used number 13 after the Apollo 13, while my engineer colleagues in one of my old jobs thought that it was a terrible idea that I set the password to their server to 13^13.
Any hackers reading this, that server is long gone. I wonder what happened to it.

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Do you believe in ESP?

Do you think there might be a chance that it exists?

Have you ever experienced it yourself?
ESP definitely exists. Any x86 compatible CPU has an ESP register. I've used it myself. It is real.

But seriously, come up with some evidence. Don't just talk about things that can easily be explained by simply assuming that people's brain are flawed and that they can convince themselves of anything if they wish to. Hard evidence. Reliable evidence. Repeatable evidence. Can anyone show it?
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