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Tue Dec 20, 2011, 08:52 PM

33. Are talking about the same guy?

 

Sheldrake does not outright refute and exclude anecdotal evidence about most common "Real Life" telepathic experiences (phone telepathy, sensing staring at back, animal telepathy etc), but devices simple and honest experiments to test those phenomena both as reliably as possible (also refining his methods according to constructive criticism from skeptics) and as "naturally" as possible.

I don't know what conclusions you refer to, AFAIK Sheldrake says that his experiments show undeniable effects, as they do under standard methodology which nobody is denying, which merit further study, but does not offer any conclusive explanations, only speculates that physicalist explanation could be found in the realm of 'quantum mind' hypothesis. He offers also a worthy caveat, "unless there is something peculiar with standard statistical math that we use", which is also possibility - especially given the Shnoll effect.

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