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Old 04-26-2016, 06:53 AM
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Originally Posted by naita View Post
It ranges from fringe science to pseudoscience. There's no reason to believe any previous or current claim isn't better explained by the multitude of ordinary psychological findings that have been solidly documented by people studying these claims with a more open mind. Eg. clairvoyance isn't about seeing the future, it's about remembering the hits and ignoring the misses, combined with changing the memory of a prediction to fit better with actual events after the fact, combined with overemphasising personal experience in the face of evidence your remarkable precognition is indistinguishable from what's expected from random chance in a population, and so on and so forth.
That's what I was gonna say. Eerie isn't it?