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Old 04-26-2016, 08:54 AM
Jackmannii Jackmannii is offline
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"The 150-year history of research on extrasensory perception (ESP) has been plagued by what might be termed a consistent inconsistency. As University of Oregon psychologist Ray Hyman points out, this body of literature has followed an all-too-familiar pattern. Seemingly promising and potentially exciting effects using a novel experimental paradigm are reported, only to fizzle out upon closer scrutiny. Each round of replication failures engenders a brief period of disillusionment and disenchantment, which sets the stage for concerted attempts to find a new and improved paradigm."