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Old 04-26-2016, 09:08 AM
Chronos Chronos is offline
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Quoth Machine Elf:

If someone thinks it might be telepathy, then why would it be so hard to study? If you block off all the senses, then the only remaining source of data transmission is extrasensory. If someone with a demonstrated ability to read the emotional state of another person can still reliably read the emotional state of another person under such conditions, then wow, we've really got something. If they can't, well then it seems clear that their perception was sensory, not extrasensory.
Thus illustrating my point exactly. If the ability disappears when the person is blindfolded and earplugged, but works when they have all their senses, then wow, we've still really got something. That kind of ability is really cool and interesting and absolutely worthy of more study. But when you set the stage with "this might be telepathy", then once people inevitably discover it's not telepathy, they lose interest.