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#1 Old 05-12-2007, 10:35 AM
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Fascinating article about the validity of premonitions:



http://www.redorbit.com/news/science...ure/index.html
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#2 Old 05-12-2007, 10:51 AM
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well i didnt have time to read it all. but this is interesting
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i don't believe it. yeah, listen to your dreams and instincts and hunches, usually those lead you in the right direction, but i doubt we can 'predict' the future. the people they were talking about weren't 'prediciting' the future, they had no idea what the 'future' was going to be, they just felt weird and went with a hunch. to me predicting the future should be left up to insurance agents, witches and magicians.

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It is interesting. I personally believe that all time is an illusion, so this isn't too far off of what I have always thought.

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>>I personally believe that all time is an illusion>>



I like entertaining this idea. But I have to ask, by what conditions is this illusion brought into being?



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My friend sent me the link to this when it first came out.

It all seems a bit too coincidental to me.

of COURSE people are going to report bad gut feelings after an event. lets see them before. interview someone every day for ten years and see if it correlates really. noones going to come forward if nothing happens.



also, for the experiment they set up.

was the researcher in the room?

people are amazing at reading body language, more than they know. the researcher mightve given hints without knowing it. what statistic procedures were used to come to this conclusion - what significance? etc etc

id like to see the proper research report it could be veeerrry flawed - of course once its published newspapers and sites dont listen to the bad points. hell, thereve been cases where researchers were found to invent all thier results and make up names of researcher colleagues. (spot whos had to critique a lot of research haha)



"The scientist Ed Cox found that trains 'destined' to crash carried far fewer people than they did normally."

So many times ive been on a train and the only passenger in a carriage, that mean everyone else thought it was going to crash and i was almost killed?

Averages are a really poor guideline to how things should be but are frequently used in research.



Source: Daily Mail. that says it all.
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>>I personally believe that all time is an illusion>>



I like entertaining this idea. But I have to ask, by what conditions is this illusion brought into being?



ebola



I have no idea how to describe the physics behind it. For me, it's more of a spiritual notion- the idea of maya (illusion), but I have read some quantum physics material that seems to support the idea (don't ask me where, when or to site sources.... I have absolutely no idea.



I love thinking about it though

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I too, on occasion, entertain the notion of time as being an illusion.



Though I'm more interested in what time is as well as it's properties, etc, rather than focusing on the notion that it is an illusion.



Although I think the article is just bunk, it's not science.

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