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We May All Be Psychic: Data From 14 Year Global Consciousness Study Released



Christopher O'Brien

Back in the Saddle Aginn
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Article HERE:

By Greg Newkirk
The original title of this post was going to “Highly Significant Data of 14 Year Global Consciousness Study Shows Evidence of Synchronicity”, but that was kind of a mouthful. Besides, I actually wanted people to read this, because the results of this study can’t really be understated: there is “highly significant” evidence that we may all be psychically linked.
Researchers for the Global Consciousness Study just released their data collected from August 1998 to this, the first month of 2013, and their findings, while nowhere near complete, show hugely significant evidence that we all may be far more connected than we think. The data (which can be read here), might be a little intimidating to make sense of at first, but here’s the basic gist of how it all works and what it all means:
14 years ago the creators of the Global Consciousness Project began placing random number generators all across the world. They call these generators “eggs”. As of now, there are around 60 of these eggs located in Europe, the US, Canada, India, Fiji, New Zealand, Japan, China, Russia, Brazil, Africa, Thailand, South America, and Australia. The purpose of these eggs is to constantly spit out random numbers. Meanwhile, devices are also spitting out “guesses” to what those random numbers could be. They call this the “expected randomness” and they’re figured using some crazy math I couldn’t possibly understand. The researchers then measure how often the random numbers and the guesses match.
So, to simplify things even further, imagine that each egg is flipping a coin and trying to guess the outcome. Each time they guess correctly, they consider it a “hit”. The eggs do this 100 times every second. You would expect that, with enough attempts, you’d break even at about 50/50, right? Well here’s where things get interesting..
The GCP has found that they start getting tons of hits, far more than pure chance should allow, coinciding with “global events”. For example, just hours before the first plane hit the towers on 9/11, researchers began noticing huge spikes in the number of hits received, an anomaly they first saw when Princess Diana died. These spikes continued to appear around airplane crashes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, and even events like the opening ceremony of the Olympics. Once this pattern began emerging they did what anyone would do: they started taking a closer look at the numbers surrounding global events, holidays, and tragedies. Rest of Article HERE:
 

5tomidnite

Paranormal Maven
I grasp the nature of the experiment but I don't know how to interpret the data. I've read about similar findings that suggest that living things are aware on at least on a global scale. I think looking for a reaction to stimuli rather than asking for divinations is a good bedrock to start "paranormal awareness" research on. Even with our known senses we can report what we perceive incorrectly.
 

S.R.L.

Paranormal Adept
This initial research was conceived , developed, and conducted thru Princeton U. PhD Robert Jahn, plasma physicist and former Professor of Aerospace Science, and Dean of the School of Engineering at Princeton University, headed the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research Lab, or “PEAR” project. During his aerospace career, Dr. Jahn developed propulsion systems in which are used in spacecraft to date. Initiated in 79', in 07' the “PEAR” project shuttered research, due to insufficient funding. Included, is a short clip in which describes the R&D along with findings.

This type of research is one reason why some are extremely interested in consciousness, and the role possibly played in the emergence of phenomena.

Here is something which some may consider noteworthy :

While there is a noticeable positive bias, it is not easy to see its significance. Yet the odds against chance of this mean shift over a database this size are about a trillion to one.

Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research



The interview below was conducted with noted consciousness researcher, Dr. Michael Persinger. Dr. Persingner claims to have discovered a telepathy link in lab experiments.12/16/09

89. “God Helmet” Inventor, Dr. Michael Persinger Discovers Telepathy Link in Lab Experiments | Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point
 

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