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About the James Randi Million dollar challenge

There’s been a lot of talk about James Randi’s Million dollar challenge. In this challenge, Randi promises a prize of one million dollars to anyone proving his paranormal abilities. Skeptics of anything paranormal use the fact that no one got the prize that they are right and nothing paranormal exists all claiming otherwise are either misguided or frauds. I’ve written about Randi before in James Randi attacks Uri Geller again. Some good write-ups about Randi’s prize are available from these sources: Michael Prescott’s blog – Prescott posted a series of article’s about Randi’s challenge. You can read his posts in The challenge, part one and in The challenge, part two. In these posts Michael Prescott reviews the FAQ of the JREF Million Dollar Challenge. JREF stands for James Randi Educational Foundation. One of the things going against the challenge is that it’s hard to apply and to get to the part where you actually have to prove something. In the review of the FAQ Prescott shows various parts of the challenge that demonstrate the nature of the prize offer, where some claims are not even considered because they are being pre-decided as being false claims. Read those posts. PsiPog’s founder Sean (aka Peebrain) wrote about his try to take and win the million dollars. Sean describes how his question about the nature of the Million dollars (offered in some...

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Spoon bending evidence by Dean Radin

About a month ago I wrote an article about spoon bending. In that article I wrote about my inquiries about Uri Geller from the people I interviewed and also about Jack Houck’s PK parties, which many people have attended. I then provided evidence in favor of spoon bending from two known persons: writer Michael Crichton and Dick Sutphen who both attended a PK party. I don’t know how but I’ve missed one other credible person, namely Dr. Dean Radin. Dr. Radin is head scientist of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and leads a lot of research about consciousness. As it appears, Dr. Radin himself was to a PK party and has successfully bent the bowl of a silver spoon. He published his story and the photos on his personal website. There’s also some discussion about this on his blog. Here’s excerpt of what Dr. Dean Radin writes of his experience: After 5 minutes of intently watching the woman attempting to bend a similar spoon, to my surprise my spoon started to bend! In accordance with previous claims I had read, the bowl momentary felt like putty, and I easily pinched the bowl over as shown. It immediately hardened up, and it felt cold throughout. I used a thumb and one finger to make this bend, with hardly any force. I immediately checked my fingers for noticeable marks after the...

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Spoon bending

Update: see also my later article “Spoon bending evidence by Dean Radin” for more credible evidence of spoon bending. Spoon bending is a popular topics in the world of parapsychology or paranormal in general and in the field of psychokinesis (PK) in particular. Spoon bending refers to the alleged phenomena when people can bend spoons, forks and other similar objects with little to no force, making some very intriguing forms of them. I first heard of this a long time ago but have never actually witnessed it. I have tried somewhat (without getting special instruction) but without success. Nevertheless, there are some very interesting sites with interesting stories about spoon bending. Of course, one of the more known persons having done spoon bending is the famous Uri Geller. Uri has been performing this a long time ago. There are many skeptics that designate him as a fraud but some people that I respect their opinion find much of his claims genuine. I’ve had asked in my interview with Jeffrey Mishlove, who has a Ph.D. in parapsychology and who worked with Uri Geller in the beginning of his career. Another person whom I respect is Cynthia Sue Larson, the founder of the Reality Shifters website. I’ve also interviewed her and asked about Geller. Here’s what she answered me: I hand-selected the spoon that I brought for Uri Geller to bend,...

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Using geiger counter to detect psi

A Geiger counter, also called a Geiger-Müller counter, measures ionizing radiation._ (from wikipedia.org) Sean Connelly (Peebrain), the guy behind the great psionics site PsiPog.net writes on his blog about experiments with a geiger counter to detect psi activity. On his weblog he describes the repeatable results he and his friends have had with geiger counter readings being affected by some forms of psi: Erik first reproduced his experiment, but this time with me watching, so I could see how it was setup. Over his webcam, he showed me his geiger counter, transducer, and oscilloscope. First, I tried to get the geiger counter to go crazy, like he described JoeT doing it. I failed. Roy tried. He failed. So finally we invited JoeT to do it again… The average detection range for a geiger counter sitting in a normal room is anywhere from 8 to 25 counts per minute (CPM)… and it’ll usually average between 12 and 15. When JoeT focused on it, he got the counter to max out at 47 CPM. Very significant. I went to look if this indeed was unique… Apparently not. Looking for the information I’ve arrived again to the Uri Geller’s site and one of the pages describes how he was tested in a laboratory conditions, also trying toinfluence a geiger counter. Uri Geller was able to bring this thing to a 1000! count,...

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Teleportation research study document

Several days ago I’ve come across a document called “Teleportation Physics Study”. This is a real research paper released into the public domain. The research was done by Eric Davis of Warp Drive Metrics, and funded by the US Air Force, specifically Air Force Research Laboratory (AFMC) at Edwards AFB. It was performed in 2004. The purpose of the study: “This study was tasked with the purpose of collecting information describing the teleportation of material objects , providing a description of teleportation as it occurs in physics, its theoretical and experimental status, and a projection of potential applications. The study also consisted of a search for teleportation phenomena occurring naturally or under laboratory conditions that can be assembled into a model describing the conditions required to accomplish the transfer of objects.” The study deals with about 5 types of teleportation, from science fiction to psychokinesis (PK). Of course, i got interested with the PK teleportation, or p-Teleportation as it is called in the document. This section on p-Teleportation, starting from page 55 in the paper describes, among other things various researches held in other countries, especially in Peoples Republic of China (PRC) under strict scientific conditions. I was amazed by the scale of these studies and the fact that I haven’t heard about them earlier. Here are some quotes: “One of the more interesting examples of controlled experiments with...

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