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Random Number Generators and ESP

  1. Jul 4, 2008 #1


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    My explanation:
    1) statistical anomalies are to be expected, due to the law of big numbers.
    2) they're doing post-hoc predictions: "when statistical anomaly occurs => read the news and find the event"
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  3. Jul 5, 2008 #2
    What constitutes a "significant global event"?
    "that could conceivably be" seems I don't know... NOT very convincing.

    It also seems like a test for this could be possible, but won't happen. You'd have to launch some missiles at some villages or cities and see if anything gets picked up.
  4. Jul 5, 2008 #3


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  5. Jul 5, 2008 #4

    Ivan Seeking

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    Since there is no way to correlate events to observations, I am locking this. If these folks ever manage to make a predication or provide some logical evidence to show that these are anything more than random coincidences, we can pursue this further.
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