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http://www.sheldrake.org/research/sense-of-being-stared-at

I'm drawn to independent scientists.

For a long time I've been interested in Rupert Sheldrake's ideas. 

Many times I've looked and found someone staring at me or seen someone I know. I've always questioned these instances i.e. chance, just happened to be looking or looked at that moment.

However, recently I've been coin spotting (IRRO thread at other place) and when walking about the town I'm head down scanning for coins as opposed to looking around me.

The other day I looked up and don't know why and I saw a female acquaintance waving at me from the passenger seat of a car! Hmmm, it's got me thinking about it again.

Anyone else have a favourite independent scientist?

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Piers Corbyn is an interesting one. Makes me laugh that Jeremy's brother is one of the foremost climate change deniers and has made himself a very healthy living selling his weather forecasts into the bargain.

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55 minutes ago, Economic Exile said:

http://www.sheldrake.org/research/sense-of-being-stared-at

I'm drawn to independent scientists.

For a long time I've been interested in Rupert Sheldrake's ideas. 

Many times I've looked and found someone staring at me or seen someone I know. I've always questioned these instances i.e. chance, just happened to be looking or looked at that moment.

However, recently I've been coin spotting (IRRO thread at other place) and when walking about the town I'm head down scanning for coins as opposed to looking around me.

The other day I looked up and don't know why and I saw a female acquaintance waving at me from the passenger seat of a car! Hmmm, it's got me thinking about it again.

Anyone else have a favourite independent scientist?

Its an odds thing, think of all the times youve seen someone you know on a remote place. Like when I walked across a bridge in Cardiff and recognised someone I had last seen 20 years previously at a car club in Lancashire.  Incredible odds.

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55 minutes ago, Economic Exile said:

http://www.sheldrake.org/research/sense-of-being-stared-at

I'm drawn to independent scientists.

For a long time I've been interested in Rupert Sheldrake's ideas. 

Many times I've looked and found someone staring at me or seen someone I know. I've always questioned these instances i.e. chance, just happened to be looking or looked at that moment.

However, recently I've been coin spotting (IRRO thread at other place) and when walking about the town I'm head down scanning for coins as opposed to looking around me.

The other day I looked up and don't know why and I saw a female acquaintance waving at me from the passenger seat of a car! Hmmm, it's got me thinking about it again.

Anyone else have a favourite independent scientist?

Very interesting, I hadn't heard of him. I lean more to this way of thinking as I get older. Everything is connected and our thoughts and actions ripple out through the fabric of reality. Have a read about quantum entanglement if you really want to melt your mind.

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On 26/03/2017 at 23:22, whitevanman said:

Very interesting, I hadn't heard of him. I lean more to this way of thinking as I get older. Everything is connected and our thoughts and actions ripple out through the fabric of reality. Have a read about quantum entanglement if you really want to melt your mind.

Glad you found it interesting. Thanks for posting the video. I'm interested in Sheldrake's ideas but I also fancy him so always like to watch him and listen to him 😁

Anyway, today I was driving on the A75 in a long queue of traffic that kept speeding up a bit and slowing down because of a large load so I was paying strict attention to what was going on in front of me. During the journey I glanced to the right, why I do not know, and saw someone I know waving at me from their car. Normally I would notice a lot going on around me but because of the driving conditions I was looking ahead to stay safe. Hmmmm. His ideas keep me wondering!

I believe everything is connected and because conventional science can't explain consciousness, where memories are stored etc adequately I always like to hear alternative views.

My mind has already been melted by exploring the quantum world. Yes, mind boggling!

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Einstein's ideas were apparently hard to think about, for the woodenheads, that knew it all then, by running universities and walking around with a pompous clipboard!

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On 26/03/2017 at 23:20, The XYY Man said:

 

I'm still trying to decipher the collected-works of Professor Stanley Unwin...

 

 

XYY

Why about our very own Spy, his hetboard is clapttered!

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David Deutsch would be my favourite independent scientist today. From the past, the stories of Oliver Heaviside and George green are worth a read, both clearly geniuses. 

David Deutsch is worth a follow on Twitter. The Father of Quantum Computing, and willing to try and develop very original formulations of physics/ science, like Constructor Theory. 

 

 

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Sheldrake also did some experiments on "Do dogs know when their masters are leaving for home?" Owner received a randomly-generated [in time] message to set off, dogs were filmed all the day, film assessed by assessors who didn't know when the signal had been sent,etc.Got very significant results, IIRC. I remember going over to a kind of science-sceptical site in search of their thoughts about this, but found them fantastically smug and dismissive and over-confident that they "knew" the truth and that the experiments were wrong (though they couldn't really say why). 

 

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On 26/03/2017 at 22:23, Van Lady said:

http://www.sheldrake.org/research/sense-of-being-stared-at

I'm drawn to independent scientists.

For a long time I've been interested in Rupert Sheldrake's ideas. 

Many times I've looked and found someone staring at me or seen someone I know. I've always questioned these instances i.e. chance, just happened to be looking or looked at that moment.

However, recently I've been coin spotting (IRRO thread at other place) and when walking about the town I'm head down scanning for coins as opposed to looking around me.

The other day I looked up and don't know why and I saw a female acquaintance waving at me from the passenger seat of a car! Hmmm, it's got me thinking about it again.

Anyone else have a favourite independent scientist?

 

 

Modesty forbids

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40 minutes ago, Hopeful said:

 

 

Modesty forbids

I admire you as an independent scientist posting your views on this forum. I’ve always liked mavericks since I gained understanding of science and how it operates over the past 20 years. Thank you. 👍🏻

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7 hours ago, DocH said:

Sheldrake also did some experiments on "Do dogs know when their masters are leaving for home?" Owner received a randomly-generated [in time] message to set off, dogs were filmed all the day, film assessed by assessors who didn't know when the signal had been sent,etc.Got very significant results, IIRC. I remember going over to a kind of science-sceptical site in search of their thoughts about this, but found them fantastically smug and dismissive and over-confident that they "knew" the truth and that the experiments were wrong (though they couldn't really say why). 

 

Whilst I would love to believe that psychic powers exist - what fun - the fact we don't see them in nature is the dealbreaker for me.  we know that evolutionary pressure is intense and operates over millions of years to brutally weed out the less competitive.  Any animal able to sense it's prey mentally, or detect threats the same, would have a clear advantage, and we'd see hundreds of examples in the wild where animals used sixth sense to survive.  

We don't.

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On 26/03/2017 at 23:22, whitevanman said:

 

"you know like when you stare at someone and they turn round" actually no I dont, never had it happen a way that wasnt obviously pure chance.

Brain rotting nonsense, going to take a couple of hours of taleb or dawkins to wipe away the taint of just one minute of that tripe.

 

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