Wednesday, September 06, 2006


Glad to alert you to this story from Reuters, which describes a psychological study aimed at assessing the psychic powers of the human race.

"Each person in the trials was asked to give researchers names and phone numbers of four relatives or friends. These were then called at random and told to ring the subject who had to identify the caller before answering the phone.

"The hit rate was 45 percent, well above the 25 percent you would have expected," he told the annual meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. "The odds against this being a chance effect are 1,000 billion to one."

He said he found the same result with people being asked to name one of four people sending them an e-mail before it had landed."

I'm no statistician, and it may just be an amazing coincidence, but I was scratching my bollocks at the exact second I clicked on that link.

Such a stark confluence of pre-emptive thought and scientific praxis cannot be overlooked.

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