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January 26, 2004

Mindsight

Elayne Riggs linked to an interesting post about what UBC professor of psychology and computer science Ron Resnick calls Mindsight, otherwise known as "sixth sense." [via Michele at "You Will Anyway."] Resnick seems to be talking mostly about remote viewing.

Despite my interest in this subject, I remain skeptical. Longtime paranormal skeptic and senior research fellow for the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP) Joe Nickell investigated a notable remote viewing case about a drug smuggler nabbed after a CIA "remote viewer" pinpointed his location. The paranormal aspect of the case left much to be desired.

I've known about Nickell for years. I was downright embarrassed when I read his explanation for the Shroud of Turin. In retrospect, it is obvious that the image of a person's face that had been wrapped in cloth would be elongated widthwise, not depicted as a painting of a face as it appears on the shroud.

Posted on January 26, 2004 at 10:30 AM | Permalink

Comments

I think I'm going to disagree with both you and Michele that what Rensink talks about is actually remote viewing. I think it's more like "reptile brain or instinct.

Posted by: Elayne Riggs at Jan 26, 2004 2:56:50 PM