Thursday, July 20, 2006

What the Hetts?! #8: ESP Tests

Well, this story on Slashdot is certainly interesting, if nothing else. I actually followed the links a bit on this one and found the original story that their original story was based on. Basically, they were testing people in a "scientfic" manner for telepathy.

The gist of it is that they put people in different rooms and had them do this virtual reality thing where they had to pick a certain object in the room and try to "transmit" it to another person in another room. The other person in the other room then had to try and figure out which object was being "transmitted." Quite an interesting experiment, to say the least, but it makes me wonder why people are even testing this.

I really don't know exactly how "scientific" the method is, but on the surface I'm quite skeptical of how much so it can be by the nature of what they're testing for.

"What the hetts?!"

1 comment:

nana said...

interesting. that was an old Perry Mason TV show. we'll talk more some time.