- Oct 17, 2003
It's not inconceivable, afterall, thoughts are electrochemical pulses and the whole reason an EEG works is because of this.The phrase "we're on the same wavelength" may be more than just a friendly saying: A new study by University of California, Berkeley, researchers shows that bats' brain activity is literally in sync when bats engage in social behaviors like grooming, fighting or sniffing each other.phys.org
If bats can sync brainwaves, humans can sync brainwaves. If humans can sync brainwaves, then it's plausible that the syncing would serve as a communication medium, ergo ESP as a concept now has a scientific basis.
Score one for the woo merchants.
Brain cells have also shown to contain quantum tubules, so once again it is conceivable.
In some way, I think people are unfair, wanting psychic abilities to be as reliable as a calculator and just as predictable.
However, there are 3 parts that lend some credence to the woo merchants
1) Where there's smoke there's probably fire. This kind of worldwide spread of people who claim to be able to do so must have had its origins in something, likely true.
2) Some of them have been more right than just random chance can account for.
3) Being careful of the Fallacy fallacy, any technology sufficiently advanced or unexplained will seem like magic to the layman.
I concede it is possible and possibly even likely but I think that if it does exist, we've made it socially unacceptable to be so.... based on the large number of people that so easily try and label it as "woo woo" and more than likely actively bred it out of society?