Where was Wiseman? Trial 3 Answer

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So, the five possible locations were…

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and the actual location was…

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and here is a little picture of my good self there this afternoon…

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As ever, thanks to everyone who took part. Fourth and final trial tomorrow and then results out next Thursday.

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94 comments on “Where was Wiseman? Trial 3 Answer

  1. Draven says:

    Damn, thats my 0/3 blown. I got that one right lol

  2. 0/3 so far. i have to get 1 before the end of the week.

    Excellent choice of t-shirt by the way. I hope you are on the Skeptics Guide again soon to talk about this experiment, your interviews are always enjoyable.

  3. uksceptic says:

    Got that one wrong. Thats 1/2

    Love the T-Shirt Richard!

  4. Venom says:

    Hello,

    Wrong AGAIN! Dam it! LOL

    With skepticality,

  5. Jeff says:

    Well I completely missed that one. The whole time I was seeing a library or school.

  6. jeremynebraska says:

    i’m wrong, again. 🙂
    tomorrow’s another day!

  7. Siajam says:

    yay, another one! this is getting weird – i really didn’t expect to get any.

  8. elDamo says:

    woo-hoo – nailed it with:

    ‘Almost cubist fractals, but think it’s light scattering through branches/leaves. In a wood?’. Could’ve equally been A, but C definitely fitted my vision beter.

    1/3 – I must be highly psycho.

  9. mer0ve says:

    was this picture there?
    cant remember seeing this?
    i was totally wrong today

  10. madge says:

    I washed my mojo last night and now I can’t do a thing with it.I was so far off. Still if you ignore my two misses and only count my one hit I reckon that still makes me sighkick (that is how it works right?)

  11. Karen says:

    OMG. I was spot-on with everything. Stunned. Maybe I should have played the first two as well?

  12. Sally says:

    I saw traffic and transportation, and chose ‘D’.
    Wonder: where is the “correct” photo taken? (what is the structure?)

  13. Mollyhicks says:

    can i ask what that thing is?

  14. foolfodder says:

    What sort of building is that attached to?

    • Richard Wiseman says:

      It is part of a long canopy that goes to an entertainment complex, dominated by a cinema.

    • foolfodder says:

      Is there a reason not to have a more complete picture of the location? Say a panoramic image or something. Maybe some psychics are getting images of the view in the opposite direction to the way the camera is pointed.

  15. Damo says:

    Ah well, turns out I’m not psychic after all. Like mer0ve I don’t remember seeing this picture in the options though?!

  16. Amethys09 says:

    Oh blimey…wrong again!

  17. Amethyst09 says:

    spelt my name wrong on last post..oops

  18. Kevin says:

    I sort of had a feeling of being a little overwhelmed. I’m not sure if that’s relevant to this location, or just the pressure to get the right answer. 🙂

  19. Christopher says:

    Argh, that was my second choice. I’d envisioned some sort of inverted teardrop shape but since the big curve on D was oriented more like I’d imagined, I picked it instead.

  20. Dominic says:

    is it near the beach or water?

  21. Ange1ina says:

    I got triangles, angles and points, but that could have applied to any of A, C and E.

  22. Hester says:

    I swear i saw something like that, said tipitent but could not make a-nything of it…does having all 4 attempts wrong mean something either…probability wise? 😉

  23. Alejandro núñez says:

    Your Skeptics Guide to the
    Universe t-shirt blocked my psychic powers

  24. Jarak says:

    Yay, I am clearly only psychic on Mondays and Thursdays 😕

  25. DeWayneinSD says:

    Hmm 2/3

    I saw a tunnel and felt claustrophobic and chose A.

  26. yesica says:

    nailed it! 😀

  27. Heidi says:

    Well, did you at least pass by the cemetery on the way! lol

  28. David says:

    This was fun. This is the first time I did your experiment. And I was thinking about you around 0945 EST, about 1445 UK time, and I had a picture of a ferris wheel in my head against a blue sky. It wouldn’t leave. And before I visited your site today, to choose my answer, I thought that I would just pick the picture that looked most like a ferris wheel, so I chose picture C.

  29. Hels says:

    Dammit! I accidentally thought of a supermarket trolly at about 11am, then couldn’t think of anything else. I’m STILL thinking about it now!

    I’m starting to think I might not be psychic.

  30. Goldfysh says:

    Maybe Damo and Mer0ve are so sceptical they actually became anti-psychic and blocked out the true answer? 🙂

    None of the pictures really fitted my impressions but A was the closest, this is the first time I’ve been home at 3 to take part so have no track record.

    I am enjoying the psychology of the reactions, especially the ‘more sceptic than thou’ stuff 🙂

  31. claire says:

    i got nothing like that at all but i do wonder about the fact that it was unidentifiable by the picture. but maybe not, i dunno.

    oh well! i would have been miles out by what i said anyway – which was basically a wide open space, lots of grey and i had the feeling it was wet – either rain or the sea or a lake. did not envisage such a lovely blue sky either!

  32. Sonja says:

    Hilarious. I really expected I would be right (at least 2/3)….but no…I kinda overestimated myself….

  33. Hi I feel this is a enjoyable experiment, but a little bit like asking monkeys to perform acts, has any of the science/sceptics ever spent time learning how the 6th sense actualy works? I know this, two years ago i never had any interest in psychic/spiritual stuff and over those two years i have had to learn and develop this sense or abilty myself, and one thing i do know is this, it is about understanding and interpretating the images, feeling and senses you are receiving. You would not ask a student to preform open heart surgery on their first day or year for that matter and their is no differant with learning spirituality.

    • uksceptic says:

      What ‘6th sense’ are you talking about? Humans have lots of senses, certainly not just the five major senses we are all familar with. This is a very dated concept.

      Scientists have known for years about a whole host of senses we posess, as well as sight, taste, hearing, touch and smell, we have a sense of temperature (thermoception) , balance (vestibular sense), a sense of self or rather where the parts of your body are relative to one another (proprioception/kinesthetic sense) a sense of pain (nociception) just to name a few.

      What hasn’t been discovered is any psychic senses despite plenty of tests. If you have any evidence to the contrary I would be delighted to see it. As would the scientific community.

    • Showeda says:

      There is…

      “A Confucian Interpretation of
      ‘self’ as an ever deepening and
      broadening awareness of the
      presence of the ‘other’ in one’s
      self cultivation…To encounter
      ‘the other’ with an open minded
      spirit is not only desirable but
      vital wishing to establish oneself,
      one establishes others, wishing
      to enlarge oneself one enlarges
      others”

      “Culture and self”
      Marsella et al (1985)

      Thought you might like this

    • Showeda says:

      Showeda Says:
      June 4, 2009 at 10:18 pm

      There is…

      “A Confucian Interpretation of
      ‘self’ as an ever deepening and
      broadening awareness of the
      presence of the ‘other’ in one’s
      self cultivation…To encounter
      ‘the other’ with an open minded
      spirit is not only desirable but
      vital wishing to establish oneself,
      one establishes others, wishing
      to enlarge oneself one enlarges
      others”

      “Culture and self”
      Marsella et al (1985)

      Thought you might like this

    • Showeda says:

      This is for ‘purplexed’ 7.09 pm

      The same jumping of blog page has been happening to me…I agree with you I’ve been trying to leave a message for’psychic baker 3.54pm’ I wanted it to go inbetween him and ‘uksceptic 4.21pm’ It’s after #christian for some reason???

  34. Christian. says:

    I’m 0/3 so far which was a bit disappointing. Then I remembered that psychics don’t have to get the right answer, just an answer. I picked a location with *someone* there so I got each one right. After applying Putts first law I am 3/3. 🙂

  35. Kieran says:

    ha ha ! i got it right!!!
    the only thing it had in common with my thoughts was the blue sky. which, since it was taken today was pretty likely in each case.

  36. morgan says:

    This was my first and probably last time.

    I got it right, modestly. C. OK, I used tarot to arrive at the answer. Just out of curiosity. My responses were: female, probably yes, probably yes, C, quite confident. Delete them if you don’t like the kind of psychic powers that I used. Actually, I laid the cards several hours BEFORE Wiseman went to that location.

    Actually, on seeing the pictures on twitter I was between 80-90% certain that was the place. BTW, why not use Likert scale?

    Right, my thought process, if you like it. Seeing the cards (the pictures were not available at that time), I had no idea what the place was or what it was like. I’d very much like to know. I called the location a ‘place of strife’, I’ve no idea why. I think that’s a place where people meet, or at least many people pass by.

    Seeing the 5 pictures I was quite certain that was the place. My cards showed 5 messy sticks and a row of parallel beams to the left of them. Coincidence? Yes, probably, I don’t know much about tarot philosophy or how it works. It’s just sometimes useful for determining location, etc.

    I probably wouldn’t like to take part in further experiments using tarot. I’m not a professional reader and this experiment demanded quite a lot of ‘energy’, or whatever you call it. It definitely required quite a lot of focus.

  37. MsFannytwinkle on twitter says:

    Each day when you say NOW, I start posting on twitter what the five photographs look like, because that’s what I’m picking up. It is confusing to me for you to post five and have everyone pick from five. I wish you’d do it like the legitimate remote viewing sites actually do in their experiments: one photo is chosen without the viewer seeing the photo. The viewer is then told to type in description of the target. The words posted by the viewer are matched to words describing the target, target photo is then displayed for viewer to see and viewer can rank how they did. Having five photos involved is causing some people to view the five.
    I like your experiment but I think you should change how you do it.

  38. Konner says:

    Doubting oneself certainly makes choosing more difficult and open to being persuaded to not follow instinct. In defense of what emerged in my feelings to choose, I was correct. Something that made me want to take a closer look. Which is what C did. I couldn’t figure out what it was. And every time I looked at C, my whole body was pushed forward towards the computer screen. Even once I did understand what I was looking at, I continued to microscopically look at it.

  39. Amethyst09 says:

    The annoying thing is that I can imagine you standing in front of each picture so its hard to rule four of them out

  40. Jeff says:

    This really is fun. You should go for another weeek 🙂

    • Heather says:

      Oh YES!!!! This is the most fun game ever!

    • Psychic_Weed says:

      Indeed! I’d like this as a long-term project. It wd give participants time to try out different techniques. To do their own experiments. Eg: to learn whether they have a higher success rate under specific physical/psychological conditions – tired or alert, sober or drunk – that sort of thing. My own experience w/ being ‘psychic’ is that it usually happens as an unexpected stream-of-consciousness event while extremely relaxed rather than as something that I can force. I’ve only succeeded in making myself be ‘psychic’ once & that was an experience that I find easy to criticize.

  41. Kate says:

    This time my main impressions were, as I read my scribble (if I can read my scribble!); “car/traffic/carpark; silver or aluminium colour; tunnel/arch;metal; fluid shape; square box; glass roof or ceiling neither indoors nor out; facility; silver; industrial glass; reflection on glass; electrical wiring” …

    And photo C looked so perfect – too perfect in fact, so the logical brain took over and said “would it really be the central pictures three days in a row?” So, as I’d also had a weak impression of a railway station I chose E (I did also answer that I thought I’d be wrong)…

    My conclusions remain that I’m following some sort of law of averages and remain a sceptic having fun 🙂

  42. Konner says:

    What didn’t feel right was my process of choosing. And BTW, it is greater than possible to know where Wiseman will be LONG before he gets there.

  43. Dale says:

    0/3, not an auspicious start for a newbie at remote viewing. However, I tried drawing my impressions this time and I think that produced more useful information. I don’t know if this is happening to anyone else, but I’m giving descriptions that closely match several of the photos. If there is an ability to remotely view a location, couldn’t there also be an ability to remotely access information about the “future set of photos”?

    Richard, are the photo sets selected in advance, and do you know their contents? Or are the “not target” photos selected randomly by computer after the trial has ended?

    My tweets?

    “Have drawn curving arc beneath which is grassy area. also white tube with bulges along length. Also, concentric arcs with bisecting line.”

    “Have drawn a figure 8 or hourglass shape.”

    and finally

    “white pebbled appearing surface among dark background.”

    I chose “A”, confidently because of the white pebbled look among a dark background and florescent white tube, but less easily could have selected “B” because of the grassy area, “C” because of the white tube, or “D” because of the concentric arcs. Any remote viewers out there who know how to narrow things down a bit better?

  44. Steve says:

    Got that one wrong. My “impressions” were: Converging lines, vanishing point, reflecting pool.

    I chose A, since it was closest to what I’d pictured.

    Interesting thing is that the correct pic had “converging lines” of a sort. So, the weaselly thing to do would be to point to that as a “hit” and ignore “vanishing point” and “reflecting pool” which were dead wrong.

  45. Seshadri says:

    Ooh…soo close.
    Thought Blue….lots of Blue…but chose E instead

    RT Jeff..this is fun.. Any sequels planned?

  46. stuart says:

    After hitting the previous two I fell down on this one. Or what I described was *behind* Richard. 🙂

    wings, butterlies, bees, orange, yellow, hedgerow, dna, long one story white building

    I though for sure that what I was seeing was the reflections on the wall from “A”.

    As the saying goes, 2 out of 3 aint bad…

  47. Amilia says:

    Yesterday, totally wrong; Today, TOTALLY right! I twittered, “only getting white, and points or angles…really not much.” Woooo….

  48. Randall says:

    Hmmm. 2/3 so far. And I think I just misinterpreted the first one and the pre-test. Had a really strong vision of the color blue and a triangular shape today and chose C.
    Yesterday I chose correctly based on just a sense of a dome shape.

    I’ve only ever had one incident I thought was psychic. About 25 years ago, I dreamed I was on a plane when the engines stopped suddenly. As the plane descended, the engines fired back up. On the news the next morning, it was reported that exact event had happened.

  49. ScreamingGreenConure says:

    This experiment rocks if only because we’re requested to tweet whatever the hell goes through our heads at Richard Wiseman once EVERY DAY. It is the best (and only) experiment I have ever been in, ever.

  50. Jason says:

    D’oh, 1/3. I had a 100% success rate after the first trial. Clearly having more trials is interfering with my psychic power.

    Oh, and I’m STILL more psychic than Patricia Putt.

  51. I don’t remember what i choose… 😦

  52. Jacob says:

    Nice idea, Richard.

    But as a psychologist who delved into these issues you must know that giving answers like this (1 of 5 in row) is already a bias.

    I learned it the hard way when I ran my own Psi Experiment #1 (see http://psi.mind-energy.net/experiment/show/1). I gave 5 choices, similar to here and learned that people are very biased as to what they select out of 5. You can see the results of my experiment at the site.

    My second experiment had some of the same flaw. But I believe my third experiment http:/psi.mind-energy.net/experiment/show/3 is much better designed than this one.

  53. Jacob says:

    Sorry, the correct link to my 3rd Psi Experiment is:
    http://psi.mind-energy.net/experiment/show/3

  54. Bill says:

    I saw this and KNEW it was it…but then convinced myself that you wouldn’t have picked two “modern” looking things in a row…so a changed my guess. DARN! I would love to see a panoramic view of the area.

  55. Jasper says:

    Phew, got one wrong today. My 2/3 score is still kind of scary though.
    All I could say was a shadowy grey and a row of buildings headed off the left-hand horizon. The photo of the arch was the closest fit. Really cusrious to see what the rest of the cinema’s vicinity looks like.
    On to round four tomorrow!

  56. Beverly says:

    There’s something weird here. The impression I got was of THAT EXACT ARCH! I was so sure I was right I chose “Definitely Sure” of my answer. 😦

  57. Jill says:

    Didn’t get it right today, so only 2 out of 3 so far, but I did say straight lines radiating outwards, but couldn’t see any sky so it put me off and I chose A. I kept seeing a banana as well, were you eating one 🙂

  58. Matt says:

    Nice SGU shirt, Richard! Do want.

  59. Hey, I just realized a huge flaw in this study.

    How do I know that I’m not lying?

    I don’t think science can escape from my self-deception!

  60. Leonor says:

    I wish i would follow my intuition better. I was one off. I always doubt myself and never go with my first choice.

  61. @PURPLEXED in London UK says:

    Hello Tweeples – Managed 2 raise myself from deep sleep only 2 tweet my thoughts in stupor to total stranger in Canada. Waiting to hear if he was hungry near tunnel within earshot of train on dull Thursday without birdsong. I live in hope. – Richard tweeted today at ca 2pm GMT “Get your psychic powers ready”. Despite resisting this plea as it would result in visualizing a premature scenario – think it had subconscious effect as i was wrong today. Or right regarding the whereabouts of a certain Canadian or Richard on way 2 target practice. – Think pre-trial should have been arranged for week prior to trial 2 allow technical problems etc to be rectified. For instance: half hour concentration time is not enough for the following reasons: me oversleeping + time needed 2 fire up Delta brainwaves + morphing a 3D 6-sensory scenario into a 140 precis + the actual tweeting with added constraints for mobile users + possible signal problems. – Slightly disturbed about Richard describing the visualization process as “guessing” yesterday – as indeed many tweeples are doing in their comments. – Pondering if Richard’s innate disbelief in Remote Viewing + related phenomena is colouring this trial as a successful result would prove him wrong – some of us may well be picking up on this during visualization + thereby influence our description of scenario. In addition – just read a comment that Richard’s t-shirt bore a ‘Skeptic’ logo (not decipherable on mobile) – well, to use crass tools to subliminally influence up is simply not ethical. Perhaps too strong a word but that is how i perceive this. – lastly: i had to type this diatribe 3 or 4 times as site kept jumping to Hugh Grant in his favourite outfit. I really don’t need this – the man is just so bland. Furthermore – am sure i forgot some really genius remark i put in my previous version. – Cheerio until tomorrow, Tweeples.

  62. catseye says:

    Strange. I’m absolutely sceptical about this. But yesterday I got a distinct image of a rounded orange shape. It was exactly like the object at the location, except I saw it as more solid than it actually was. Today, I got the same clearness of image – something high up, like a cog wheel or a bicycle chain or a merry-go-round. When I saw both images, I sort of “recognised” them, and was sure I’d be made a fool when the answer was published. It’s not so much that I got them right. It’s a 1 in 25 chance, and someone’s going to get that. It’s the way the images came and felt that’s now giving me the creeps.
    Rationally, I think there are all kinds of ways time/space might work that could account for this, and this experiment could only suggest something odd might be happening, but not what it is. For instance, a hit could be telepathy or precognition, or probably a dozen other things.
    I still feel we shouldn’t believe this stuff though – not until the evidence shows it’s stupid not to.
    Bit creeped, none the less.

  63. @PURPLEXED in London UK says:

    Hello Tweeples – Managed 2 raise myself from deep sleep only 2 tweet my thoughts in stupor to total stranger in Canada. Waiting to hear if he was hungry near tunnel within earshot of train on dull Thursday without birdsong. I live in hope. – Richard tweeted today at ca 2pm GMT “Get your psychic powers ready”. Despite resisting this plea as it would result in visualizing a premature scenario – think it had subconscious effect as i was wrong today. Or right regarding the whereabouts of a certain Canadian or Richard on way 2 target practice. – Think pre-trial should have been arranged for week prior to trial 2 allow technical problems etc to be rectified. For instance: half hour concentration time is not enough for the following reasons: me oversleeping + time needed 2 fire up Delta brainwaves + morphing a 3D 6-sensory scenario into a 140 precis + the actual tweeting with added constraints for mobile users + possible signal problems. – Slightly disturbed about Richard describing the visualization process as “guessing” yesterday – as indeed many tweeples are doing in their comments. – Pondering if Richard’s innate disbelief in Remote Viewing + related phenomena is colouring this trial as a successful result would prove him wrong – some of us may well be picking up on this during visualization + thereby influence our description of scenario. In addition – just read a comment that Richard’s t-shirt bore a ‘Skeptic’ logo (not decipherable on mobile) – well, to use crass tools to subliminally influence us is simply not ethical. Perhaps too strong a word but that is how i perceive this. – lastly: i had to type this diatribe 3 or 4 times as site kept jumping to Hugh Grant in his favourite outfit. I really don’t need this – the man is just so bland. Furthermore – am sure i forgot some really genius remark i put in my previous version. – Cheerio until tomorrow, Tweeples.

  64. Mabyn Shingleton says:

    I’d be interested in if you had several people (or one other) shoot the other three locations and you concentrate and just shoot one. Two of the photos (long hall/road) had some of what I felt in them. Either by you being there at some time or knowing those locations and inadvertently thinking about them?

  65. Sarah says:

    Way off I saw green fields. Maybe a blessing though sorry I missed the first two. This is fun, hopefully I will catch the last one.

  66. @PURPLEXED in London UK says:

    Hello Tweeples — Managed to raise myself from deepest sleep in good time – only to send target tweet in stupor to total stranger in Canada. Waiting to hear if he felt “hungry near tunnel within earshot of train on dull Thursday without birdsong”. i live in hope. — Richard tweeted at ca 2pm GMT: “Get your psychic powers ready”. Although i resisted this plea – as it could result in visualizing a premature scenario – i believe it had an unconscious effect as i was wrong today.Or right re a certain Canadian’s whereabouts or Richard on way to target practice.— Think pre-trial should have been arranged for one *week* prior to trial to give opportunity to rectify technical etc problems. For instance: Half an hour concentrating time is not sufficient to allow for the following: me oversleeping + getting Alpha/ Delta brainwaves fired up + morphing a 3D 6-sensory scenario into an 140 precis + the actual tweeting, with specific added constraints for mobile users + possible signal problems. — Slightly disturbed about Richard describing the visualizing process as “guessing” yesterday – as indeed many Tweeples have done in their comments. — Pondering if Richard’s apparent disbelief in Remote Viewing + related phenomena is colouring this project. A successful outcome would prove him wrong, perhaps not entirely to his liking. Many of us may well be picking up on his general thinking as well as on his mood during his time at the target location (today i had strong feeling he was in dire need of a sandwich). In addition, i read a comment earlier that Richard’s T-shirt bore a “Skeptic” logo (not decipherable on mobile). Such a crass attempt at subliminally influencing us is simply not ethical. Perhaps this seems too strong a word – but this is how i perceive it. Furthermore, it strikes me as childish under the circumstances. His stance should be + seen to be 100% NEUTRAL. — Made 4 attempts to submit this diatribe on my mobile only for site to jump to photo of Hugh Grant in his favourite outfit. i really don’t need this – the man is excruciatingly bland. (So much for ‘enhancing and personalizing your browsing experience’!!) In addition, feel certain have forgotten a genius remark from earlier version as i didn’t make notes. Now forced myself to go to Internet Cafe to try again. So – Tweeples, until tomorrow – sending you lots of good vibes, subliminal + otherwise, from ilsa in London. PS:: Any Atheists with psychic, sorry – psychotic traits: please follow me. (Just kidding) Cheers.

  67. @PURPLEXED in London UK says:

    Well – am astounded – earlier attempts worked after all but did not show up on my mobile. Back to class. —

  68. Showeda says:

    The following quotes are really for UKSCEPTIC, RICHARD WISEMAN, INSANECARBONBASEDLIF and PSYCHIC WEED, but if anyone can get anything out of them…Positive vibes

    “I believe too much in truth
    not to suppose there are
    different truths and
    different ways of speaking the truth…

    “Technologies of the self”
    Michel Foucault (1988)

    “Recent Scholarship identifies the
    Phenomenon not as double
    but multiple consciousness.
    This is a complex state of being that
    Includes fluctuating life perspectives.
    The term ‘multiple consciousness’ also
    Recognises the negotiated aspects of
    Human Interactions that include the
    varied accents contributed by gender,
    sexuality, race, and class…
    We have yet to reintegrate fractured
    spirits and psyches, because we are only
    beginning to understand the personal
    consequences of oppression…”

    “Race and the Cosmos”
    Holmes B. (2002 p18-19)

    “I’m asking you to believe,
    Not just in my ability to
    Bring about real change
    [In Washington]…
    I’m asking you to believe in
    yours.”

    Gleaned from Obama website 2008.
    Obama, B President-Elect 2008

    “Notions such as ‘My Country’
    ‘Your Country’, ‘My Religion’,
    ‘Your Religion’ have become
    Minor.

    We must, on the contrary, insist
    On the fact that the other person
    Is as worthy as we are.
    This is Humanity!
    This is why we must re-examine
    Our educational system”

    The 14th Dalai Lama
    Follini, D. (2003)

    “A Paradigm is not only an assumption
    About how things are, it is also a
    commitment to their being that way.
    There is an emotional investment in a
    paradigm because it defines one’s world
    and oneself. A Paradigm shapes language,
    thought and perceptions and systems…”
    (p3)

    “The Global Citizen”
    Meadows. Donella, H (1991)

    Are we in our right minds?

    “We learn to discount aesthetic or intuitive
    Information – a right hemisphere function –
    Because it is considered less valuable to our
    culture. Thus we find ourselves primarily
    concerned with measuring events and
    analysing their meaning, rather than
    creating and directing their flow.
    We are taught to ignore the intuitive or
    Irrational, no matter how strong these
    “gut” feelings might be. As these right
    hemisphere feelings are repressed, we lose
    touch with our intuition and insights
    become increasingly rare.

    “ The Tao of Power”
    Wing, R.L (1988)

    “What I propose in the following is a
    reconsideration of the human condition
    from the vantage point of our newest
    experiences and our most recent fears.
    this, obviously, is a matter of thought and
    thoughtlessness…seems to me among
    the outstanding characteristics of our time.
    What I propose, therefore, is very simple
    It is nothing more than to think what we
    are doing.”

    “The Human Condition”
    Arendt, H (1958)

    “Social reality exists, so to speak, twice in
    things and in minds, in fields and in habitus,
    outside and inside of agents. And when
    habitus encounters a world of which it is the
    product, it is like a ‘fish in water’: it does not
    feel the weight of the water, and it takes
    the world about itself for granted…[…]…
    There are subtle (and not so subtle) forms
    of racism that cannot but make you
    perceptive, being constantly reminded of
    your ‘otherness’ stimulates a sort of
    permanent social vigilance. It helps you
    perceive things that others cannot see or feel…”

    “An Invitation to Reflexive Sociology”
    Bourdieu, P and Wacquant, L (1992)

    “Parallel Universes born again –

    We might have to start getting
    used to the idea that many worlds
    make quantum sense…You are just
    one version of many…”

    New Scientist September 2007
    Merali. Z.

    “Connections: Brain, mind and culture in a
    social anthropology –
    boldly unites two warring intellectual traditions –
    Hermeneutics and cognitive neuroscience –
    proposing that brain structures form a
    cultural neurohermeneutic system which functions
    like a bow firing arrows, linking past and future
    realities. This system is a connector in human affairs
    and can explain everyday life. Its precise anatomy
    remains speculative, but enough is known to
    hypothesise that it functions as an interpretive
    hierarchy that permits individuals to make
    increasingly complex interpretations of social events
    on the basis of cultural memory…”

    “Connections: Brain, mind and culture in a Social
    Anthropology”
    Reyna. Stephen P. (2002)

    There’s also a whole chapter on ‘Insurmountable Dualism’

    Wouldn’t it be great to think differently? If there was ever a time to…?

    • uksceptic says:

      Thanks for the quotes Showeda, it was good of you to post them.

      Unfortunately I don’t really understand your point. The quotes you have collated are inspiring and interesting but there is a sceptic and ‘believer’ side to most of them! To give weight to a quote just because it is by a significant commentator doesn’t really equate to evidence for psychic powers. Saying that something is possible does not mean that it is possible it just means you can say it.

      From a personal perspective I remain open minded to all possibilities but to throw a quote in myself, extraordinary things require extraordinary evidence. If you are going to say that parallel universes, psychic powers, ghosts, UFO’s, the afterlife, god exist then I think it is only reasonable that you provide some cold hard evidence for that other than just SAYING you think it is so.

      Science is permanently trying to correct itself, it is self critical. If something is wrong with our understanding of something then we revaluate our premises and correct them according to new evidence.

      Pseudoscience does not do this, it states it ideas and then discounts any evidence to the contrary. This is not a way of thinking that I wish to subscribe to.

      Religion, superstition and pseudoscience have ruled our lives for too long, ‘wouldn’t it be great to think differently?’

  69. @PURPLEXED in London says:

    hi SHOWEDA – Thanks for that – so am not jinxed after all. cheers. —- hello Richard – forgot to mention that picture D is exactly what i saw – angle correct. Colouring correct. More white on pic. Do you see strip of 5 pics before voting? If so, perhaps not a good idea as it might add confusion. Do you keep your laptop near you – presumably the pics are stored on it? Just trying to work out: this pic wasn’t just *any* tunnel – it was my tunnel. Weird. Also – i very clearly felt you were hungry, so i hope you are making notes about these details. And on Friday – please no T-shirts with logos which may cause havoc by disturbing our balance. So far – quite pleased with my results despite having missed one vote due to traffic. Still don’t know what Monday’s picture is – what exactly is it ? Good luck to all Tweeples – totally amazing how Twitter brings us all together and how easily it enables endless possibilities. Totally thrilling + awe inspiring. Cheerio to all – setting my alarm now – i promise.

  70. @PURPLEXED in London says:

    hi SHOWEDA – Thanks for that – so am not jinxed after all. cheers. —- hello Richard – forgot to mention that picture D is exactly what i saw – angle correct. Colouring correct. More white on pic. Do you see strip of 5 pics before location? If so, perhaps not a good idea as it might add confusion. Do you keep your laptop near you – presumably the pics are stored on it? Just trying to work out: this pic wasn’t just *any* tunnel – it was my tunnel. Weird. Also – i very clearly felt you were hungry, so i hope you are making notes about these details. And on Friday – please no T-shirts with logos which may cause havoc by disturbing our balance. So far – quite pleased with my results despite having missed one vote due to traffic. Still don’t know what Monday’s picture is – what exactly is it ? Good luck to all Tweeples – totally amazing how Twitter brings us all together and how easily it enables endless possibilities. Totally thrilling + awe inspiring. Cheerio to all – setting my alarm now – i promise.

  71. Leslie Stepp says:

    well, got that one weirdly right, blue white and airy spikes…I think that counts…. 1/2 go team California, USA who has to get up mighty early in the AM to participate

  72. Leslie Stepp says:

    well, got that one weirdly right, blue white and airy spikes…I think that counts…. 1/2 go team California, USA who has to get up mighty early in the AM to participate in this fun project

  73. Ah, but were there purple flowers on the ground?

  74. Showeda says:

    Thanks for replying UKSceptic June 5 @1.23pm. I did check earlier and didn’t see any so forgot to look again.

    My original and only point in supplying the quotes was to alert you and others to the perceived tone of some of the responses. In particular your response to psychicbaker…It sounded like you thought your knowledge was better than his and that you were taking a ‘clumsy'(?) overused phrase to squash his ideas…
    Having read your response particularly…”Religion, superstition and pseudoscience have ruled our lives for too long…” I would whole heartedly agree but for your omission to include…
    ‘Western ideas’ of religion, ‘western categorisations’ of what constitutes superstition and pseudoscience and therefore ultimately your revered ‘Science’…

    • uksceptic says:

      If people are going to use clumsy dated overused phrases to claim they have some special, magical supernatural power then I think someone has every right to question them on it without being accused of arrogance.

      Acupuncture is not western, neither are a large percentage of world religions. My comment is not restricted to the nonsense our western brains concoct rather stupidity across the globe.

      There is a fallacy that many people subscribe to that just because something is from the East, that it is natural or that it is ancient that it must somehow be right or good for you. This of course is nonsense. There are many ‘natural’, ancient things from the East that aren’t good for you, and that’s not even counting the thirty year old bottle of sake I found at the back of a cupboard!

  75. Showeda says:

    Wow

    ? Acupuncture ?

    Had to look at your tweet page to get a connection…Still not sure…Hope the pain in your neck has gone. This has been fun Cheers Uksceptic ( with my cheap spanish white bought yesterday).

    Look forward to results show 🙂

    • uksceptic says:

      I actually posted the above before my neck pain! Must be Karma (I don’t actually believe in karma. ;-)) Thanks for the well wishes.

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  81. Well I completely missed that one. The whole time I was seeing a library or school.

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