Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Random Rubbish Generator

I submit the following for your perusal.  Another student forwarded it to a listserv I'm on.  Yike-o-janet-reno.


I just wanted to share this information which changed the way I perceived the world. I hope you find it interesting if you read it.


article: http://www.redorbit.com/news/display/?id=126649 

scientific research paper: http://www.scientificexploration.org/journal/jse_21_2_mason.pdf 

A humble-looking black box known was a Random Event Generator (REG) uses computer technology to generate one of two numbers - a one or a zero - in a totally random sequence, rather like an electronic coin-flipper. The pattern of ones and zeros - 'heads' and 'tails' as it were - could then be printed out as a graph. The laws of chance dictate that the generators should churn out equal numbers of ones and zeros - which would be represented by a nearly flat line on the graph. Any deviation from this equal number shows up as a gently rising curve. 

During the late 1970s, Prof Jahn decided to investigate whether the power of human thought alone could interfere in some way with the machine's usual readings. He hauled strangers off the street and asked them to concentrate their minds on his number generator. In effect, he was asking them to try to make it flip more heads than tails. 

Again and again, entirely ordinary people proved that their minds could influence the machine and produce significant fluctuations on the graph, 'forcing it' to produce unequal numbers of 'heads' or 'tails. 

In 1998, scientists from all over the world gathered to analyse these findings. They, too, were stumped and resolved to extend and deepen the work of Professor Jahn and Dr. Nelson, and thus, The Global Consciousness Project was born.


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M1 Medical Student

B.S. Biology / Neurobiology
Mindoutpsyde - A Nonprofit Organization

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