Does telephone telepathy exist?

///Does telephone telepathy exist?

telephone telepathyHas it ever happened to you to hear the phone ringing and know who is calling without looking at the number on the screen?

Rupert Sheldrake is a British biologist known for his “heretical” scientific views and his experimental research on telepathy. It is an interview where he speaks of “telephone telepathy” – the ability of some people to understand who is calling them before hearing his voice or see the number on screen. Are you one of them?

Experiment on telephone telepathy.

Rupert Sheldrake: “At times I heard many people describe the same experience: they call to a friend or acquaintance, and as soon as he hears their voice he says: “Weird, I have just thought about you, the phone rang and it was you!” According to polls, more than 80% of people have similar experiences.

Most scientists consider it just a “coincidence”. But how can we know if this is coincidence and not telepathy without studying it? So I decided to make a special experiment using the following model:

We ask volunteers, participating in the experiment and claiming to have “telephone telepathy”, to name 4 people, whom they consider to communicate telepathically with. Usually these are friends, or family members. So we communicate with them and inform them that within the next hour we will ask them to call their friend – the volunteer.

At the same time we close the volunteer in a room where there is a phone without caller ID. We make sure that the volunteer doesn’t have a mobile phone or any other electronic device. We explain him that within the next half hour the phone will ring six times.

At the other end of the line is one of the 4 friends. The series of calls is unpredictable. What we ask is to just hear the phone ringing and to tell us is calling. Then we study the answers, and after excluding the cases of random probability, we make our conclusions.

There is no chance for volunteers to cheat. People who call are very far. There is no chance to know the order of calls as they are randomly selected by lottery. There is no way to detect who is calling using the known human senses.

The only way the volunteers could know who is calling is telepathy. Since the results surpass the law of probabilities, then the person is telepathic. The correct predictions surpass the luck factor, so the results are positive and have statistical significance.

I have conducted over 1000 experiments on telephone telepathy. We have examined more than 60 people, and most of them showed positive results.

I do not make claims about the “inexplicable” phenomena. I study them. Many people say they experience telepathy. Many believe that their dogs are telepathic. So what is the proper scientific attitude?

Some of my colleagues pretend that it is not happening. But I allow myself to believe that the proper scientific attitude is the study and research.”

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Anna is the founder and lead editor of the website Learning-mind.com. She is passionate about learning new things and reflecting on thought-provoking ideas. She writes about science, psychology and other related topics. She is particularly interested in topics regarding introversion, consciousness and subconscious, perception, human mind's potential, as well as the nature of reality and the universe.




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Does telephone telepathy exist?