Psychic powers are bogus
Psychics are often considered not to be real because their claims lack scientific evidence and can be explained by psychological and logical factors: 1. Lack of Scientific Evidence: Despite extensive investigation, there's no empirical scientific evidence to support psychic abilities. Claims made by psychics have not withstood rigorous testing under controlled conditions. 2. Cold Reading and Trickery: Many psychics use techniques like cold reading, where they make vague statements that can apply to a broad range of individuals, and then rely on the person's responses to refine their readings. This gives the illusion of accuracy. 3. Subjective Interpretation: Psychic readings are highly subjective and open to interpretation. People often find meaning in vague or general statements, attributing them to personal experiences or desires. 4. Confirmation Bias: People tend to remember hits and forget misses when it comes to psychic predictions. This confirmation bias can lead to the false belief that psychics are accurate. 5. Placebo Effect: Some individuals may believe in psychic abilities due to the placebo effect, where their expectations and beliefs influence their perception and experience. 6. Cognitive Biases: Human psychology is susceptible to cognitive biases such as the Forer effect, where individuals believe vague and general statements apply uniquely to them, even when they don't. 7. Lack of Reproducibility: Psychic abilities are not consistently reproducible, which is a fundamental requirement in scientific research. 8. The Randi Challenge: The James Randi Educational Foundation offered a million-dollar prize for anyone who could demonstrate paranormal abilities under scientific conditions. No one successfully claimed this prize. While belief in psychics can be based on personal experiences or cultural factors, the scientific consensus is that psychic abilities, as commonly portrayed, cannot be substantiated.Read full review »
eshunt via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/13/23
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