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The future has all ready happened. - Art

Could It Be? Spooky Experiments That 'See' The Future
by Robert Krulwich

"Later today you are going to do something, something you don't know about yet. Yet somehow, it's already happened. Somehow, it's already affected you.


One of the most respected, senior and widely published professors of psychology, Daryl Bem of Cornell, has just published an article that suggests that people — ordinary people — can be altered by experiences they haven't had yet. Time, he suggests, is leaking. The Future has slipped, unannounced, into the Present. And he thinks he can prove it." ... <snip>.....

"Dr. Bem has been quietly testing extrasensory perception claims for 8 years. His paper reports a series of 9 different experiments, but two especially caught my eye."

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Bad science. Bad statistics. Typical of the field of Psychology:

The Bem paper:

Explanations of it's problems:

This kind of statistical ignorance and failure to understand the scientific method is especially bad in the Social Sciences, but even Physicists go through these problems occasionally:

When a research result indicates something like this, common sense should tell the authors something is wrong. If the hypothesis were not null, then there should be some observable impacts to this over the history of man. We shouldn't need to devise these elaborate tests. Gamblers should be wealthy. Weather forecasters should be accurate. Accidents should be avoided. etc.
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