Influence of intention on reality
By nike on Jun 16, 2007
According to PEAR experiment human intentions can statistically significantly affect behavior of random processes, moreover:
- Human minds can affect random physical processes, to a minor but statistically detectable degree.
- The effect seems to disappear when deterministic (pseudo-random) sources are substituted.
- The effect is idiosyncratic (different individuals produce different results).
- The effect is erratic, showing long-term fluctuations which can be partly (but only partly) explained by changes in the operator pool.
- The scaling in response to simple physical variables is not obvious: for example, speeding up sampling by a factor of 10 produced no detectable difference in the effect size per bit, but speeding up sampling by a factor of 10,000 inverted the sign of the effect and reduced the per-bit effect size by a factor of 30.