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Do All People have Psychic Abilities?

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#1    the.truth.is.out.there.x

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 03:23 PM

Many people believe that all humans have special abilities; in many religions there are people who can perform miracles, and some people claim to have developed abilities. According to scientists, there is a large portion of the human brain that is not in use. Could that section contain special abilities? Can some people tap into an energy that results in psychic powers, or a sixth sense?

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 04:31 PM

I knew you were gonna ask this.  I say, yes!


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Posted 31 May 2014 - 05:06 PM

Psychic powers increase with the gullibility of the audience.


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Posted 31 May 2014 - 05:20 PM

I forget what was the question???


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Posted 31 May 2014 - 06:22 PM

I think so.
I think if people worked at it, they could have any ability..
But many don't believe in it, so then they can't do it.

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 06:31 PM

View Postthe.truth.is.out.there.x, on 31 May 2014 - 03:23 PM, said:

According to scientists, there is a large portion of the human brain that is not in use. Could that section contain special abilities?
the.truth.is.out.there.x -

This is somewhat of a misconception. We use 100% of our brain, though at any one time we're only "actively" using about 10%.
If you're interested in another perspective on psychic ability, I recommend "The Gift of Fear" by Gavin deBecker. He explains how our subconscious minds can almost instantly size up a situation and provide insight.

For example, I had a situation that I might have attributed to psychic ability if it had occurred prior to my reading deBecker's book. One of my coworkers was married to a man whose company had a contract with the company I worked for. She had foot surgery and was recovering at home, when one day she stumbled and fell, striking her head on the cement edge of an ornamental pond in the yard. She died soon afterward. About two months later I ran into her husband. I was instantly filled with a sense of dread, and I thought, "Oh My God, he killed her." I was absolutely certain he had murdered his wife. Not long afterwards he was arrested, found guilty, and is serving a life sentence for murder.

Using the guidelines I'd learned from "The Gift of Fear", I went through my experience frame-by-frame. I recalled that in every conversation I'd had with the husband, I'd noticed his emotionless tone of voice and aloof demeanour; some people might call him "a cold fish". I'd talked to his wife about six months before she died, and she had mentioned how different their personalities were: he was a rugged, outdoors kind of guy (camping and mountain-biking), while she leaned toward a more "princess" kind of lfestyle. She was concerned about the two of them finding common ground in their marriage.

My brother-in-law had a thick beard, but after he fell in love and got married, he shaved his beard. He told me, "I used to hide behind that beard. I don't have to hide anymore".  When I saw my cowworker's husband two months after his wife's death, he had grown a thick beard that covered half his face. His aloof demeanour had also changed: he now had a slight smirk about his mouth, and his eyelids were narrowed. He'd become arrogant.

All of those clues were added up in my subconscious, and a conclusion was reached before I even knew what was going on.

Having said that, there are two other incidents in my life that seem to have been actual psychic occurences that I have no explanation for. I'd be happy to share those two incidents if you're interested.

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 07:08 PM

View Postthe.truth.is.out.there.x, on 31 May 2014 - 03:23 PM, said:

Many people believe that all humans have special abilities; in many religions there are people who can perform miracles, and some people claim to have developed abilities. According to scientists, there is a large portion of the human brain that is not in use. Could that section contain special abilities? Can some people tap into an energy that results in psychic powers, or a sixth sense?

Actually, we do use most of our brains, but not all at once! For example, when you drive a car your motor neurons and your sensory centres in your brain are currently more active in your brain; and when you sleep, some parts of the brain function more actively than others. Studies have shown that during seizures, during meditation, or due to the effect of drugs or any disorders, our brain can actually show signs of abnormally high activity than which is normal.

It could be possible that such occurrences might trigger special abilities in a person such as photographic memory, or super-reflexes, etc. I'm not so sure about psychic powers or a sixth sense though, but who knows, right? :)

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 08:15 PM

Why would any human have these abilities? What biological purpose and function could it possibly serve that isn't already being met by normal senses?

It makes no sense for a human to have "psychic" abilities and in the end (if they existed) would actually be an impediment to real life.
If such things do exist then it is best to ignore them completely and focus on skills that serve the real world.


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Posted 31 May 2014 - 08:16 PM

View Postthe.truth.is.out.there.x, on 31 May 2014 - 03:23 PM, said:

in many religions there are people who can perform miracles,

Can you elaborate on this please?

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 08:49 PM

Listening to one's intuition a lot make people think their psychic. To be honest I'm not so sure I believe in psychic abilities. I think that since we became self-domesticated animals we don't listen to our instincts as much any more. Those gut feelings.

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 08:57 PM

"Gut feelings" and instincts are often wrong.
It is better, always, to think with your brain, not your "gut".


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Posted 31 May 2014 - 09:00 PM

While that is true, I find it better to listen to my gut and find out through reasoning if it's right.

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If you can not control yourself, do not expect god to do it for you.
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Posted 31 May 2014 - 09:02 PM

View PostXenoFish, on 31 May 2014 - 09:00 PM, said:

While that is true, I find it better to listen to my gut and find out through reasoning if it's right.

What if you are in a fight, for example, and your gut tells you to whack the other guy with a porcupine in one hand and a mongoose in a g-string with the other? Hmmm?

Edited by Ryu, 31 May 2014 - 09:03 PM.


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Posted 31 May 2014 - 09:05 PM

Depends on which hand I can get the most velocity out of. lol

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 09:17 PM

There is no hard evidence to suggest humans have such abilities,just a lot of anecdotes,charlatans and con men






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