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Scientist investigates phone call telepathy


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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:32 PM

Dr. Rupert Sheldrake conducted a study to see if we really can tell who is calling before picking up.

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If you've ever received a phone call out of the blue that you weren't expecting but somehow found that you knew who was on the other end before you even picked up the phone then you aren't alone - the phenomenon of 'telephone telepathy' is not a new one.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 03:30 PM

I would be telepathic too.  Skipped work boss will eventually call. Going to the bar all night, wife will call.  Late on bills, the devil of collections will call.


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Posted 01 July 2014 - 03:34 PM

Interesting,  mine works in that when a take a shower or lay down for a nap, the phone rings.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 03:50 PM

That's looks interesting, especially if positive results above that of mere chance probability can be replicated independantly in riguorous conditions. Though seperating the possible effect of a 'telepathy' from that of a 'precognition' is extremely difficult in this kind of experiment, as precognition:

is a type of extrasensory perception that would involve the acquisition or effect of future information that cannot be deduced from presently available and normally acquired sense-based information.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 07:22 PM

I do this all the time based on I know who calls at what time of day, and on which days of the week. It is still guessing though.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 07:55 PM

View PostDieChecker, on 01 July 2014 - 07:22 PM, said:

I do this all the time based on I know who calls at what time of day, and on which days of the week. It is still guessing though.

You took the words out of my mouth, its a process of elimination followed with an educated guess...

Also nobody goes on about the time they guessed wrong, so a bit of selective memory is chucked in for good measure.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 08:44 PM

Yep - easy in my house.......at certain times wife's mother another time slot, wife's father.........any other time sales......and I'm not psychic.


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Posted 01 July 2014 - 10:06 PM

Not so easy here at home. We do have unexpected calls quite frequently from relatives and friends which fits into no particular and precise timeframe. We might at best try to ''guess'' who it could be while the phone is ringing without any definitive idea but as for myself, right answers don't rise above what mere chance probability will permit.

Edited by sam_comm, 01 July 2014 - 10:13 PM.


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 01:20 PM

I only have to look at my phone to know whose calling lol


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 04:20 PM

For any multiple choice of 4, just pick C.  It's been proven that you will be correct more than the 25%.  .

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 05:20 PM

That never happened to me for phones, but I did manage to blow my friends' minds on a few occasions for radio. I'd be sing a tune that pops in my mind. Then soon after, someone will turn the radio on (because my singing skills are frowned upon). Oddly enough, if they switch a few stations around, the song I was muttering was playing.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 05:50 PM

View Post:PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR:, on 02 July 2014 - 05:20 PM, said:

That never happened to me for phones, but I did manage to blow my friends' minds on a few occasions for radio. I'd be sing a tune that pops in my mind. Then soon after, someone will turn the radio on (because my singing skills are frowned upon). Oddly enough, if they switch a few stations around, the song I was muttering was playing.

This has happened to me more times than I can count, so many times a song will be stuck in my head before hopping into my car and as soon as the car cranks up wham! the song is on the radio. I would normally attribute this to listening to the same station often and them just having a certain playlist, however I have a pretty eclectic taste in music and listen to a variety of stations so it's really just coincidence... or is it? :alien:


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 03:19 AM

View Postseeder, on 02 July 2014 - 01:20 PM, said:

I only have to look at my phone to know whose calling lol

Many people these days register as ''Caller ID Unknown'' so it's not always easy. :sm

Edited by sam_comm, 03 July 2014 - 03:20 AM.


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 08:15 PM

I've had this happen a few times, I'll admit. It's weird really. You think you feel your phone vibrate and nothing is there, but you still get a call or text later.


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 12:39 AM

Great Post, Dr. Sheldrake has done some great ground-breaking work and studies in the areas of animals and human non-verbal communication.
See: When Animals Talk with Dr. Jane Goodall.

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