Many people have heard about ESP, or extrasensory perception. ESP involves precognition, telepathy, and clairvoyance. Individuals with ESP believe they can predict the future, read people's minds, or sense the presence of hidden objects and people. Although there is very little if any scientific evidence to support this theory, many still believe in the powers of ESP. Because of this, extrasensory perception is a reoccurring theme in our society and it deserves to be examined. It plays an important role in how we live our lives and how we view the future.
In the past, scientists have conducted studies to determine if ESP is truly possible or if it is just a result of coincidences and our imagination. We all have had dreams that have come true, myself included. Just last week I dreamt that I received an A on an exam and that was the grade of the next exam I got back. Small things like that happen to all of us but does that make us psychic? Does that prove we can predict the future? According to current scientific evidence, no it does not. We have a tendency to underestimate the likelihood of coincidences. But that is not hindering proponents of ESP. scientific research is continually being conducted in order to prove the validity of extrasensory perception. That alone makes the ideas of ESP important in the lives of many people in our world today.
The attached article, from "Psychology Today", further evaluates the question of ESP being real or not. It discusses specific examples and begs the question whether the outcome is due to psychic vision or extreme coincidence. In any case, it is doubtful that the ESP argument will be solved anytime soon but it is important not to discount any part of it. Look at both sides of the discussion with a critical eye and be open to the possibility of scientific validation.
Article Link: http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200007/is-there-sixth-sense
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