Link: "When Science Goes Psychic"

by Tesseract1 min read8th Jan 201115 comments


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A major psychology journal is planning to publish a study that claims to present strong evidence for precognition. Naturally, this immediately stirred up a firestorm. There are a lot of scientific-process and philosophy-of-science issues involved, including replicability, peer review, Bayesian statistics, and degrees of scrutiny. The Flying Spaghetti Monster makes a guest appearance.

Original New York Times article on the study here.

And the Times asked a number of academics (including Douglas Hofstadter) to comment on the controversy. The discussion is here.

I, for one, defy the data.