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TL;DR: The hypothesis is unfalsifiable, relies on confirmation bias and cherry picking of data, has no predictive or explanatory power (in fact, it makes post-hoc predictions), lacks any kind of controls... in every sense, it is pseudo-science. This question has been addressed quite thoroughly at the following locations: Debunking the Global ...


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Examining psychokinesis: The interaction of human intention with random number generators — A meta-analysis. Bösch, Holger; Steinkamp, Fiona; Boller, Emil; Psychological Bulletin, Vol 132(4), Jul 2006, 497-523. Séance-room and other large-scale psychokinetic phenomena have fascinated humankind for decades. Experimental research has reduced these ...


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Interesting. I came to this question predicting I would find a long history of anaesthetic use in infants, lagging a little behind the adults (until the anaesthetics had been demonstrated to be safe and effective.) I expected that any doctors subscribing to the view that infants don't need anaesthetic would be maverick outliers. I found a lot of indirect ...


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This is indeed an interesting question so I'll attempt to answer it. Many articles posted on the internet claim that the color red makes you hungry, and they claim that junk food giants (like KFC) use this color in their logos, those articles include: Examiner.com, Ask.com, Huffingtonpost.ca, Azscience.org, Dailyinfographic.org, wikispaces.com, rustrybee....


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Ideomotor action simply refers to small, unconscious movements. Since they are so subtle, those tiny movements aren't normally studied directly, but they can be "magnified" into a larger, more measurable effects. One of the easiest to study is the hand-held pendulum: The hand-held pendulum first came under scientific scrutiny during the early 1800s in ...


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