There’s skepticism and for good reason whether psychic phenomenon such as the ability to read minds or bend spoons actually exists. Those who wear tinfoil hats are usually seen as a distinct type of nut, as superstitious beings with a distorted view of actual world reality.
They believe, but their views aren’t rational and they don’t usually pass the scientific or mathematical test of logical reasoning, specifically the law of physics. But they persist, there is a large group of believers who are convinced that the paranormal exists.
What’s the most believable and on the surface of this is precognition, which is the ability to predict or feel what’s about to happen telepathically, which has been able to generate solid evidence that it’s possible.
What most are willing to admit is that at one time or another, they’ve felt some type of psychic incident which was too significant or coincidental to dismiss. Most experience these instances of precognition and think nothing of them.
Our Conscious Mind
Our consciousness which is a production of our brain waves, is actually an illusion which is produced by our cognitive activity. Although there’s no real evidence of this.
What the scientists still don’t know is how the brain gives rise to consciousness. There are theories such as the brain itself isn’t able to produce consciousness, but rather to receive consciousness, which exists outside of us.
It’s thought that consciousness is the fundamental property of the universe, which is everything and everywhere. The brain’s function, much like a radio, is able to pick up these consciousness vibes that’s around us, and then transfer them into our own individual being.
This model of consciousness is also consistent with telepathy, since there’s a fundamental connection between us, as we as living humans can share a network of consciousness where information is exchanged.
The “radio” theory also makes sense based on the idea that consciousness is produced by the brain. If the brain happens to be damaged or turned “off,” it would impair the consciousness, much like a broken or poor reception of a radio.
The Science Of Physics
Most claim that telepathy can’t simply exist because what they do is simply contravene the laws of physics. If it did existed, then we’d need to completely rewrite the books, as well as our understanding of how the universe works.
But when it comes to quantum physics, it’s thought that telepathy can be explained. For instance, there’s the phenomenon which is known as quantum entanglement, where what appears as separate particles are actually interconnected.
They’re capable of reacting to each others movements, so they’re not treated as independent units, but rather parts of a whole system. What this suggests is that all things are interconnected, which also includes the possibility of transmitting thoughts telepathically.
At the very least, what quantum physics supports is that the world is a lot more complex than it appears to be, this far beyond our normal awareness. There is phenomena in existence which we can’t understand, explain, let alone conceive.
Reasons To Believe
One reason to believe in psychic phenomenon is because we can’t ignore it. Most experts assume that our present vision when it comes to reality is fairly objective and reliable.
These scientists also believe that the world as we see it corresponds to how the world really is, and there are no other forces or natural laws which exists beyond those than what we’re presently aware of.
To some, this viewpoint is arrogant, this similar to that we’re the only living, breathing, thinking species in the universe. But we’re just a speck. What we have is limited awareness of our reality.
For instance, compare our level of awareness as humans, with our dog, or an insect. We’re infinitely more aware of the world, know a lot more concepts and phenomena than Fido will ever be aware of.
But although we have deeper awareness of reality than any other animal, it’s extremely unlikely and ignorant to think that our awareness is complete. That we know everything.
In the future, it’s definite that humans will have a lot more intense awareness of reality, who we are and what we’re capable of, than we currently do today.
It’s also more than likely that there are extraordinary energy forces in the universe which are far beyond what we can currently understand, perceive, or detect.
We might be at the cusp of being aware of some of this phenomenon, this without being completely aware of the phenomena itself. This “unknown” could very well be precognition or telepathy.
The Skepticism Of Skeptics
For all of these reasons, some will spend their lives debunking psychic phenomena, usually out of fear. What attempting to explain human life along with what we can do in the world is a powerful hunger.
This is similar to religion, which provides a sense of reasoning along with the individual’s position in their life and the world. The skeptics in these cases can react in extremely hostile ways for both. Anything that strongly contradicts an altered view of the world.
What’s created as a result is cognitive dissonance, where those who believe will stake their stand and go to the ends of the world to explain or defend any contradictory evidence.
There’s also the fear of the unexplained, as most want to live in a world which offers a feeling of control, to feel that we have tamed nature. To admit that there are unknown forces that we can’t explain, then the world becomes a strange uncomfortable place.
What this does is it weakens our power and the control that we want, which is a strong argument and the reason why the skeptics become reluctant to accepting anything that’s contrary.
There are reasons to keep an open mind and to accept that there may be something beyond our current understanding of logic and science. This doesn’t mean that you should become gullible, but to examine that there’s other beliefs and forces out there.