Remote viewing is a method to test extrasensory perception. It is a term for clairvoyance and telepathy by which target locations are chosen at random. One experimenter goes to the targets while another experimenter with a subject who stay where they are and try to give verbal descriptions or drawings of the targets. These are evaluated and ranked. The method was repeated around the world with positive results.
In 2002, Michael Persinger, cognitive neuroscientist and professor at Laurentian University, published a study into remote viewing which suggests positive results. (Wikipedia)
In 1995, the US Congress asked two independent scientists to assess whether the $20 million that the government had spent on psychic research had produced anything of value. And the conclusions proved to be somewhat unexpected.
Professor Jessica Utts, a statistician from the University of California, discovered that remote viewers were correct 34 per cent of the time, a figure way beyond what chance guessing would allow.
She says: “Using the standards applied to any other area of science, you have to conclude that certain psychic phenomena, such as remote viewing, have been well established.
“The results are not due to chance or flaws in the experiments.”
And: “At the end of that project I wrote a report to Congress stating what I still think is true. The data in support of precognition and possible other related phenomena is quite strong statistically and would be accepted if it pertained to something more mundane”.
“Yet, most scientists reject the reality of these abilities without ever looking at the data”.
Jessica Utts is a statistics Professor at the University of California, Irvine, and president of the American Statistical Association. (The American Statistical Association is the world’s largest community of statisticians)
In writing for her part of a 1995 evaluation of our work for the CIA, she wrote: “Using the standards applied to any other area of science, it is concluded that psychic functioning has been well established. The statistical results of the studies examined are far beyond what is expected by chance. Arguments that these results could be due to methodological flaws in the experiments are soundly refuted. Remote viewing has been conceptually replicated across a number of laboratories, by various experimenters, and in different cultures. This is a robust effect that, were it not such an unusual domain, would no longer be questioned by science as a real phenomenon. It is unlikely that methodological flaws could account for its remarkable consistency.”