by Marinus Jan Marijs
Effects based upon microscopic scale random event generators that use radioactive decay or electronic noise sources to indicate whether a subject’s consciousness has been able to use psychokinesis to influence the action of microscopic random systems. The evidence for any such influence is purely statistical, not physical
– A.S.+ J.D. Berger
Within Quantum Theory we find the collapse of the wave function. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
The von Neumann–Wigner interpretation, also described as “consciousness causes collapse [of the wave function]”, is an interpretation of quantum mechanics in which consciousness is postulated to be necessary for the completion of the process of quantum measurement.
This interpretation of this presumed phenomenon is at the heart of Quantum Theory and can be interpreted as telekinesis on a microscopic scale. However among theoretical physicists The von Neumann–Wigner interpretation is a minority point of view. But it seems that Quantum Theory and the by parapsychologists observed effects on microscopic scale with random event generators must have implication for each other:
In Mind and Matter1-1 (nov. 2003) DOES CONSCIOUSNESS COLLAPSE THE WAVE FUNCTION Dick J. Bierman University of Amsterdam:
1977 Halletal reported an experiment that, according to their description, tested the most radical solution to the ‘measurement problem’ in quantum physics, namely the proposition that:…. The reduction of the wave packet is a physical event which occurs only when there is an interaction between the physical measuring apparatus and the psyche of some observer…..They defended their experiment writing:…although we concur that there is a genuine problem of the reduction of the wave packet, we do not intend in our paper to defend this opinion against those who maintain that it is a pseudo problem…..In spite of many attempts, like the relative state solution (Everett, 1957) and the introduction of non-linear terms in the Schrödinger equation (Ghiradi, 1986), the measurement problem seems still not be solved. This failure to clearly resolve the problem has left the physics community polarized with some contending the problem remains a fundamental shortcoming in the quantum formalism and others holding that there is no reduction of the wave packet at all (Bohm and Hiley, 1997; Griffith, 2002; Dieksand Vermaas, 1998). Costa de Beauregard (1976), Walker (1971, 1988, 2000) and later Stapp (1993) have argued, using arguments provided by a.o. von Neumann (1955) and Wigner (1967), that none of these solutions Are acceptable and that subjective reduction is still a possible and even preferred alternative.
We, like Hall et al, do not wish to fight this or any other position with regard to the proper interpretation of the quantum formalism and the role of the measurement there in, but like Hall and his collaborators, we would like to investigate this problem experimentally.