Re: FW: virus: Does God really exist?/Telepathy

David McFadzean (
Thu, 22 Aug 1996 23:55:38 -0600

Chris Anderson wrote:

> Many times I have thought of someone or of the phone ringing moments before
> person calls or moments before the phone rings. ...
> on coincidence, and how that there are so many things going on around you,
> some pretty amazing coincidences are going to take place that don't
> have an underlining meaning. I have always wondered what is really going on,

> without trying to say it has to be this or that. Any thoughts?

Given our knowledge of probability theory it would truly be astounding if
coincidences such as this *didn't* happen to everyone all the time.

> I also have began noticing what seems to me could be considered subtle energy

> in dealing with people. ...
> when you are in love with someone, can't you feel the energy radiating from
> them? Is this all just a product of the mind through our known sensory
> inputs? Or, is there more? Does it matter what the source is, since if it
> seems to exist, then as far as our consciousness is concerned it does exist?

Why prefix "a product of the mind" with "just" as if there is something
about mental phenomena? If the energy you feel radiating from a loved one is
"merely" an product of your consciousness that makes it pretty special in my

> seems a very valid model of human behavior/ideas. So I ask to those of you
> are very knowledgable concerning memetics to fill me in on how you view some
> the psychic/subtle energy/consciousness issues.

I tend to agree with Reed, Wade and Jon on this issue: what we sometimes
perceive as psychic events are actually unconscious or subconscious
observations of
subtle details. It should not come as a surprise that in all these recent
where a group of friends under the influence of various chemicals experienced
kind of unspoken communication they were almost certainly in eye contact.

Would anyone object if this position became the "official" stance on telepathy?

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Ideosphere Inc.