- The Loom
Why Debunking ESP Can Be Interesting
Last year, a Cornell University psychologist named Daryl Bem published a study which he claimed showed that events in the future can influence our minds at the present. I wrote about the study in an essay for the New York Timesan essay for the New York Times on the workings of science–how science relies on replication to move forward, and how scientists often struggle to make this happen. When other scientists replicated Bem’s experiments, they failed to get his results. But they found it difficult to get their results published in prominent journals, which frown on replication studies.
Over at Science-Based Medicine, Steve Novella writes about a newly published replication study appearing in the same journal where Bem’s