Is there zero connection between String Theory and the paranormal?

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Does String Theory help to explain... but not necessarily debunk some aspects of the paranormal?

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  2. Yes

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  3. Maybe?????

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  1. Dennis Tate Valued Senior Member

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    Back in the 1990's I read an article in an encyclopaedia on science that had a photo of Stephen Hawking Ph. D. at the beginning of the article and I was given the impression that he collaborated with the author of the article or perhaps even wrote most of it himself.

    Several paragraphs jumped out at me on String Theory that reminded me of what I was hearing from near death experiencers about what they saw during their out of the body experience.



    Basic String Theory, to my thinking, hints at a very different origin for intelligence than the traditional Darwinian model of Evolution postulated.

    In my opinion.... a true "Theory of Everything" will offer a logical explanation for certain types of paranormal phenomena that does not exactly discredit them. ​
     
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  3. Dennis Tate Valued Senior Member

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    Chapter thirteen of Stephen Hawking's Universe is entitled The Anthropic Principle. In that chapter he explains an Atheistic or Agnostic version of the Cyclic Model of the Universe but......
    strangely enough.... a near death experiencer wrote something very similar on many levels after his brush with death.

    https://www.near-death.com/experiences/exceptional/mellen-thomas-benedict.html#a05

    Am I a total idiot to find that this reminds me of the idea of Energy from Quantum Vacuum????
     
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  5. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Is there any evidence of String Theory in the first place?
     
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  7. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    Just read up the Reader's Digest version of string theory

    My take - I haven't got one

    Anyone talking about string theory needs to be standing in front of whatever passes for a 5 metres wide X 2 metres high chalkboard today. Board needs to be covered in exotic symbols and the talk composed of exotic mathematical language

    The above is more akin to the book written by god "How to Create a Human with a Handfull of Mud and no Mathematics"

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  8. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Given that the "paranormal" doesn't exist, then... take a guess as to the answer.
    Confirmation bias.
    What it reminds you of is due to your personal experiences/ knowledge. If you're asking if there's a genuine connection then: No, there isn't.
     
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  9. Dennis Tate Valued Senior Member

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    If you take the time to wade through the following testimonies I believe that you will be hearing
    about what Applied String Theory looks like.

    You of course may disagree.

    https://www.near-death.com/psychology/triggers.html

     
  10. Dennis Tate Valued Senior Member

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    I disagree.. I believe that some of the basic implications of String Theory but......
    THEY SCARE US!!!!!

    So we prefer to not deeply think about what is implied by String Theory.
     
  11. Dennis Tate Valued Senior Member

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    Thank you for replying to this topic..... but if you would like to know more....
    see the testimonies in post number six.
     
  12. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Anecdotes are not evidence.
     
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  13. Dennis Tate Valued Senior Member

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    If you wish to think that those testimonies are merely anecdotes...... that is entirely your choice!
     
  14. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Oh, you contend that claims made without evidence are more than anecdotes?
     
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    Your definition of "without evidence" is a choice that you are free to make....
    and I can consider evidence very seriously that you may reject....
    that is up to you and I.

    My impression at this time is that intelligent people fear the implications of String Theory much as gifted people of five centuries ago feared the implications of a round earth.
     
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    So you're saying that you consider anecdotes to be evidence?
    Oh dear... the fact that the world is round has been known and accepted for about two and half thousand years so your contention that "gifted people of five centuries ago feared the implications" is in error.
     
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  17. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    Giving permission for some person to do or not to do something over which you have no control is mildly

    S T R A N G E

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    But... the idea of "Invisible higher dimensions operating at higher and higher levels of energy" would still tend to scare people.....
    In my opinion, in our own way we are almost as "religious" as the people of five centuries ago would were stuck on belief of a flat earth.
     
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    I don't feel that I have to convince anybody to agree with me but.....
    there is a segment of the population who have been studying near death experience accounts who are willing to research this and other related phenomena a great deal. When they do this... I do believe that they will end up with a vastly more accurate view of their place in the universe than would somebody who would cling to the simplistic version of Evolutionary theory that I was taught back in elementary school during the '60's.
     
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    Rubbish.
    What?
    One more time: NO ONE (other than the completely ignorant[1]) believed that the Earth was flat 500 years ago.

    1 Given that we have bozos today who persist in that false belief.
     
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    And in my opinion thirty years from now our kids and grandchildren will probably laugh at the
    exaggerated skepticism of our time period toward very good information such as what was given to us by
    three year and ten month old near death experiencer Colton Burpo.
     
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    There was/ is no information from Burpo.
    (And it would appear the child, or, more likely, his father who wrote the book/ claims, was lying: e.g. no medical evidence that the boy was clinically dead and the fact that his story is so similar to a prior book/ claim that has been since admitted to be a fabrication).

    And I fail to understand how the content of your post relates to me pointing out, for the second time, that you are wrong in thinking people thought the Earth was flat 500 years ago.
     
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    I think that you are incorrect....
    and my guess is that you are fearful of what little Colton Burpo reveals about one of the higher invisible dimensions of space and time.

    To my thinking your fears are a little bit like the fears of people five centuries ago who believed in a flat earth and were fearful of the evidence for a round earth.... but.... I am biased due to my own beliefs.
     

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