Proponents of psychic ability attempt to support their belief with publicity over an occassional positive research study. Besides the minor positive effects and the questionable study methods and/or design, what these folks fail to do is report the results of the preponderance of studies that show negative results. In addition, when replication of the so-called positive studies is conducted, the truth comes out. This post reports the results of a recent replication of a positive study. The bottom line: There needs to be more emphasis in scientific research on replication of studies that show positive results when the mechanism of the effects is not plausible.
Comment: If psychic ability is real, why has no one won the million dollars the James Randi foundation has offered for decades to anyone who can demonstrate such ability under appropriate research conditions?