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A single thought can influence the probability of an event occurring

Discussion in 'Philosophy' started by Ostronomos, Mar 2, 2019.

  1. Ostronomos

    Ostronomos Active Member

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    In macro-Quantum effects, or the supernatural world, a single thought can influence the probability of an event occurring. For example, if you fear someone is about to knock on your bedroom door and suddenly someone bangs on it, that would be because of macro-Quantum effects.
     
  2. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium Advaita Vedantin
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    I was thinking earlier today that you were (or at least someone was) going to start a new thread.
     
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  3. Father Heathen

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    *places index fingers on temples* I imagine Ostronomos pooping his pants.
     
  4. WalterTrull

    WalterTrull Godfella

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    There might be a horse and cart thingy here. Not sure.
     
  5. Salvador

    Salvador RF's Swedenborgian

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    Your crappy thought is like ex-lax. .....:eek:
     
  6. Polymath257

    Polymath257 Think & Care
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    I'll tell you what. We can set up an experiment involving the radioactive decay of some atoms. If you can concentrate and change the decay rates in a statistically significant way, then I will admit you have a point. Otherwise, I will just say this is nonsense.
     
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  7. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    In spite of the sarcasm with some of the replies, the OP relies on extrapolating the "butterfly effect" to the realm of thoughts or perhaps the electrical activity of the brain while thinking certain thoughts.

    And macro quantum effects are real and have been studied.

    But given the noise of all of humanity producing a tremendous number of thoughts, I think it's more a theoretical conjecture rather than something demonstrable.
     
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  8. Epic Beard Man

    Epic Beard Man Bearded Philosopher

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    There is a thing called *coincidence*
     
  9. osgart

    osgart Nothing my eye, Something for sure

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    So if you are a fatalist, it becomes a self fulfilling prophecy, and then you suffer your fate.

    I myself dont like operating on mere influences, i like to have my own rudder, and command my own vessel. I rather navigate the affects of influences, and adjust my sails accordingly. Of course i dont know the quantum effects of all this, but oh well.
     
  10. Windwalker

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    There is a truth that what we think, the thought patterns and associated emotional states, does in fact have a direct influence on what happens to us. If you think you're an unattractive and unlovable person for instance, you will become that and create the environment for that to become a reality, confirming your fears. You made that happen. If you think positively, you'll act positively, and positive things happen. That's not rocket science.

    But I don't think that is quite the same thing as imagining that I think someone is going to knock on the door, that is going to happen. People imagine a thousand different things in the course of any give day, and that doesn't mean the magical quantum world will "quaff" these thoughts into actual things. I can't imagine a pink bunny rabbit in my mind, and then one suddenly drops out of a tree, which is where pink rabbits fly at night and keep their nests.
     
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  11. sayak83

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    Butterfly effects do not have intentionality. Any random thought (or a seizure) can effect the outcome just as well without a "specifically intended" thought regarding the subject of the experiment.
     
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  12. syo

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    It's the opposite. In the example you gave, it's the opposite.
     
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