For ages, people and science have tried to answer one question, is telepathy real? In this post we will look at the diversity of opinions that exist in people.
To begin, it is clear that there are many opinions that don’t necessarily coincide. And this doesn’t mean that these views cannot live together. We clarify that it is important to respect the beliefs of others.
There are certain general characteristics that allow us to group the kinds of thinking in broad categories: reluctant skeptics, skeptics researchers, believers and people who claim to have experienced one or more telepathic experiences. And we can also analyze the relationship between beliefs of children and adults, the differences between East and West, the relationship between studies and beliefs, and the belief differences between the male side and the female side. With all this information we will try wo answer our question, is telepathy real?
According Wikipedia, scepticism is any questioning attitude towards knowledge, opinions or beliefs. In this post we will distinguish reluctant skeptics from predisposed skeptics.
Reluctant skeptics are people who do not ask themselves “is telepathy real?”, because they think they know the answer already. They just consider that telepathy is a nonexistent phenomenon that cannot be real in this world. The trouble with this kind of thinking is that people get stuck in a particular idea, so these are reluctant to receive any information that differs from their beliefs, although it could have been established, for example, that telepathy is real.
Such people are different from previous ones in that while they have a questioning attitude towards knowledge, they try to find answers with empirical evidence. That is, to answer the question: “is telepathy real?” they don’t assume that telepathy doesn’t exist without some proof, but are open to information about its existence. In this type of thinking are both researchers and non- researchers.
Believers are people that don’t need much evidence to assume that something is real. They just have the belief that it is real. Here are the people who believe in the existence of phenomena that have not yet been scientifically proven.
So when a believer asks: “is telepathy real?” This guy does not look for an answer, but simply assumes that it is real without looking for evidence. Then we can say that these people are also locked into a type of thinking.
There are people who claim to have experienced one or more telepathic experiences (even some people discuss their experiences on this blog), so they say YES when someone ask them “is telepathy real?”. They believe they have enough evidence to do so, and do not need more information than that given by what they say they experienced. There are families who say they can communicate telepathically and there are couples who express the same. Maybe even you know someone who claims to have had a telepathic experience with someone.
Clearly reluctant skeptics will think that these people are lying and believers will completely believe what these people say. Whatever the case, people who say they have experienced telepathic experiences deserve a different category.
Kids and adults
Generally, kids are more believers than adults. This may be due to the disappointments that people have growth over that as adults they do not want to suffer again, becoming increasingly skeptical. When we are kids we do not need much evidence to believe. Kids use the feelings more than reason.
Because of this, when ask: is telepathy real? It is likely that most kids will say yes and a lot of adult people will say no.
East and West
Based on the information about Eastern and Western philosophy, in Western culture details and empirical evidence are sought more often that in Eastern culture, where even education becomes more intangible. For this reason it is likely that most of Eastern people believe in things commonly classified as non-existent (such as telepathy), and most of Westerners do not believe in any of this things without seeing empirical evidence.
Studies and belief
Less- educated people have more probability to base their beliefs on concepts that are not tested empirically. This can result from a lack of information. By contrast, better-educated people usually tend to seek evidence for each hypothesis, becoming more skeptical. Because of this we believe that only with hearing testimonies of actual cases is more likely that a instructed person will not answer yes to the question: is telepathy real? An educated person will have a tendency to look for evidence to support an accurate answer.
While we talk about generalities, this does not mean that all uneducated people think that telepathy is real, or that all educated people believe it is not real.
Male and female sides
We all have a feminine and a masculine side. The male side is characterized by force and the female side by feelings. The balance between the two sides helps determine, among other things, the beliefs of people. The female side could tell us that things that were not tested empirically (as telepathy) could actually exist if we feel so, while the male side could tell us that it doesn’t exist because there is not enough scientific evidence to determine that telepathy is real.
This is why many women may be more inclined to say yes to the question; “is telepathy real?” without scientific evidence than many men. Also worth mentioning here that we are not saying that all women believe in telepathy and all men doesn’t. It is clear there are that many men who can have their feminine side more developed than the masculine side, and many women who can have their masculine side more developed than the female.
So, what people think about, is telepathy real?
We all have our own thoughts and beliefs, and all these kinds of thinking coexist together. There are people who firmly believe that telepathy is not real, other people are looking for evidence and constantly feeding with information to form an idea, and others that fully believe that telepathy is real. Whatever the case, some people try to convince others of their ideas and others seek not to convince anyone. We’re not trying to convince anyone, we just want to open a discussion to enrich the information in this blog.
We would love you to comment and keep on with the discussion… is telepathy real?
If you’d like to read more about: Is Telepathy Real? you can get related posts here»