By Chris Carter
More scientists and skeptics than ever consider psychic phenomena to be a possibility on some level.The idea of extrasensory perception is not a new one, studies and experiments have been conducted for decades for both scientific research purposes and for use in military applications. While few scientists today would outright state with any certainty that psychic abilities do exist, most would be unwilling to make the claim that they do not either.
Recently, journalist Steven Volk was surprised to discover that leading skeptical psychologist Richard Wiseman has admitted that the evidence for telepathy is so good that “by the standards of any other area of science, [telepathy] is proven.” Mr. Volk goes on to write, “Even more incredibly, as I report in Fringe-ology, another leading skeptic, Chris French, agrees with him.”
Mr. Volk might even be more surprised to learn that back in 1951 psychologist Donald Hebb wrote this:
“Why do we not accept ESP [extrasensory perception] as a psychological fact? [The Rhine Research Center] has offered enough evidence to have convinced us on almost any other issue … Personally, I do not accept ESP for a moment, because it does not make sense. My external criteria, both of physics and of physiology, say that ESP is not a fact despite the behavioral evidence that has been reported. I cannot see what other basis my colleagues have for rejecting it … Rhine may still turn out to be right, improbable as I think that is, and my own rejection of his view is—in the literal sense—prejudice.”
Four years later, George Price, then a research associate at the Department of Medicine at the University of Minnesota, published an article in the prestigious journal Science that began:
“Believers in psychic phenomena … appear to have won a decisive victory and virtually silenced opposition. … This victory is the result of careful experimentation and intelligent argumentation. Dozens of experimenters have obtained positive results in ESP experiments, and the mathematical procedures have been approved by leading statisticians. … Against all this evidence, almost the only defense remaining to the skeptical scientist is ignorance.”
But Price then argued, “ESP is incompatible with current scientific theory,” and asked:
“If, then, parapsychology and modern science are incompatible, why not reject parapsychology? … The choice is between believing in something ‘truly revolutionary’ and ‘radically contradictory to contemporary thought’ and believing in the occurrence of fraud and self-delusion. Which is more reasonable?”
According to anonymous Western intelligence sources, Israeli is utilizing a permanent military base in Iraqi Kurdistan as a launching point for cross-border missions into Iran.
While this is not all that surprising given that U.S. officials have already confirmed that the Israeli Mossad is running assassination operations and funding terrorists in Iran, the timing of this release is quite interesting and motivation behind making this information public is also quite mysterious.
If this report is true, this would mean that the Israeli military is violating the sovereignty of Iran in an attempt to find a so-called “smoking gun” which would then give them the justification they need to launch an all-out overt assault.
However, I think it is important to note that this very well might actually be part of a psychological operation intended to turn the Iranian military on itself and breed a sense of paranoia and distrust, weakening their morale, resolve and fighting power.
According to the report, the Israeli special forces troops used Black Hawk helicopters to transport troops into Iran, disguised as members of the Iranian military, and even used Iranian military vehicles to carry out their operations.
They supposedly used sensitive equipment during these covert missions to monitor radioactivity and the magnitude of explosive tests. How exactly they did this, and where they did this from, is unclear.
According to these anonymous Western intelligence sources – who I encourage my readers to approach with a highly skeptical eye as per usual – this is, in fact, nothing new.
They claim that Israeli commandos have actually been carrying out these intelligence operations for several years at this point, which makes one wonder how Iran would not pick up on such a thing.
Recent operations have allegedly been aimed at the Parchin military complex, which is near the Iranian capital of Iran.
An excellent infographic has been released, which covers many of the physical and mental health problems, as well as the financial burden sold to an increasing number of people who feel they "cannot live without" a cell phone.
As shown below, this obsession manifests in a myriad of ways that affect individual health and social interaction.
It's not mentioned in the graphic, but the attachment to the cell phone has led to a number of states to ban cell phones after seeing that their use while driving is actually worse than driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
There is one other area key area that is not covered in the infographic, but is also worth mentioning -- the radiation effects of cell phones, especially on the young.
Experts have said that cell phones are capable of causing a number of health problems, including depression, infertility and damage to your DNA.
In 2011, the WHO/IARC released a report stating that cell phone radiation may have a carcinogenic effect on humans. In fact, the World Health Organization actually said that cell phones are in the same cancer-causing category as lead, engine exhaust, and chloroform. (Source)
The microwave radiation produced by cell phones has been documented in peer-reviewed studies to be harmful to fetal brains, and Mike Barrett from Natural Society writes that:
A recent report with lead author, John Wargo, Ph. D., professor of Environmental Risk and Policy at Yale University, shows just how damaging EMFs can be for children.
Research shows that due to developing organs, lower bone density of the skull, lower body weight, and a less effective blood-brain barrier, children are extremely vulnerable to cell phone radiation. (Source)The health physical effects of cell phones are wide-ranging, including the cell phone towers themselves, but there are ways to minimize their effect, as they are now nearly ubiquitous among the populations of the developed world.