Does ESP Exist?

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There seems to be a wide interest into whether or not that extrasensory perception or ESP exists or not. But what exactly is ESP? Let’s first answer that question. ESP is a sensory process that is separated from the senses of sight, sound, taste, hearing and touch (Carroll, Robert T., 1994-2010). It delves into the realms of clairvoyance, telepathy, precognition, and clairaudience (Carroll, Robert T., 1994-2010). What does this exactly mean? Well let’s first look at these individually and then move to the both sides of the debate. On one side of the debate there are those who claim that ESP does not exist, and on the other side there are those who claim ESP exists. Both sides also claim to have evidence. I believe that ESP may exist. I have read research on both sides of this debate and have come to the conclusion that there are things that happen in the world that we cannot fully explain. You have to ask this question, just because I can’t explain it does that mean it does not exist?

One part of ESP is telepathy. Telepathy is basically mind reading, or a direct connection between two minds in, and also direct communication between two minds (Carroll, Robert T. 1994-2010). This basically means if you have the ability to use telepathy you can look into someone’s mind and know what they are thinking and possibly be able to transmit your thoughts into their minds. You also have clairvoyance which is also called remote viewing and is the ability to see things beyond the ability of natural vision (Carroll, Robert T., 1994-2010). So, with this ability one would be able too not only predict the future but also be able to tell one what has happened in the past in vivid detail. This ability is also known as a psychic ability and one ...

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...stimuli and non ESP stimuli, and their findings were that the brain responded both in the images that they had taken (News Staff, 2008) This would also be evidence to support the opposing view point that ESP does not exist. I plan to go further in finding evidence on both sides and from there develop my opinion on the subject and then articulate that opinion.

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