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What means ESP?

Extra-sensory perception:

Extra-sensory perception, or ESP, is the supposed ability to acquire information by some means other than the normal human senses, such as the traditional five senses of taste, sight, touch, smell, and hearing, or any of the other senses well known to science (balance, proprioception, etc).

Because the definition of ''sense'' is vague, the precise definition of ''extra-sensory'' is as well, but the term is generally meant to imply sources of information unknown to modern science.  ESP's supporters point to numerous scientific studies that offer evidence of the phenomenon's existence: the work of J. B. Rhine, a botanist at Duke University in the 1930s, and of Russell Targ and Harold Puthoff, physicists at SRI International in the 1970s, are often cited in ESP's defense.  ESP's critics, a group that includes most mainstream scientists, point to alleged methodological flaws in the studies that support the existence of ESP, and point to numerous ESP studies which have failed to find any evidence of the phenomenon. The James Randi Educational Foundation offers $1 million to anyone who can demonstrate ESP or any psychic phenomenon. Since no one has passed the preliminary test (which has a lower significance level than the formal test and as such is more likely to be passed by chance) no offers to conduct a formal test have ever been extended by the Foundation.

Among the powers allegedly supplied by extra-sensory perception are the following: telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, retrocognition, medium-hood and sancing, psychometry, clairaudience, clairsentience, astral projection, the reading of auras and psychokinesis. Study of these phenomena is known as parapsychology.

The word "psychic" is used as both a noun and adjective to denote a person capable of using ESP in any of its forms. Although most people who believe in ESP maintain that it is a power innate to only a relatively small percentage of the population, there are some who believe that everyone is psychic. These people claim that most of us have si...

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