Do you have negative ESP?


#1

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#2

Aren’t they just describing “bad luck”?


#3

I always thought the RandomNumberGod just had it in for me…but now I know that I was doing it to myself all this time!

Spectacular!


#4

So, many people score ‘far higher’ than chance, many ‘far lower’ and many in middle…that would seem to indicate that probability is working just fine.


#5

So THAT’S why I keep picking losing lottery numbers.


#6

In a sense efforts like these are not describing bad luck so much as they are trying to measure the existence of what they speculate is the “force” of bad luck.


#7

Ontologically, bad luck is even worse than ESP.


#8

Well I don’t get any better results with letting the computer pick them either.


#9

What’s the rule about headlines that are questions?

Yeah, that.


#10

Your computer clearly has negative ESP. You should keep buying new ones until you get a good one.


#11

So it isn’t when I psychically select the response that will turn out the worst for me?


#12

If so, Glen Runciter from the Prudence Organization has a lucrative employment offer for you.


#13

It seems like a better description would be Extra-Sensory Klutziness.


#14

And that’s why you should always use two-sided t-tests when you’re reducing your parapsychological data!


#15

Its called being blitheringly unaware. Instead of an extra 6th Sense, your current 5 are dulled and you are clueless. I believe Ben Carson suffers from this condition.


#16

Not sure if you’re joking, but just in case you aren’t: Statistics don’t really work that way. It would be totally possible to have an experiment where things regress to a mean but are still highly significant.


#17

I find that testing psychic ability only is effective when it involves arbitrary use of electric shocks.


#18

The 50’s were a great time to be a psychologist, especially if you were a bit sadistic.


#19

I didn’t see that one coming.


#20

Plus all you had to do is have a couple of weird shaped tubes full of bubbling colored liquid in your office and people believed every crackpot idea you said under the guise of doing SCIENCE!!!