- Jun 4, 2013
We are a bunch of loonies, everybody says so, so it must be true.
I heard of the movie, but I didn't know there was a book. Thanks for recommendation, I'll have to read that later.Have you read The Men Who Stare at Goats by Jon Ronson? It's a quick, fun read. It was made into a movie, but for the kind of "truth" you seek the book would be more edifying -- at least in terms of how intensely this realm is being explored.
The study you cite was a big deal when it was first publicized in '14. What's discouraging is the rudimentary yield (hello), & the fact that nothing has developed since then from this scientific team. Nor has this experiment been replicated elsewhere as far as I can find. That doesn't mean it wasn't authentic, but it is premature to consider it conclusive evidence (IMHO).
It's not like I want to think I'm below average. I have a hard time concentrating and I'm ignorant of a lot of things. I think that's because I'm schizophrenic I was fine when I was 8 years old. Now a days, it's hard for me to learn since I have a hard time concentrating, which I find unfortunate, because I think becoming more knowledgeable on a subject is a great way for schizophrenics or anybody really, to empower themselves. The more I know about what is possible, the easier it is for me to know what doesn't work, what's not possible.My Take - believing you're under average with intelligence matters makes it worse.
I'm starting to think, it's unlikely I'll be able to figure out how mind reading work, at least if it stays the way it is now, so I'm taking a different approach. I'm simply trying to figure out if it's real, at the moment.For the last point, if voices were external they would require vocal apparatus which would entertain them. Hence, its internal.
What's the point of establishing a timeline?- Establish a timeline. If they are real people talking in your head, they can only spend so much time on you. If their school students they can only spend certain amount time on me and only at certain times. Same things for adults. It's likely an adult would have job. Find out when they talk to you and for how long. It's even possible there's multiple people talking in your head, in which case it would be more complicated.
It's used to gain more information. By roughly deducing the timeline and their routine, you can get a vague idea of what he or she does during the day. It's not perfect, but if you use it as supplementary evidence you can find out more about the voices.What's the point of establishing a timeline?