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that ‘the psychic’ can be explained….
‘pre-call’ is a
new term-concept which means to ‘summon to mind beforehand’. It’s
the temporal opposite to ‘re-call’ - which means to ‘summon to
mind again or afterwards’.
“makes more sense” of old, failed and contra-scientific ‘psychic’
notions like telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, ESP. As its
originator, Galway academic Dr. Sean T. O’Donnell, explained in an
hour-long lecture to The Society for Psychical Research (SPR -
London) on June 1.
example you suddenly think of someone far distant, who then
unexpectedly contacts you by phone. If this sort of thing happens
often, you might well suspect ‘telepathy’.
scientifically it’s better to consider pre-call
- that you’re just in the habit of ‘thinking forward’ to your
next phone contact.
“makes more sense” scientifically because it accords with
space-time – Einstein’s 4-dimensional version of Relativity.
Space-time describes reality as consisting of space which is similar
to, and indissolubly united with, time. As distinct from space and
time being very different entities, which ‘common-sense’ (sic)
would have us believe.
Be that as
it may, the physical
reality of space-time is now inescapable and obvious: it plays an
indispensable role in the Global Position System (GPS), which
increasingly runs the modern world. For example, the Internet,
international TV, driverless tractors, SatNavs, smart-phones……
space-time’s strange psychological
consequences are still very much unexplored. For, as Einstein said,
it shows that “The common distinction
between past, present and future is only an illusion, although a
cosmologists like Stephen Hawking have frequently wondered “Why
can’t we remember the future?” To which
oxymoron O’Donnell now further queries “But
has anyone ever really tried before?”
notes that – however incredible it may seem - people do sometimes
appear to experience weak ‘memories of the future’. As in that
phone-call anticipated above. A sequence now more understandable in
describes pre-call as
an innate, occasional and strongly censored mental faculty. But with
proper understanding, it can still be developed (and taught!) as a
rigorous new intellectual skill. This applies to some half-dozen
different learned modes: card ‘guessing’, roulette, numbered
should find practical use in a wide variety of situations – from
financial forecasting, through crime detection to innovation and
O’Donnell reports significant partial success, in a recent
collaboration to pre-call
Lotto outcomes. So that outright winning should eventually be
feasible, given further development of pre-call
therefore, the physical
reality of space-time is now evident and obvious, from those
increasing GPS applications in our daily lives. While its
consequences can be investigated further through O’Donnell’s new
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ABOUT DR.SEAN O’DONNELL
Sean gained M.Sc. in
marine biochemistry at Galway University, and then Ph.D. at
University of Edinburgh. As science correspondent to national daily
“Irish Press” for
17 years, he specialised in innovation and the history of ideas.
He assembled the first
correlated history of Irish science in “Famous Irish Scientists”
series (Technology Ireland).
As part of a lifelong
interest in time and its properties he wrote a biography of Sir
William Rowan Hamilton – 1983. (He was the
first to call for a ‘New Science of Pure
Time’ back in 1833.) Sean likewise
conducted a 16-hr course on “The Mystery of
Time” at NUIG (National University of
Ireland, Galway) between 1988 and 2,000.
He has also written 3
books on apparent time anomalies:
Memory and Time – 1997
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“ “ - revised as ebook 2015
Paranormal Explained – 2007
Dr. O’Donnell is a
regular speaker at the annual SPR Conferences. And has published
over a dozen peer-reviewed articles on the general relation between
psi (the technical term for ‘psychic’ awareness) and time.
(Full details of SPR
Lecture (June 1, 2017) are given in <www.precall.weebly.com>)
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