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Is Precognition Real?

Skeptics eviscerated a Cornell psychologist whose published evidence said yes. A decade later, his data has stood up.

Mitch Horowitz
14 min readFeb 21

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More than ten years ago, a prominent research psychologist, Daryl J. Bem, published a paper in a respected academic journal that presented evidence for precognition. The response was swift and withering. Critics in academia and news…

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Mitch Horowitz

"Treats esoteric ideas & movements with an even-handed intellectual studiousness"-Washington Post | PEN Award-winning historian | Censored in China