MyTelekinesis Update: There’s (telekinetic) movement at the station…

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Update for visitors from MyTelekinesis – you’re most welcome to make comments, and I’ll try to get to them all. But be aware we may be in different time zones, so your post may not be published for quite some time, since I read and release each and every item.

Also note that I will not publish abusive emails, as submitted by one of your number already.

Of course, you call all foresee that I would do that.



The folks over at MyTelekinesis have just cottoned onto the article I wrote some time ago about their folksy little site.

The word has got around and every spoon-bender, mind-reader, crystal-healer, and faux-physicist in the land has dropped by my humble blog. Some have even left comments, some of which are as coherent as the MyTelekinesis website itself, which is to say, not very. But they are at least entertaining, so pop back to the original article and read the thread if you’ve got a few minutes (which, by the way, you’ll never get back).

You can also read their outrage at my review of their site here. Why not post a nice comment while you’re there.

The gist of the comments seems to be my ignorance of things spiritual and my inability to disprove what they are claiming.

Naturally, I have insisted that it’s up to them to prove their claims, not the other way around.

And so I offer them here, in the public domain, to complete on their behalf, completely free of charge, the application forms for the JREF million dollar challenge.  If they can prove even one of the dozens of flavours of the kinesis powers claimed on the site, then someone will get rich quick.

Now, get to work people at MyTelekinesis. Work out between you who’ll be the your champion, and I’ll do the paper work.

I’m actually really looking forward to it.


17 thoughts on “MyTelekinesis Update: There’s (telekinetic) movement at the station…

    RationalBrainzzzz said:
    May 21, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    read why no one has ever won the challenge so you will stop saying that psions dont exist. Im not against your beliefs but please, dont laugh at us. Thanks 🙂

      rationalbrain said:
      May 21, 2012 at 6:52 pm

      Sorry, but that article is just one long excuse.
      Surely you can demonstrate a sizable effect that anyone can easily verify.
      If not, I just don’t understand what you think you have.
      Move something in front of me, read my mind – anything, but no, it’s just excuses.
      The reason the JREF test is so rule-bound is that they need to ensure charlatans and tricksters are filtered out.
      You may not know this, but there are some dishonest people out there.
      No, really.

        To be or not to be, that is the question. said:
        May 21, 2012 at 8:55 pm

        Here, watch this video, it’s enough proof isn’t it?

        Something tells me you’re going to disagree. Probably because he is an illusionist.
        Probably because the media tell you his tricks are real, but just tricks.

        What proves that what he does isn’t what is taught on that website?

        rationalbrain said:
        May 21, 2012 at 9:01 pm

        I think you answered you own question. He’s an illusionist as you said. If you want to believe it’s real, go right ahead. But don’t expect me to do the same.

    okabe13wood said:
    May 21, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    I left that site because of the BS. It’s suffocating. It’s complete with its own clique of liars who bully and attempt to ostracize you if you’re legit, and not part of their delusion.

    Even after proving my abilities a million times, writing thought-filled articles and pointing out that the site is a laughingstock, they refused to change. Pity.

    RationalBrainzzzz said:
    May 21, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    bla bla bla bla. Yea sure. Well, if you believe or not, IDGAF. Okay bye bye.

    To be or not to be, that is the question. said:
    May 21, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Exactly my point, no matter what proof you get your mind is set to accept that it is no more than a trick.

    It’s pitiful, really.

      rationalbrain said:
      May 21, 2012 at 10:19 pm

      Err, no, if you provide proof I will accept. I just don’t think you can do that. That’s YOUR challenge.

    To be or not to be, that is the question. said:
    May 21, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Oh, and that doesn’t answer the 2nd question at all actually (the first question was rhetorical, if you haven’t yet realised).

    ‘What proves that what he does isn’t what is taught on that website?’

    You dodged that one.

      rationalbrain said:
      May 21, 2012 at 10:18 pm

      Err, sorry but I just don’t understand it. Too many double negatives.

    Viktor said:
    May 21, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Sir, I applied to the JREF for their powwow, and yet, surprisingly, i was treated like crap, and when the application in its excruciating nature was complete, I was mockingly told that “my litle powers” still wouldnt win money. Shocked, i asked what they meant. I was given a copy of the rule stating Randi can withhold the million dollars for any reason he likes.

    I subsequently informed them of where they should stick their so called “scientific skepticism”, and broke contact.

    Viktor said:
    May 21, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    My earlier post went kaput. As I said, here is something a friend cooked up. Its intendedd as a demonstration of psychic ability, not an illusion.
    Its about the same thing Id do if put on the spot.

    I realize its not scientific proof, but still food for thought.

      rationalbrain said:
      May 21, 2012 at 11:29 pm

      Send it to randi, or a tv station, and tell them you can do it under controlled conditions – for example, with the region of the card shielded from gusts of air, etc. Again, Peter Popov was doing this 30 years ago until randi made him look stupid on national television.
      It’s simply not proof unless there are strictly controlled conditions, because there are too many con artists. That’s why Randi sets a high bar.
      Remember, extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.

        Viktor said:
        May 22, 2012 at 1:05 am

        Yeah, I know. But Randi would screw me over and not cough up the million dollars 😛 I know half a dozen guys who have applied, and realized how much of a scam JREF is. However, the news/media is a nice idea, provided thet drop their disbelief long enough to allow someone to give proof.

    Of Time and Telekinesis « rationalbrain said:
    May 30, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    […] article, and the followups (here, here and here), are easily the most commented on articles, so passions have certainly been […]

    Dan Rea said:
    June 1, 2012 at 4:20 am

    Some people believe just about anything, eh?
    You can never underestimate stupidity; it’s so damn profitable.
    I think you’re a fraud and a con-artist Viktor.

      rationalfollower said:
      June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am

      con-artist. couldn’t have used a better word.

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