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Can the simple fact of observation affect the outcome of an event? http://www.princeton.edu/~pear/experiments.html

I read of an experiment, where small balls were set to fall at random and collect in tubes. When the experiment wasn't being watched the balls fell at random. But when an individual was told to stair and considerate at this wall of balls, could generate a small but measurable result. In other words the act of observation affects the outcome of things. Care to comment?

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  • Aug 24 2012: It definitely can - prayer, etc...there are electromagnetic fields affected by thought waves. Some people can generate strong waves and produce disturbances in these electric and magnetic fields. In Starwars, this term is used - a disturbance in the force. Some people study martial arts that can generate strong chi which propel objects and people by intense concentration - fully documented.

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