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Willing a 7

In the 1930's, Dr. J.B. Rhine operated a parapsychology lab at Duke University. Then he met a gambler...

The gambler claimed that when he was in a heightened state of concentration, he could influence the results of a dice roll.

Rhine tested him...and the results were confirming of the claim.

So, Rhine did more research using 25 subjects, each asked to roll two dice against a wall, concentrating and "willing" them to land with a sum of 7.

Out of 6,744 rolls, 3,100 resulted in a sum of 7. According to Rhine's conclusions, the odds against this result were 1 billion to 1.

Since the 1930's, considerable research has been done on this area of psychokinesis. For example, an apparatus was built to drop dice, with nearby subjects focusing on controlling the sum.

Again, the results significantly exceeded expected results... especially in the first quarter of the tests. The inference is that subjects are then fresh and better able to concentrate.

In 1990, a summary was produced of 73 Duke University studies involving more than 2 million dice throws. The conclusion: "there can be a genuine relationship between mental intention and the fall of dice--but obviously, no one has total control to achieve success every time."

This is scary! I interpret this to mean "success more often" is possible! So, after I do some practice dice rolls, Las Vegas, here I come....

Source: S. Leonard (ed.), Mind Power, 1992, p. 111