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Is telekinesis possible?

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Is it possible to move objects with your mind?
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Back in the late 70's scientists at Stanford tried to study telekinesis with magician Uri Geller. They thought there was some evidence for telekinesis.

James Randi, another magician, saw that Geller was fooling the researchers with magic tricks. He decided to show the world what was going on, so he got some amateur magicians to sign up for the next "scientific" study. This time the study was sponsored by James M. McDonnell, the founder of McDonnell Douglas and performed by Washington University.

The magicians had the researchers completely fooled for about two years. Eventually, the researchers started applying more scientific controls to the testing and saw that they couldn't reproduce the psychic behavior. In reality, the magicians were being watched so closely that they couldn't do their tricks.

Eventually Randi told what they had done. Scientists realized how easy it is to be fooled and started being more careful in their experiments. Since then, there haven't been any large experiments that have showed any kind of psychic phenomenon and most scientists have decided it's just not possible.

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As cool as it would be, unfortunately no. It has never been demonstrated in a controlled environment, despite large sums of money offered as a prize to anyone who could do so. Additionally, it would violate several laws of physics, such as the second law of thermodynamics .

It's possible that in the future scientists will be able to interface with our brains in such a way that we could control robots and computers with thought, but until then, it's impossible to move objects with your mind.

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Telekinesis would require energy like the energy you use for your muscles. So if it was possible the person would only be able to lift small objects and it would tire them out. Also energy is not very good at moving things around in a controlled manner. If you could project energy out of your body it would keep going.

At most I think it might be possible to project a weak energy field like a small magnet. It might be possible to influence a compass or mess up your TV screen.

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No I don't think so! I remember as a child trying to "psych" the baubles on the Christmas tree to start moving but it never worked. The James Randi Educational Foundation which was founded by James Randi, the magician and scientific sceptic offers a $1 million prize to anyone who can demonstrate evidence of the paranormal under controlled conditions. No one has yet claimed the prize.

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Unfortunately no. Would be cool, i'm pretty sure everyone has already tried doing it, especially after watching mathilde. Despite our many efforts, it just isn't possible.

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No it is not possible.

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