The arguments here seem to assume a consensus experience, i.e. "Can't we
all just agree on this set of evidence?" What if reality experienced by
one in a closed room is fundamentally different that when experienced as a
dyad, triad, or mob? No one (to my knowledge) has been able to refute the
Schmidt <<retro-pk>> experiments, and there's serious research that
suggests prayer *works* (subsequent events "occur* commensurate with
consensus desires expressed in prayer). And, the evidence cited by the
author of the book "The Wisdom of Crowds" seems to suggest that more than
simple statistics is at play. So, in our infamous (but interesting!)
gedanken experiments should we consider whether there is an individual
observing something vs a group observation?
More to the point, can reality "differ" based upon the number of people
<<linking>> in the experience?
- singular versus plural rmiller