---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <LEnglish5@...> wrote :

The Maharishi Effect has always, at least in the theoretical discussions, been a "big numbers" effect that requires statistical analysis to catch.
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On 11/26/2014 1:32 AM, salyavin808 wrote:

It's rubbish in other words.
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Rubbish is when all you had to do was */speak up/* about the crimes going on in Rotherham. You don't have much room to criticize others with that kind of record. You'd look a lot better on this forum if you had some integrity of your own. You sound like a phoney to me - coming here to trash your old friends that tried to help you and gave you food and a place to live when you were down and out.
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Funnily enough I was reading about statistics and paranormal research the other day. There's a guy called Dean Radin - friend of Fred Travis and member of the institute of noetic research - who "proved" via statistical analysis that the human mind has magical powers like telepathy and precognition. The amazing thing about his research is that he statistically meta - analysed hundreds of decent papers that had found no such thing!

This is clever, he can "prove" there are paranormal powers without anyone ever demonstrating any such thing! A first for science, makes me wonder why his institute isn't taken seriously..

Lies, damn lies, statistics etc..

By theory, a town the size of Fairfield would be too small to really see the effect manifest reliably, regardless of what research beleivers decided to publicize in order to encourage other believers to participate more regularly.

Consider the effect that a single pickpocketing Sidha would have on Fairfield's crime-rate, for example...

Or a single gun rampage could have on otherwise also unconvincing statistics in Washington or Lebanon.

[By the way, I came up with that example on a Washington, DC course a year or two before the course that lead to the resarch everyone likes to pooh-pooh -a pickpocket had slipped into the gathered sidhas outside the flying hall, and was working the crowd so the police were called]

The activities of a single criminal in a crowd of several thousand are sufficient to raise the crime-rate in that crowd, no matter how "enlghtened" they are as individuals and the fact that this person was willing to roam freely amongst the TMers meant his behavior wasn't noticeably affected by their presence - in fact, you cold argue that his behavior was *inspired* by their presence.

So clearly, you have to statistically remove any crime to make the figures "right"...

The same issue holds true for a town of 10,000, like Fairfield. It is only when you get to the level of communities with a million or more people that the Maharishi Effect is (according to the theoretical papers) supposed to be reliably detectable since a single person's behavior is lost in the statistics involving hundreds or thousands of criminals.

And the larger amount of criminals in large towns make the statistics unconvincing in those cases in exactly the same way. But it's nice that Buck doesn't have to worry about anything affecting the "science" in Fairfield.


L

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <mdixon.6569@...> wrote :

It's Maharishi's fault! LOL

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*From:* "LEnglish5@... [FairfieldLife]" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com>
*To:* FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
*Sent:* Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:36 AM
*Subject:* Re: [FairfieldLife] Maharishi Effect

Since the number of Pundits is down to about 200 and the number of TM-Sidhas practicing is way below the number their theory says is required, the most they could say is that they have failed to have a positive effect on Ferguson because they have failed to keep their numbers sufficiently high.


L


---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <mjackson74@...> wrote :

227.5 miles - evidently the Marshy Effect is still to funnel money from TB'ers pockets to the TMO's coffers, rather than create peace. OF course, the TMO will have a different spin on the situation, the remedy of which will include giving more money to the TMO, you know, to get more pundits and increase the Dome numbers - ha ha!

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*From:* "Mike Dixon mdixon.6569@... [FairfieldLife]" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com>
*To:* "FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com>
*Sent:* Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:29 AM
*Subject:* [FairfieldLife] Maharishi Effect

Does anybody know how far Ferguson Mo. is from Fairfield Ia.? Was group program called off yesterday?






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