---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <LEnglish5@...> wrote :
Eh... DC is about the smallest town where teh ME effect could be reliably demonstrated. And statistical fluctuations in one category of crime like murder could still be "small number" issues. Funny how the predictions for the ME at Washington for the study were only about the same as the average fluctuation of the crime rate anyway. There was a dip in the rate in May of that year that was bigger than the one when the place was full of TMer's! If you can't also account for that, how do you know you are accounting for anything else with the claim of super powers? And considering we are talking about allegedly manipulating the unified field of all things shouldn't it be just a bit more dramatic? Just what is the rationale for their being such a small effect when we are dealing with such major power? And what good is a miniscule effect like that anyway from a law and order point of view? If you can't tell the difference without suspicious statistical analysis then what would be the point of getting a big group together, especially as crime rates are down a heckuva lot more since then with changes in policing methods and renovating neighbourhoods. Current Population Demographics and Statistics for Washington DC by age, gender and race. https://suburbanstats.org/population/how-many-people-live-in-washington-dc https://suburbanstats.org/population/how-many-people-live-in-washington-dc Current Population Demographics and Statistic... https://suburbanstats.org/population/how-many-people-live-in-washington-dc Washington DC Population 2013, 2014 View on suburbanstats... https://suburbanstats.org/population/how-many-people-live-in-washington-dc Preview by Yahoo 601,000 in 2014. OF course, once you look at surrounding suburbs you might have a better picture but I believe the ME research confined itself to DC proper for simplicity's sake. As I have said many times, this kind of study is far too messy to really prove anything. Unless and until they can reliably show a micro-ME and show non-TM researchers how to reproduce it in their own labs, no-one outside the TM organization is ever going to take the research seriously. IMNSHO of course. L ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <no_re...@yahoogroups.com> wrote : ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <no_re...@yahoogroups.com> wrote : ---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. It's rubbish in other words. 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 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! 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?