Men Who Stare at Goats VS the Sense of Being Stared At
Wednesday/November/11 2009 Filed in: Science / Technology
Clooney gets his goat
The film, Men Who Stare at Goats, starring George Clooney among others, explores what happens when military intelligence meets new age mysticism.
The military believed it would be shocking and awesome to kill a goat, or even better an enemy soldier, just by staring at it.
This kind of mental warfare is a little extreme but our favorite scientist, Rupert Sheldrake, has done some eye-opening work along somewhat similar - though far less deadly - lines in developing his theory concerning The Sense of Being Stared At.
What you see is what you get
According to Professor Sheldrake, seeing is not a passive process of connecting reflected light to the brain via the optic nerve. The mechanics of vision may be localized in the brain but the magical experience of seeing is an interactive process between the seer and the seen.
The foundation of his theory is that odd sixth-sense thing that most of us have felt at some time in our lives -- the sense of being stared at.
But who better to explain and test this theory than the great Sheldrake, himself.
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When we discussed our Parking Lot Theory with the great Professor Sheldrake he said it was interesting and he encouraged us to test it, so here's the test.
If you have time, we would appreciate your participation. Come on. It'll be fun.
More about Rupert Sheldrake:
Rupert Sheldrake Online - Official Website
Rupert Sheldrake - Wikipedia