The Scientific Impact of the Existence of Telepathic Power

Ashish Ranpura aranpura at
Thu Feb 1 16:28:52 EST 2001

On Wed, 31 Jan 2001 20:37:24 -0800, Taliesin <taliesin11 at>

>> The phenomenon must be around the low energy physics regime, but obviously
>> the medium to transmit the thoughts can't be some powerful radiation to
>> penetrate walls, bone and flesh to the other mind, otherwise the mechanism
>> immediately burns the telepathic brain before the radiation can go out its
>> brain. As we all know, the electrical and chemical energy in
>> our brain is no more than one or two volts. Then how we can explain such a
>> transmition of thoughts in terms of our current physical laws?
>> Therefore, it must involve some unfound low energy limit physical laws
>> behind this phenomenon. Maybe it invokes some quantum mechanical small
>> scale structure of spacetime in some good quantum mechanical condition
>> like in our brain. In other words, it may involve a low energy limit of a
>> combined fundamental forces of electrmagnetism and gravity. If physicists
>> accept such mentality, then it consequently poses question on how
>> physicists should treat their high energy physics and the unification of
>> fundamental forces so that in the low energy regime there is a weak
>> coupling of electromagnetism and gravity but with observable effect in
>> some good condensed matter condition.
>Really, it comes down to the simple law of conservation of energy.  There is
>no mechanism for energy in brains (short of mitochondria), and given that the
>brains of "telepaths" aren't dissolving, there can't be much hidden energy
>anywhere.  And the energy to any given point outside the emitter is the
>inverse of the distance cubed (1/d^3), which is basic geometry.  This is true
>for any force, electromagnetic, strong and weak nuclear forces (though the
>strong nuclear force does have some exceptions within the confines of the
>nucleus), or gravity in a quantum sense.  Thus, I think that outside of cells
>that are more or less adjacent (as in the split brain cases), I doubt any such
>phenomenon could exist.

Ok, not to jump in on the telepathy argument which was nicely squashed
earlier, but regarding this interesting calculation on conservation of
neural energy...

If a person smiles, the communicative power of the gesture travels
undiminished for a long distance without the smiler's face burning up.
Why? Because intrapersonal communication does not rely on traditional
point-to-point transfers of energy. 

We're not talking about anything mysterious here, just acknowledging
that human beings are not connected by wires. We exchange scents, body
postures, sounds, touches... Now, can communication occur without some
exchange through the "five" senses? Well, that's the telepathy
argument again, and the answer is, not in any way we've seen.

---Ashish Ranpura.

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