Del Mar, CA, April 17, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- A new, two-minute video summarizing the results of a highly successful trial aimed at testing whether animal ESP is a naturally occurring phenomena has been released by Skeptiko.com. The video compares the behavior of a dog while his owner is away from home versus when the owner is returning home. The video shows a dramatic change in the dog’s behavior when the owner is returning home.
According to Alex Tsakiris, Skeptiko.com founder, this shift in behavior can’t be explained by routine or cueing. Tsakiris also stressed the need for more trials before definitive conclusions can be reached.
Commenting on the preliminary results Sheldrake said:
“…I'm so pleased they have found a good situation for this research. I look forward to seeing what happens in the next series of trials.”
The free video is available at: http://www.skeptiko.com/blog/?p=3.
Alex Tsakiris is one of a group at www.DogsThatKnow.com replicating the research of Dr. Rupert Sheldrake. This research examines the telepathic link between dog and their owners. Despite scientific and anecdotal evidence, many scientists remain skeptical of these capabilities. Researchers hope to overcome this skepticism with their new findings.
Skeptiko is the first scientifically oriented Podcast exploring new research in controversial areas of science such as telepathy, psi, parapsychology, near-death-experience, reincarnation, and after-life encounters. Each episode features open, honest debate on new scientific discoveries. The show includes interviews with top research scientists and their critics.
OpenSourceScience is the first scientifically oriented website to bring the power of open source methods to the skeptical examination of controversial areas of science such as telepathy, psi, parapsychology, near-death experiences, reincarnation, and after-life encounters.