Stephen Colbert Discusses ‘Time-Traveling Porn’ with Professor Daryl Bem (Video)

Professor Bem has received a lot of continued attention (see here and here) for his research on ESP. If you’re wondering what all the fuss is about, Stephen Colbert has a unique take on Professor Bem’s research (and they also discuss the significance of the “Colbert Bump”):

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  • thefutureisnow

    It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backward.
    Lewis Carroll
    Life is all memory except for the one present moment
    …. that goes by so quick you can hardly catch it going.
    Tennessee Williams

  • thefutureisnow

    It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backward.
    Lewis Carroll
    Life is all memory except for the one present moment
    …. that goes by so quick you can hardly catch it going.
    Tennessee Williams

  • thefutureisnow

    It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backward.
    Lewis Carroll
    Life is all memory except for the one present moment
    …. that goes by so quick you can hardly catch it going.
    Tennessee Williams

  • thefutureisnow

    In addition, there’s Einstein’s point:
    “Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, [then] wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.
    That’s what science is: unrelenting search for truth, no matter how uncomfortable, unsettling, or inconvenient, or painful that truth may be.

  • thefutureisnow

    In addition, there’s Einstein’s point:
    “Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, [then] wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.
    That’s what science is: unrelenting search for truth, no matter how uncomfortable, unsettling, or inconvenient, or painful that truth may be.

  • MakeItaBetterTest!

    The good professor might get even better results if he used students who were willing to state their sexual preferences in advance ….and then taylor his “porn” to what will on turn the particular student involved.
    This would weed out those photos that don’t work (in terms of esp) because the student subject may be gay and not aroused by that particular erotic photo. I assume that the professor he had allowed for male porn for male test subjects, and female porn for female test subjects. If not then that, plus determining the sexual orientation of the student subject, would be a more accurate test of esp potentials. Of course there is the complicating factor of just “how” gay a person is, on a scale of x.
    And what about prudes or “religious” people or people that are simply embarrassed or turned off in some way by porn. They might not have an “honest” reaction to the erotic photos in that their reaction might be skewed in some way. Not to mention closeted gays. It’s not that simple!

  • MakeItaBetterTest!

    The good professor might get even better results if he used students who were willing to state their sexual preferences in advance ….and then taylor his “porn” to what will on turn the particular student involved.
    This would weed out those photos that don’t work (in terms of esp) because the student subject may be gay and not aroused by that particular erotic photo. I assume that the professor he had allowed for male porn for male test subjects, and female porn for female test subjects. If not then that, plus determining the sexual orientation of the student subject, would be a more accurate test of esp potentials. Of course there is the complicating factor of just “how” gay a person is, on a scale of x.
    And what about prudes or “religious” people or people that are simply embarrassed or turned off in some way by porn. They might not have an “honest” reaction to the erotic photos in that their reaction might be skewed in some way. Not to mention closeted gays. It’s not that simple!

    • Check his site?

      He does, check out his page– he gives people the option of choosing the sexual orientation of the porn (women can choose straight or lesbian porn and men can choose straight or gay porn.)

  • Check his site?

    He does, check out his page– he gives people the option of choosing the sexual orientation of the porn (women can choose straight or lesbian porn and men can choose straight or gay porn.)

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