Psychokinetic Study

In a fascinating and inspirational study by scientist Rene Peoc’h (Peoc’h, 1995), a group of chicks psychokinetically influenced the direction of a robot.  A robot was programmed to move within a square, half the time north-south and one half the time east-west.  The robot performed this task repeatedly, as evidenced in the control group.  When 15 caged chicks in a dark room were placed on the east side of the square, and a candle was placed on top of the robot, the chicks cried when the light moved away from them and stopped crying with the light returned.  In 71% of the 80 experiments conducted, the robot spent more time near the chicks.  In one experiment, the robot remained near the chicks throughout the experiment.  Peoc’h’s experiment powerfully shows the influence of mind on matter, or psychokinesis because the robot responded to the simple, clear intention transmitted by the chicks:  move the light closer.  If a simple living system like a baby chicken can influence a robot, can a more complex living system such as a human being affect another live system, perhaps even another human being?