It is also called psychokinesis.
It is the production of motion in objects (as by a spiritualistic medium) without contact or other physical means.
The idea of people being able to move objects through mind power alone has intrigued people for centuries, though only in the late 1800s was it seen as an ability that might be scientifically demonstrated. A few decades later, in the 1970s, a man named Uri Geller became the world’s best-known psychic and made millions traveling the world demonstrating his claimed psychokinetic abilities including starting broken watches and bending spoons.
Psychokinesis experiments have historically been criticized for lack of proper controls and repeatability. There is no convincing evidence that psychokinesis is a real phenomenon.
In September 2006, a survey about belief in various religious and paranormal topics conducted by phone and mail-in questionnaire polled 1,721 Americans on their belief in telekinesis. Of these participants, 28% of male participants and 31% of female participants selected “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statement, “It is possible to influence the world through the mind alone.
WHAT SCIENCE SAYS?
Many people say that we only use 10 percent of our brain. They claim that a special ability like telekinesis is a result of people using more 10 percent of their mind. But this is just a myth, the scientist has done some experiments which prove that we use all of our brain not just 10% of it!!
The history of telekinesis is a history of frauds, both proven and suspected. Even many researchers studying psychokinesis admit that the data fall far short of scientific standards of proof. Even if our brain waves could somehow influence objects, the laws of physics demonstrate that the waves don’t extend beyond a few mm from the skull.
The ideas of psychokinesis and telekinesis violate several well-established laws of physics, including the inverse square law, the second law of thermodynamics, and the conservation of momentum.
PRIZE MONEY FOR PROVING TELEKINESIS:
Internationally there are individual skeptics of the paranormal and skeptics’ organizations who offer cash prize money for a demonstration of the existence of an extraordinary psychic power, such as psychokinesis.
Businessman Gerald Fleming’s offer of £250,000 to Uri Gellerif he can bend a spoon under controlled conditions.
The James Randi Educational Foundation offered the One Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge to any accepted candidate who managed to produce a paranormal event in a controlled, mutually agreed upon the experiment.