PREMONITIONS, NONLOCAL MIND, AND MEDICINE
Throughout recorded history, people have claimed the ability to sense the future, on occasion, through premonitions, instinct, intuition, hunches, or “gut feelings.” This ability has been dismissed as anecdotal, fanciful, and impossible by conventional science. Recently, however, this dialogue has changed. Computer-based laboratory experiments, now replicated worldwide, indicate an innate ability to sense future developments.
“Premonition” comes from words meaning “forewarning.” Biologists suggest that precognitive abilities may have become innate because they serve a survival function. This is consistent with surveys indicating that most premonitions warn individuals of threatening events, such as natural and manmade disasters and ominous health events.