Reliability of Outputs of Field Random Number Generator Movie Experiments
Takeshi Shimizu, Masato Ishikawa
Field random-number-generator (RNG) studies have reported that physical RNG outputs can sense field consciousness when many people simultaneously focus on worldwide events or news. The current study focused on the reliability of RNG outputs during an experimental event that evoked audience emotion based on the assumption that the RNG is a measure of field consciousness. Using a split-half method for internal consistency, two previous field RNG experiments (Shimizu & Ishikawa, 2010, 2012) showed positive reliability under an experimental condition (ICC(1,k)=0.684) in which an audience watched a movie that appealed to emotions. Unexpectedly, RNG outputs in the control condition showed negative reliability with a marginally significant correlation coefficient. This suggests that outputs of RNGs have some of the characteristics of quantum effects and have measurement functions in highly focused events. Future tasks are also discussed herein.