Lucy is about a woman who gains the ability to tap into 100% of her brain capacity after some gang tried to use her as a smuggling mule by inserting something into her abdomen. According to a popular myth, the average human only uses 10% of his/her brain's capacity. In the movie, the thing inserted into Lucy's abdomen unexpectedly triggered a process which enabled her to be able to use 100% of her brain. But this "humans utilize only 10% of their brains" is nothing but a myth. A neuro-myth. There's not enough evidence supporting it.
Licauco adds that "in fact" (yes he did use this phrase) there are people who are able to develop mental and psychic powers through mental, physical and spiritual practices. Licauco mentioned monks in Tibet levitating, mystics in India demonstrating telepathic powers, shamans in America stopping the rain at will, and faith healers and psychic surgeons in the Philippines who can cut incisions in the human body with their bare hands.
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As to Filipino faith healers and psychic surgeons, they've been debunked over and over again as nothing but frauds and charlatans. If these healers and psychic surgeons can really do what they do, then hospitals and health clinics all over the country will go out of business.
As he always does, Licauco ends his column with a plug of his ESP seminars where he promises to teach you how to develop your ESP the scientific way. Yup, that's what he says - the scientific way. Talk about hijacking real science to push your pseudoscience stuff.
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