This needs to be reworked and possibility reduced, either way sources are a must. Jaf 15:52, 25 Jun 2005 (UTC)Jaf

An esper is one who possesses ESP, as noted in this Wikipedia entry. Marvel Comics has been using the term for years.--Julianbaischir 21:31, 17 Dec 2005 (UTC)

With all due respect to the comic book publisher, "esper" should remain in this article only because it was used as a term in TOS. I do agree that the article is woefully inadequate in terms of the discussion of ESP as shown in Trek. A good start, but needs to confine itself to ESP as discussed in the show. I will take a crack at revising. Aholland 16:50, 28 January 2006 (UTC)

I removed the following info:

It is likely that ESP aperception quotients and resultant potential ESP enhancement through Galactic Barrier contact apply only to humans, as Spock – a half-Vulcan who has established telepathic abilities – was not affected at all by the 2265 contact.
The reasons behind a lack of ESP-augmenting effect when the Enterprise crossed the Galactic Barrier (once each way!) in "By Any Other Name" are unknown, but could be due to unique conditions at different locations and/or times across the Barrier.

The above is speculation and nitpicking, both of which should not be included in an article. --From Andoria with Love 05:47, 29 January 2006 (UTC)

True on both counts. I had included the information as background and not part of the article "proper" because I found it interesting and it showed how I got to the statements I made. I have no issue with pulling it, however, as it is really just commentary. :) Aholland 17:37, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

Removed Edit

Removed the following real-world info- that's what the Wikipedia link is there for.

There have been numerous 21st-century investigations into the military application of esper ability, from 'far-seeing' (using psychics to examine military targets from afar) to the use of psychic power as an offensive weapon (hilariously depicted in the George Clooney movie Men Who Stare At Goats, which was based on a true story). Such research has not delivered useful results, however, and critics dismiss the studies as pseudo-science.--31dot 11:31, December 2, 2009 (UTC)