Originally Posted by quiethumir
Then how come I've never seen someone in my entire life who flew. If it's really all about beliefs, then there should be quite a bit of people who fly to work or something.
I do believe that beliefs create reality but there are exceptions.
ALG raises a very valid point.
You can't just take into account the belief of the hypothetical supermen, you also have to take into account your own beliefs. Your beliefs, too, are filtering your experience of reality. The fact that you are posting about this topic is indicative of the incredulity (or unbelievability) of such an act. Your belief system will filter out relevant evidence to the contrary.
Also, consider how rare such an event would be in the social climate of a civilization more or less dominated by the scientific assertion that such things are not possible. The individual who overcomes this mass consciousness belief would have to be one insanely focused individual to muster up the non-contradicted faith necessary for such an act to be realized.