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December 21, 2007

Digital Breadcrumbs

Flammarion print with digital additionUntil just a few years ago researchers into psi phenomena were not much better off than interested scholars of a hundred or even a thousand years ago. What's changed is not so much the use of scientific method — though that's a necessary part of it — but the advent of cheap, powerful computers adaptable to all manner of experimental tasks. Perhaps ironic (in a good sense) that inorganic machines may help us understand more about the fundamentals of the energy of consciousness than we might gain merely through introspection, philosophy, or religion. Nevertheless, as Dr. Dean Radin explains, the serious study of psi remains taboo, even a meta-taboo. It was a great pleasure and honor to talk with Dean, a true pioneer, who's courageously going where few have gone before. Total runtime an hour and eight minutes. In the magical spirit of Christmas, Enjoy!

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The existence of convincing and robust parapsychological experimental results is being actively supressed. Supression typically serves the defense of a status quo. Might it that some want to keep the use use of "psi" reserved for themselves?


Fascinating subject George.

Being an atheist myself, I find Radin's works seems to give some form of scientific credence to prayer, life after death and other topics usually captured by religion. So maybe religion isn't just all about social control...

As Folon notes above, it's suspect how little work is being done in parapsychology. Could it be a conspiracy by the elusive to systematically defund any non-charlatan academic progress in such matters? Doubtful yet possible. My hunch is that religions thrive on the lack of progress in parapsychology. It has been their sacred domain for eons. One which science has stayed well clear of. Once parapsychology elucidates all the 'woowoo' stuff, religions won't have anything more to sell.

Personal anecdote: Our family cat has a knack for knowing exactly when someone in our family boards a plane/train on their way home from a trip. The cat goes kookie, starts meowing, scratching and being generally aggravating at the precise moment of boarding. We initially hypothesized it could understand us and figured out when our relative was boarding. But this couldn't be the case, since most of the time we weren't aware ourselves. Over the years, we've verified our cat's remote viewing ability systematically. I saw a TV show on the same exact behaviour with dogs a while back. But I haven't seen anybody seriously looking into this.

Now if only I could somehow figure out how to monetize this, I'd be a rich man!

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