November 9, 2001 at 10:27 pm #62602Pam BKeymaster
Steve Grenard, JohnEdwardTalk.org Science Moderator
Dean Radin’s book The Conscious Universe has several chapters including one called A Field Guide to Skepticism which effectively debunks all skeptical arguments made about valid and genuine, scientifically proven psi and pyschic phenomena.
This is a very well written, easy to read, yet academic book that teaches readers about statistics, probabilities and the experiments that have taken place up to publication date. Its been translated into several languages and is a perennial bestseller. I give it :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Holding up such anomalies as ESP, psychokinesis, prayer, near-death experiences, and reincarnation under the cool light of scientific scrutiny can be a daunting task. Dean Radin, director of the Consciousness Research Laboratory at the University of Nevada, rises to the challenge in the pioneering and exhaustively researched The Conscious Universe. Fans of The X-Files will need no further convincing, but for the remaining skeptics, this easy-to-read mix of history, scientific evidence, and proclamations (“When modern science began about three hundred years ago, one of the consequences of separating mind and matter was that science slowly lost its mind.”) will authenticate the existence of psychic phenomena.
Radin creates two categories: the perceiving of objects or events beyond our ordinary sense capabilities and the triggering or influencing of action through mental powers. Radin aims to present simply and clearly the basic elements from science, psychology, and physics that prove the existence psychic phenomena. Given the tacit acceptance of psychic phenomena as “real,” why do both government and mainstream science repudiate the claims and the evidence, yet continue to exploit them?
The Conscious Universe challenges our most basic assumptions about reality, those that exist in both the upper echelons of science and in the basic daily interactions. It’s a mind-bending exploration of how and what we see.
Attempting to dequackify the study of psychic phenomena, parapsychologist Radin (whose research has been sponsored by the U.S. government, AT&T, and Stanford University, among others) analyzed all the serious studies on telepathy, psychokinesis, clairvoyance, and precognition for his intriguing, exhaustive tome.October 7, 2006 at 2:01 pm #109509enlightenmeParticipant
;) WOW, anybody actually read this book??
I DID!! I have to disagree with the editorial Pam posted, I did NOT find it an easy read, at least in the beginning. The book does an excellent job of explaining statistics and their relevance, but for me who HATED statistics in college it was bringing up yucky memories!:P LOL
ANYWAY, after you wade through the “statistics course” in the beginning of the book, it gets SOOO much better.
I always believed in PSI but didn’t know enough about it, and thanks to the negative media, like most of the public chocked it up to people not really being able to prove it just yet. I had heard about the random number generators etc, but NOBODY actually discusses what the experiments exactly were. For the analytical mind it is a wonderful book that tells you the how what and where of ALL the experiments in alot of areas…It’s like a timeline of history. And it gives all the statistical significance to back it up or disprove the erroneous critics.
:hearts: EXCELLENT BOOK!! ADD IT TO YOUR SHELVES!!:musicnote
(found out about book from Celestine Prophecy website under recommended reading!! The other book “Crack in the Cosmic Egg” by a different author, I couldn’t even get into so stopped!)
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