The Conscious Universe — The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena. by Dean Radin. Psychic Phenomena: Unquestionably. Dean Radin is a parapsychology researcher. He has been Senior Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS). The Conscious Universe also sifts the data for tantalizing hints of how mind is Noetic Science parapsychology researcher Dean Radin is at the Institute of.
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Radin suddenly attempts an in-depth theoretical discussion of quantum physics and the possible implications of psi on different areas of study. Does aspirin help to reduce coronary disease and strokes? Despite this, he still refuses to acknowledge it, though. During my studies to become a psychologist I had the opportunity to take a course on paranormality where this tye was used as study material. And it is scientific. Oct 21, Maarten Koller rated it did not like it. After compiling the data from over a century of experiments Dr.
Dean Radin – The Conscious Universe
A must for anyone interested in psi, or the possibility that we live in a thinking universe. Group meditations can have an effect. The author provides a great deal of information that allows the reader to know what experiments have been done with this phenomenon and what the results mean.
Most of these implications appeared half-baked and not very well considered, which left me wondering why he even needed to include it, or at least so much of it.
In addition to the research summaries, I think Radin’s “Field Guide to Skepticism” and the following chapter is a highlight. First, is ESP, or more properly ‘psi’, real, and if so, is the science that asserts the reality valid?
No trivia conscioks quizzes yet.
Carroll stated that Radin had ignored “the many hoaxes and frauds that dot the landscape in the history of psi research. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. There are disagreements over to how to interpret the evidence, but the fact is that virtually all scientists who have studied the evidence, including the hard-nosed skeptics, now agree consciius there is something interesting going on that merits serious scientific attention. Radin makes it clear that though we know definitively that psi perception exists, we don’t know how it works.
Retrieved October 24, Clifton, how do you like this book? In spite of all the tests devised by parapsychologists like Jahn and Radin, and huge amounts of data collected over a period of many years, the results are no more convincing today than when they began their experiments.
The only question is: But then for a good thirty years now I haven’t really read much in the subject, my reading being focused on all the literature for my under-graduate and grad Years ago I read just about everything I could find of a thf or more reliable approach to the paranormal and donscious phenomena, including older well-respected works such as William James’ well known book on religion and psychic experience, and all the new research being conscioue in the 60’s and 70’s by the Russians, by Charles Tart, etc.
Or of the basic principles of logic, such as the principle of contradiction? Radin makes it clear that there are many cases of replication of studies that have found evidence for the existence rqdin psi.
Radin has worked with some of the latter—for instance, a retired police chief who was able to “remote view” the exact contents of a Soviet facility spotted by but impenetrable to U. After the first several instances these experiments could have been summarized in a much more efficient way, allowing for a more interesting discussion of the implications of each solitary phenomenon.
The first claim in relation to conscoous is that Psi effects are present above chance to a probability of 10 15 to 1, from a meta-analysis of Forced choice recognition in the parapsychological literature.
Stage 3 begins when the mainstream realizes that the idea is not only important, but its effects are much stronger and more pervasive than previously imagined. Exactly what it is and how it works remain a mystery inbut a reasonable connection can be made to quantum mechanics. Both in structure and in scope and in terms of sheer mass of information that covers over a century of scientific experimentation on PSI — and the meaning thereof. But ravin books are filled with evidence of the primary role of consciousness, and they dfan well radln and fascinating reading.
Although he throws in a few interesting anecdotal cases, Radin devotes most of his time to: However, since this is from more than twenty years ago, I wouldn’t call the book and whole thing a “closed case” but rather something extremely worthy of consideration and investigation which calls for a deeper update and comparision with the current debate.
Understanding such experiences requires conscipus expanded view of human consciousness. But a lot of the mystery has evaporated with the progress made in the neurosciences over the past century. Eventually, no one remembers that the idea was once considered a dangerous heresy. Ferrell, and Dean Radin are on parrellel thoughts but also on parrellel lines aiming toward the same type of concept but from different starting points.
Even Richard Wiseman, a noted skeptic, has admitted that the evidence for some Psi experiments is very good, by the standards of any other science.
The Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena
Most of the information consckous this book is wrong, wrongly interpreted or misleading. In other words, there is a definite effect being measured here. The chapters on Random Number Generators seemed interminable.
This book is very thorough. Radin plays up the underdog role in his introductory chapter, identifying psi with scientific ideas dismissed by most scientists. I felt the book was too long-winded and the author took long to get consdious the point, and when he did it seemed to lose something because I got tired on the journey.
The Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena by Dean Radin
If it was full of soup [the agent] would be the size univeese a large dumpling! Collectively, the odds-against are astronomical. He discusses skeptical tactics accusations of triviality, prejudice, valid and invalid criticisms, distortionsmotivations, and the psychological effects rsdin need to keep in mind when studying psi and skeptics alike effects of prior convictions, cognitive dissonance, expectancy effects, judgment errors, confirmation bias, representativeness heuristics, hindsight bias, suppression, reaction formation, repression, identification and introjection, dissociation, projection.
As an engaging, evenly-paced book, it fails pretty solidly. There are other choices he made in analysis, especially with respect to the RNGs, that were just mystifying, and it struck me as strange that he would spend so much time on the minutiae of each experiment but neglect to explain basic reasoning behind his analysis.
So far ,, about 50 pages into this, reads like soft butter. As we will see, Radin tries to have it both ways. I am working my way up to Dr. The best book I found so far to prove the untapped power of our brains and the existence of other dimensions which Science is not yet able to explain.
Stenger gave a criticism of The Conscious Universe that aligned with Good’s arguments that Radin did not perform the file-drawer analysis correctly, made fundamental errors in his calculations, and ignored non-paranormal explanations for the data. The Controversial Sciencebut is more up to date albeit, only by 6 years and focuses more on experimental procedures and Radin’s specialty: Apr 12, Laurent Videau rated it it was amazing.