The Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena
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This myth-shattering book explains the evidence for the veracity of psychic phenomena, uniting the teachings of mystics, the theories of quantum physics, and the latest in high-tech experiments. With painstaking research and deft, engaging prose, Radin dispels the misinformation and superstition that have clouded the understanding of scientists and laypeople alike concerning a host of fascinating oddities. Psychokinesis, remote viewing, prayer, jinxes, and more--all are real, all have been scientifically proven, and the proof is in this book.
Radin draws from his own work at Princeton, Stanford Research Institute, and Fortune 500 companies, as well as his research for the U.S. government, to demonstrate the surprising extent to which the truth of psi has already been tacitly acknowledged and exploited. The Conscious Universe also sifts the data for tantalizing hints of how mind and matter are linked. Finally, Radin takes a bold look ahead, to the inevitable social, economic, academic, and spiritual consequences of the mass realization that mind and matter can influence each other without having physical contact.
religious doc trine. But that is not what Schrödinger, Einstein, James, and dozens of other eminent scientists meant. They were talking about the nature and experience of interconnectedness. Interconnectedness Underlying the isolated world of ordinary objects and human experience is an other reality, an interconnected world of intermingling relationships and possibilities. This underlying reality is more fundamental—in the sense of being the ground state from which everything
procedure, and instead of seeing the chance expected “hit rate” of 25 percent, we observe a hit rate of 34 percent, an increase over chance of 9 percent. Rather than getting a hit about one in four times “at bat,” we would be in Mickey Mantle’s class, getting a hit about one in three times at bat. If we find this result sufficiently intriguing, we might run the same experiment several more times, each time with a new batch of one hundred volunteers. If we continue to see the 9 percent advantage
same relationships and with the same attention to rigorous methodology, then parapsychology may indeed have finally captured its elusive quarry.37 Hyman was not just being coy. The proof of the pudding in science really does reside in multiple, independent replications. So, did studies after the autoganzfeld studies continue to successfully replicate the psi ganzfeld effect? Figure 5.4 summarizes all replication attempts as of early 1997.38 As be fore, the graph shows the hit-rate point
would be a psychokinesis test. Now say that you toss a pair of dice, and while the dice are still in the air you guess or perceive that you will get a seven. This would be a precognition test. In the first case you tried to will a certain result to occur; in the second case you tried to perceive what the result would be. The first is relatively active and the second is relatively passive, but the observable outcomes, at least with random systems like dice, are identical. As in all psi
controlled experiments on living systems ranging from enzymes to cell cultures, bacteria, plants, mice, hamsters, dogs, and human beings. Of these studies, 56 reported results with odds against chance of one hundred to one or better, where only one or two such studies would be expected by chance. Because the odds of obtaining 56 successful studies out of 131 are well beyond a trillion to one, either this database reflects an extremely robust effect or it reflects a file-drawer problem. The latter