The Conscious Universe has ratings and 39 reviews. Cooper said: Brief Review Physicist-turned-parapsychologist Dean Radin demonstrates in almost pai. The Conscious Universe — The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena. by Dean Radin. Psychic Phenomena: Unquestionably. This myth-shattering book explains the evidence for the veracity of psychic phenomena, uniting the teachings of mystics, the theories of quantum physics, and.
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Dean Radin – Wikipedia
There are two core issues here: Chris French criticized Radin for his selective historical overview of parapsychology and ignoring evidence of fraud. There are other choices he made in analysis, especially with respect to unoverse 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.
On the other hand, he thinks that someday we may be able to explain even miracles without resorting to supernatural explanations. It was a path-breaking book when it was originally published, and it remains relevant to the current scientific debates. It is a heavy read, if not a little boring in places, and many will not see the journey out. As we will see, Radin tries to have it both ways.
The Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena
I would definitely recommend this book for anyone interested in the subject. Radin seems not to have much interest in what skeptics have to say, however. The Journal of Science and Healing. Why do we hide from the obvious?
On the one hand, he believes that evidence of psi provides support for the anti-materialist hypothesis. So far ,, about 50 pages into this, reads like soft butter.
Radin first describes the experiments, the results and the statistical analyses, then tries to address the possible reactions of believers and skeptics with arguments that straddle between histo Confronted with a large number even only at the time of writing, which is of meta-analyses, not to say thousands of repeated experiments, that state statistical significance of positive results in precognition, psychokinesis, clairvoyance and other psi phenomena, how should a sensible reader react?
So how do you explain this? Hope to read the follow-up sooner or later. For those interested, or even wandering what one should deaj of all millenary traditions about psi, this is a recommended read. Most are unaware of the scientific evidence for psi. This book is very thorough. Continually in print since French, Korean, Arabic, Turkish and Russian translations are available. His manifesto makes a pers Profiled in the NY Times MagazineDean Radin is perhaps the most respected parapsychologist in the country.
First, it is rean. If statistics bore you, don’t read this. The first is to analyze data involved in an experiment.
As an engaging, evenly-paced book, it fails pretty solidly.
Exactly what it is and how it works remain a mystery inbut a reasonable connection can be made to quantum mechanics.
The rest is bullshit. In particular, I look for aspects of a piece that will shed new light on the public’s understanding and appreciation of consciousness, life on Earth and elsewhere, the future, spirituality, and especially politics. To be sure, the meta-analyses he cites sure sound impressive, but I still don’t really understand what they mean.
Collectively, the odds-against are astronomical. It should be read by anyone interested in the field, be they academics with a background in empirical science or lay people with a more casual interest in the subject.
Group PK may influence the weather. Radin, degreed in engineering and educational psychology, adduces powerful arguments in favor of ESP and offers suggestions as to how to interpret the data. May be something to it. You will need to read this book with an open mind. He then discusses the scientific issue of replication both in terms of the need for it and possibility of doing it.
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. But first we must make sure we know what we are talking about. Mar 07, Fred Fanning rated it it was amazing. I really liked the book and now have a better understanding of what has been done scientifically with psychological phenomena.
For this I had to give up reading as it was more of a large research document rather than some interesting anecdotal reading. Good introduction, though dated. A little dry, but far too important to dismiss: The skeptics may agree that there are statistical oddities that have been experimentally produced. But now we have scientific evidence and proof that psi exists.