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 – The Conscious Universe
Jun 30, Dan Downing rated it it was amazing. Exactly what it is and how it works remain a mystery inbut a reasonable connection can be made to univegse mechanics. Yet, as Radin makes clear in his preface, most people who believe in psychic phenomena do so from personal experience or faith. Apr 19, Roberta Grimes rated it it was amazing Shelves: Of course, I could be wrong.
That is not a huge difference, except when viewed as odds against, which run into the millions to one, or at the confidence factor, which is very high indeed. Is convention so much more compelling than reality? The author provides a great deal of information that allows the reader to know what experiments have been done with this raidn and what the results mean.
It is a breathtaking survey of a broad scientific literature that is current up to its publication date. But first we must make sure we know what we are talking about.
The confidence intervals fall outside of chance, an the results can’t be ascribed to faulty methodology or the ‘file-drawer effect’ i. Here are five scientific ideas that most people should be familiar with: This is that book. 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 Conscious Universe by Dean Radin – Book Review – The Skeptic’s Dictionary –
When discussing the reality of psi phenomena, especially from the scientific perspective, one question always hovers in the background: The course itself was bad and the book likewise. He explains scientific results that are obtained by a diverse colletion of primary researchers using accessible language, and then outlines the significance of these results.
Tart, Radin, and other parapsychologists know that a single study here or there is not going to do the job.
The skeptic’s universe is complex, and it helps to have Radin’s solid background in psychology to sort it all out. The book was reviewed by the philosopher and skeptic Robert Todd Carroll in a thirteen-page chapter-by-chapter critique which noted how Radin had not cited the skeptical literature on the subject of parapsychology.
There are other choices he made in analysis, especially with respect to the RNGs, that were just mystifying, and it struck me as raadin that he would radon so much time on the minutiae of each experiment but neglect to explain basic reasoning behind his analysis. But now we have scientific evidence and proof that psi exists. Those chapters I give a five-star rating. Radin does not shy away from the arguments of skeptics.
In sum, Dean Radin’s book is a solid review of the science of psychic phenomena. The only question is: Human Potential Or Human Illusion?
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Books by Dean Radin. There are two core issues here: Shadish writing in Psychological Bulletin criticized claims made by Radin and his associates that human minds can psychically influence random number generators, saying that parapsychologists “need to go beyond statistics and explain how the mind univrese influence a computer, then test that prediction”. Shame really because this subject fascinates just about everyone.
The first is to analyze data involved in an experiment. Basically, meta-analysis treats a whole bunch of experiments as one big experiment. First, is ESP, or more properly ‘psi’, real, and if so, is the science that ocnscious the reality valid? Radin concludes his book with a wide-angle lens with which he discusses both the theory and scientific implications of psi. He stated that the book avoided mentioning yniverse evidence of fraud in parapsychology.
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The Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena
His original career track as a concert violinist shifted into science after earning a BSEE degree in electrical engineering, magna cum laude and with honors in physics, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and then an MS in electrical engineering and a PhD in psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Do any of them fit the picture Radin paints? Some skeptics might point out to Radin that psi researchers seem related to psi in the same way that earlier scientists who believed in the ether and phlogiston went about their business explaining how the ether and phlogiston work. On the other hand, it is true that parapsychologists have come a long way in responding to the criticisms of skeptics and that their work has been published in a several mainstream scientific journals.
Quotes from The Conscious Uni He also does research for the Boundary Institute.
A fine overview of the scientific evidence for Psi phenomena — of which there universw plenty, despite what skeptics might think. The second is mentally causing action at a distance. Radin explains things in detail, and often to the point of overkill.
Trivia About The Conscious Uni Nevertheless, Radin and other notable parapsychologists, such as Charles Tartconsider their work to be contributing to consciousness studies.