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Alan Lightman begins his article, “Nothing but the Truth; Science’s and Greatest Weakness Is Also Its Greatest Strength” (Popular Science, May 2015) with an anecdote about Richard Feynman. “40 years ago, the legendary physicist Richard Feynman gave the commencement address at … Continue reading
Marc Folcher and other researchers from the group led by Martin Fussenegger, Professor of Biotechnology and Bioengineering at the Department of Biosystems (D-BSSE) in Basel, were able to tap into brainwaves and convert genes into proteins (gene expression) using a … Continue reading
“If you are sure of your facts, you should defend your position.” – Cecilia Payne Cecilia Payne was an astronomer and astrophysicist who discovered how to understand the composition of stars in terms of the relative abundance of hydrogen and … Continue reading
Never ask a man if sexism exists. Never ask a white person if racism exists. Never ask Scott McGreal over at Psychology Today if there is a scientific taboo against ESP. Ask four-time president of the Parapsychology Association, Dean Radin:
From Dean Radin’s excellent talk, Was Buddha just a nice guy?
When we think of Darwinian evolution, one supposition come to mind: gene mutation (evolution) is random.
“The job of clever people is to ask difficult questions. The job of very clever people is to ask deceptively simple ones.” —The Economist1 The Economist, September 7, 2013, The man who showed why firms exist [↩]
Everyone has heard of pseudoscience— unscientific ideas masquerading in the guise of science. But its corrolary is less well known. Pseudo-skepticism is also unscientific ideas masquerading in the guise of science. Pseudo-skeptics are also known as debunkers but I prefer … Continue reading
Russell Targ from Suzanne Taylor on Vimeo. This talk was part of a daylong program, “Brother, Can You Spare a Paradigm?,” on April 14, 2013, at the Vortex Immersion Dome, in Los Angeles. Selected presentations in three parts, and all … Continue reading
From Stephan A. Schwartz’s False Equivalencies and the Mediocrity of Nonlocal Consciousness Research Criticism “Since [critics contend] there is no plausible mechanism within a materialist frame of reference to explain them, paranormal phenomena can’t possibly be valid. This is the same … Continue reading