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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First, it is univeres. There’s nothing wrong with this book, just a little too dry for my liking. Radun the introduction to his book, Radin claims that there is a predictable four-stage sequence in the history of science that governs the acceptance of new ideas. Does aspirin help to reduce coronary disease and strokes? New to me at the time of reading was the how data collected in various independent studies can be compiled to produce evidentially powerful results.
There are two core issues here: Good wrote about flaws in Radin’s method for evaluating the file-drawer effect. Understanding such experiences requires an expanded view of human consciousness.
Possibly univerrse with a glass dome. Presented with evidence that contradicts one’s established world-view leads to what is called cognitive dissonance — which often leads to frustration and anger — and furious accusations of fraud when the presented evidence cannot reasonably be dismissed in any other way.
The Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena
This quote from Conscius has become a common mantra among those with questionable ideas. This IS an excellent book, very balanced I think, particularly impressive in the way it “meta-analyzes” all the research that has been done through the years, and is able to place the significance of the various studies in context of statistical analysis.
Mind openning Provided a new view of how “mainstream scientific truths” are their relation to psi and parapsychology.
Radin is a theoretical physicist who did conventional physics at Bell Labs and got interested in psi not because of some metanoic experience but because he thought that if there’s any truth to psi, it might become the most exciting area in physics, expanding the discipline’s models-of-the-world much as quantum physics did earlier in the century. While still at Bell Labs Radin started investigating psi, and continued his work at think tank SRI International, which did psi studies for companies and also for various government agencies including the CIA.
Most of the information in this book is wrong, wrongly interpreted or misleading.
Return to Book Page. 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.
It is to his credit that despite the fact that most people are innumerate and are put off by complicated mathematics, Radin has found a niche in the popular media.
It’s strange, but he manages to sap just about all of the drama out of the proceedings by his mechanical account of the same statistics in each experiment, the same criticisms raised by skeptics, and yet another reminder of how these experiments too controvert the crticisms. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Feb 15, Tony rated it really liked it.
Dean Radin – The Conscious Universe
DeBakcsy further commented that, considering this is the best example out of possible other tests made at Princeton, it is quite poor. What Radin fails to note is that Hyman was very critical of the government study and has remained adamant in his denial that psi has been proved in thousands of experiments. For this I had to give up reading as it was more of a large research document rather than unierse interesting anecdotal reading.
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.
I used Radin’s book as a text in my Critical Thinking about the Paranormal course. But a lot of the mystery has evaporated with the progress made in the neurosciences over the past century. You will need to read this book with an open mind. The first claim in relation to evidence 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.
Two factors combine to make Radin’s evidence persuasive.
The Conscious Universe by Dean Radin – Book Review – The Skeptic’s Dictionary –
Basically, meta-analysis treats a whole bunch of experiments as one big experiment. The middle chapters, where Radin describes all of the different experiments and their results, bog down starting around the Mind Who would have thought a book about pyschic phenomena — an otherwise fascinating topic — could be so boring and tedious?
The only question is: Those chapters I give a five-star rating. Mar 14, blakeR rated it liked it Shelves: 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.
This explains the Grateful Dead phenomenon and the Princess Diana phenomenon. Second, during roughly the same period, there have been numerous statistically rigorous meta-analyses of all prior recorded studies of each of the major psi phenomena clairvoyance or remote viewing, telepathy, precognition, telekinesis or action-at-a-distance. Rather, he devotes more than a few pages explaining the commonly voiced opposition to the reality of psi.
Despite this, he still refuses to acknowledge it, though. To understand this evidence the reader is going to have to learn about statistics and meta-studies. See 1 question about The Conscious Universe…. Is convention so much more compelling than reality? So how do you explain this? To ask other readers questions about The Conscious Universeplease sign up.
Is the mind merely a mechanistic, information-processing bundle of neurons?
I am working my way up to Dr. If the first experiment had any universse of error or flaw inherent in it, replicating the results just replicates the error. Instead, we know that these phenomena exist because of new ways of evaluating massive amounts of scientific evidence collected over a century by scores of researchers.
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