Science and the Taboo of Psi

January 26, 2008

This is an amazingly good talk by Dean Radin (I was going to say ‘scientist’ Dean Radin, but that seems like some sort of half-hearted way to make an unnecessary appeal to ethos) about psi research [that’s all the fun stuff like telepathy, precognition, telekinesis, etc.]. He focuses mostly on the statistics of several studies, and how the current mainstream scientific establishment quashes any proliferation of these ideas.

I don’t know if psi is a real thing. But it seems a little foolhardy to dismiss all of the years and years of evidence off-hand simply because the theories don’t agree with the modern scientific worldview.

Again, the thought that somehow mankind has reached the end of the developmental road seems to prevent us from moving forward.

We don’t know what 74% of the universe is made of. In such a situation, it seems a little hubristic to pretend we understand how anything works, let alone everything.

PS – This is a long talk. But I cut my listening time in half by doubling the playback speed. People talk way too slowly considering human sound-processing ability (probably because if they talked any faster they would become intelligible due to insufficient speed-talking abilities). So speed up the video, and get all the content in the half the time!

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One Response to “Science and the Taboo of Psi”

  1. dave in the west said

    lol…. I’m offended by your PS.

    People talk fast enough for me. Haha jk.

    Telekinesis? Absurd. Maybe other people don’t know what 74% of the universe is made up of, but I sure do. I know everything.

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