As with his first book, The Conscious Universe , Radin survey's a huge scientific literature on the subject. But with Entangled Minds , Radin goes much further in the direction of proposing a theoretical underpinning that may explain psi. Before turning one's attention toward this theory, however, it is worthwhile placing Radin's theoretical contribution in context, which is why his lengthy and rich description of the relevant extant literature is so important.
Jean-Pierre Weill. No longer are psi experiences regarded as rare human talents, divine gifts, or "powers" that magically transcend ordinary physical boundaries. I was fascinated with such questions as, Why are we here? Nicholas E. Brian Weiss. Some scientists suggest that the remarkable degree of coherence displayed in living systems might depend in some fundamental way on quantum effects like entanglement.
Radin begins his book by focusing on the primal exposure to psi that first riveted so many early scientists, and which still intrigues lay people today. His focus throughout this book is the idea of entanglement as a possible explanation for psychic phenomena.
Thus, even when he discusses early approaches to the study of psi, he keeps his eye on this larger theoretical picture. Radin then moves on to examine both consciously and unconsciously mediated psychic phenomena. Consciously mediated psi is, for example, when a person consciously tries to send a telepathic message to someone else.
Thus, we have a sender and a receiver, both of whom are trying to establish a psychic mental connection for the purpose of transferring information from one person to another.
Unconsciously mediate psi typically refers to unconscious responses of a person's nervous system to distant mental influence, often as measure with respect to brain waves or skin resistance. The study of psi extends well beyond the transfer of information, either consciously or unconsciously. Psychic phenomena include mental influences on physical mater, and Radin spends considerable time explaining this. To introduce the idea of mind-matter interaction, Radin summarizes a large set of laboratory experiments in which mental influences are statistically apparent in things as diverse as throwing dice to the computation of random numbers by computers.
The statistical evidence of this is overwhelming, and certainly far beyond that which would be required in any branch of nonparanormal science. The study of psi also extends to the cosmological realm of time. Radin addresses the issue of time by examining something called "presentiment," and that is the ability of a person to respond consciously or unconsciously to a stimulus before the stimulus is applied.
This is a highly complex area of research, but at its core is the simple idea that humans can react emotionally to certain things that are about to happen, even when they are given no prior physical information relating to this. Skeptical readers can be assured that all scientific controls are in place, and the experiments are conducted so that there can be no leak of information to the person about to receive a stimulus.
For example, when a computer randomly selects a picture to show to a person in a controlled and isolated environment, various measures such as skin resistance, EEG measurements, etc. As with the other evidences of psychic functioning surveyed by Radin, the statistical evidence is many times greater than any minimum threshold requirement.
One of Radin's chapters "Gaia's Dreams" addresses a set of experiments that are increasingly attracting mainstream scientific attention.
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It appears that certain types of events in the globe affect the way humanity in general thinks. That is, certain types of events cause large numbers of humans to think about the same subject, and to hold similar emotions.
When this occurs, computational devices that compute random numbers are influenced. Events such as the terrorist attack in the United States that destroyed the twin towers of the World Trade Center, the funeral of Princess Diana, the funeral of Pope John Paul II, and the tsunamis in Asia in seem to be particularly potent in triggering a coherence in human thinking that can influence the operation of random number generators.
Put bluntly, this is the strongest evidence to date that there may be something to the idea of a "collective consciousness. The great beauty in Dean Radin's book becomes most visible in his later chapters in which he proposes a connection between psychic phenomena and quantum mechanics. Here, readers can obtain one of the most comprehensive and approachable introductions into this area of physics in print. Radin summarizes much of the debate among physicists regarding the interpretation of quantum phenomena such as entanglement.
Indeed, his exceptionally clear description of John Bell's famous theorem is itself worth the price of the book. He then goes on to explain why quantum theory should be considered the prime candidate for explaining the manifestation of psi. If someone were to ask what are the most important things that one gets from reading this book, I would say there are two.
First, Dean Radin's approach to the explanation of psychic phenomena is thoroughly comprehensive. Is everything connected? Do intuitive hunches contain information about future events? Is it possible to perceive without the use of the ordinary senses?
But the latest scientific research shows that these phenomena are both real and widespread, and are an unavoidable consequence of the interconnected, entangled physical reality we live in. Could a similar entanglement of minds explain our apparent psychic abilities? Dean Radin, senior scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, believes it might.
In this illuminating book, Radin shows how we know that psychic phenomena such as telepathy, clairvoyance, and psychokinesis are real, based on scientific evidence from thousands of controlled lab tests. He reveals the physical reality behind our uncanny telepathic experiences and intuitive hunches, and he debunks the skeptical myths surrounding them. Entangled Minds sets the stage for a rational, scientific understanding of psychic experience. Thanks for your interest in joining our mailing list. Please select any additional areas you would like to receive information on.
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