Reflections on the Reception of Unconventional Claims in Science

Reflections on the Reception of Unconventional Claims in Science

As a sociologist of science I remain outside of the controversies surrounding unconventional claims in science. My commitment is to the judicial process within the scientific community rather than the resolution of specific debates. My general concern is to try to foster an interdisciplinary program, best called anomalistics, on the study of facts that seem […]

Dowsing: A Review

Dowsing: A Review

Dowsers have recently defined dowsing as ‘the art of knowing’. This reflects the fact that it was traditionally known as water divining and was a commercially important means of locating water and minerals, but it is often used today to detect a much wider range of apparently ‘unknowable’ information, from medical diagnosis to the location […]

Seeking for whom the bell tolls: Exploring mind-matter interactions on a global scale

Seeking for whom the bell tolls: Exploring mind-matter interactions on a global scale

Is there a global mind? Could it be detected quantitatively? In an empirical approach to this question, over the last decade a half-dozen researchers have examined the outputs of electronic noise-based, truly random number generators (RNG) before, during and after highly focused or coherent group events. (See video). The group events studied included intense psychotherapy […]

Who Am I?

Who Am I?

Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle! Alice, in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Human beings can speak, and when a person refers to himself, he uses the first personal pronoun ‘I.’ But the faculty of human thought is extremely complex, and the “I” of the average man/woman is much […]