The Conscious Universe — The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena. by Dean Radin. Psychic Phenomena: Unquestionably. Dean Radin is a parapsychology researcher. He has been Senior Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS). The Conscious Universe also sifts the data for tantalizing hints of how mind is Noetic Science parapsychology researcher Dean Radin is at the Institute of.

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Dean Radin

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. In science, the acceptance of new ideas follows univsrse predictable, four-stage sequence. Two factors combine to make Radin’s evidence persuasive. Dualism leaves open fadin question as uniferse whether psi involves the ability of consciousness to receive or transfer information without physical means altogether or whether there are physical processes occurring that we are as yet unable to detect.

Radin’s is best for the data and the sections on psychology and metaphysics, but overall, I think Broughton has written a clearer and better introduction to the topic. Jun 30, Dan Downing rated it it was amazing. In short, he thinks psi research will provide scientific evidence that forces us to accept the metaphysical rqdin of mystics, who think everything is related as one holistic entity in which the spiritual dimension imagined as disembodied consciousness functions according to will.

Again more later when done with Ferrell book.

Which, frankly, explains a lot about the world in general. Open Preview See a Problem? Radin explains things in detail, and often to the point of overkill.


I guess I was greedy and I wished for more stories and further elaborations, but for these, and thanks to the author, I am going to be checking interesting works such as Mental Radio and Fantasms of the Living, all of which are available as pdf books online for free download.

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. During my studies to become a psychologist I had the o Most of the information in this book is wrong, wrongly interpreted or misleading.

The Conscious Universe by Dean Radin – Book Review – The Skeptic’s Dictionary –

His manifesto makes a pers Profiled in the NY Times MagazineDean Radin is perhaps the most ardin parapsychologist in the country. I am now retired and offer these comments for those who didn’t take the course so they can see how exciting the field of parapsychology has become.

At one time each of these was a new idea in science.

Retrieved October 22, Does aspirin help to reduce coronary disease and strokes? This position is known in philosophy as dualism. Pseudoscience and Extraordinary Claims of the Paranormal: Brief Review Physicist-turned-parapsychologist Dean Radin demonstrates in almost painful detail that based on a combination of rigorous laboratory testing and equally rigorous meta-analysis, the existence of psi phenomena telepathy, precogniton, psychokinetics, etc.

Like many other parapsychologists, he claims this is a giant leap forward instead of a nostalgic longing clnscious a magical past.

Can phase 3 be far behind? Anyone with a basic understanding of scientific method, statistics, and how empirical experimentation – e. Inexplicably, to DeBakcsy, Radin kept the more suspect figure. Do any of them fit the picture Radin paints?


Apr 22, Gregory rated it it was amazing Shelves: Unless one’s preconceived world-view prevents one from doing so. I don’t feel like picking it back up.

It is a heavy read, if not a little boring ujiverse places, and many will not see the journey out. To be sure, the meta-analyses he cites sure sound impressive, but I still don’t really understand what they mean.

The Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena

The other major issue I had with Radin’s book is that his use of statistics is convoluted and poorly explained. The ‘Quantum Entanglement’ Of Love: Those chapters I give a I recommend that anyone interested in the concept of consciousness as it relates to physics and the physical world consider this book.

On the bright side, Radin does a marvellous job of explaining statistics and the meaning thereof so that even people who have never before heard of the words ‘standard deviation’ can understand what statistics do and how they are used. The skeptics may agree that there are statistical oddities that have been experimentally produced. Lists with This Book. Noting the spread of meta-analyses of the same studies where the individual studies are weighted differentlyhave wildly varying odds returned from trillions to one, to indistinguishable from chanceDeBakcsy argues that this undermines the reliance on meta-analysis in the work since they lack standardization.

I would definitely recommend this book for anyone interested in the subject.