For Parapsychology, this 100% failure rate across the entire gamut of laboratory studies is nothing less than catastrophic. Parapsychology appears to have lost its way. A more fruitful approach is necessary. Ideas about this will follow.
Previously the evidence for psi was drawn from exploratory studies that do not adhere to the standards that are replicable across different laboratories. It is possible now to summarise the findings of empirical evidence drawn from confirmatory studies that enable one to draw firm conclusions. The existence of this solid data-base of empirical evidence inContinue reading “The Non-existence of Laboratory Psi Looks Ever More Certain from Recent Confirmatory Research in Parapsychology”
James E Kennedy’s review of my book contains a mixture of faint praise, criticism, slurs and huge red herrings thrown in for good measure. In any book author’s life, a review by a respected figure, extending to six pages, is potentially a fillip, and I acknowledge James Kennedy for putting in the effort. In thisContinue reading “Red Herrings and Slurs: A Review by James E Kennedy of “Psychology and the Paranormal. Exploring Anomalous Experience””
A replay on Channel 10 (TMC in France) of Columbo’s 1989 return to the television screen showed Columbo Goes to the Guillotine . This 90-minute episode features a crooked psychic, a crooked magician, and a crooked director of a scientific institute hell-bent on gaining government sponsorship for a phoney research programme on the paranormal. ColumboContinue reading “Columbo Goes to the Guillotine”
That Dude has struck again. A second review of another of my books appeared on Amazon on 14 April 2021. On this second strike, this author is making a little progress: ‘That Dude’ actually awarded my book 2.0 out of 5 stars instead of just one! I graciously accept this 100% increase in my book’sContinue reading “‘That Dude’ Strikes Again”
Psi is an anomaly of ceaseless wonder and mystery. The psi hypothesis remains neither confirmed nor disconfirmed but it connects us to our fellow beings, to nature and the cosmos at large. David F Marks, Psychology and the Paranormal, 2020, p. 313. A recent post featuring Adrian Parker shows the openness of a thought leaderContinue reading “An Anomaly of Ceaseless Wonder”