Dean Radin on ‘The Eternities’ Podcast

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In his latest book, Supernormal – Science, Yoga, and the Evidence for Extraordinary Psychic Abilities, Dean Radin asks if humankind possesses latent psychic potential, presenting supportive new evidence that, he argues, challenges the assumptions of mainstream science and which suggests an underpinning reality in tune with the insights of the mystic.

Dr. Radin is one of the world’s foremost researchers into psychic phenomena. He is currently Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) and bestselling author of The Conscious Universe and Entangled Minds.

Download the MP3 interview here.

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  • wcarver

    When I read or hear someone positing paranormal abilities among humans I cringe. If paranormal talents existed in humans then it would haveto be a genetic trait.
    Having psychic abilities would have a powerful survival quality and the genetic trait would run through the gene pool faster than language ability. The fact that we don’t see that ability expressed in the majority of the population (or at all) leads me to conclude that the whole paranormal fantasy is grade A Bovine doo doo.

    • http://www.martinhiggins.net/ Martin Higgins

      Interesting point. But I think it’s far from the final word on the existence of psi. Listen to the interview, at least, or perhaps read Radin’s book. There seems to be more to the question than is dreamt of in your logic :)

      Even the sceptic, Richard Wiseman, has said of one particular area of psi, “I agree that by the standards of any other area of science that remote viewing is proven, but begs the question: do we need higher standards of evidence when we study the paranormal? I think we do.”

      Radin says of Wiseman’s statement, “Thus, a prominent skeptic agrees that (1) the study of remote viewing is an area of science, which should
      thoroughly obviate the skeptical epithet of “pseudoscience” once and
      for all. And (2) that when judged against prevailing scientific
      standards for evaluating evidence, he agrees that remote viewing is
      proven. The follow-on argument that this phenomenon is so unusual that
      it requires more evidence refers not to evidence per se, or even to scientific methods or practice, but to assumptions about the fabric of reality.

      “I agree that remote viewing would be difficult to explain using 17th
      century ontology, which from today’s perspective would be a naive,
      classical physics view of reality. But I suspect it will be explained through 21st century expansions of those assumptions.”

    • Jim Ritchey

      Instinct is a survival mechanism–I don’t understand why people think we lose vestigial animal traits–if anything, our big, ‘supercomputer’ brains magnify their effect.

      TRUE STORY:
      I was mugged.
      Over 200 feet away from that ‘date with destiny’, around a curve in the road, I had an odd feeling. The best way I can describe it is ‘a change in atmosphere’. I pulled out pepper spray I had on my key ring, which I’d put on there the night before. There was no way to assess that anything odd was going on using any of my senses–I simply had a feeling. I lived on the side road at the intersection (where this occurred) with the road I was walking on for 2 years, and had no expectation of someone jumping out with a nickel-plated revolver, never had any problems with anyone there. So, asshole tells me to empty my pockets, and I hit him right in the eyes with a stream, and said “No.”, as I’m able to get a telephone pole between us, and spray him again. Every time he points the gun, I move to the other side–no straight lines. He was so clumsy, I considered taking the gun away from him. The pepper spray was old, so it took a minute to be effective. He ran.