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Because, contrary to publicperception, scientic nowledge is still full ofunnowns. What remains to be discovered — whatwe don’t now — very liely dwarfs what we donow. And what we thin we now may not beentirely correct or fully understood. Anomalies, whichresearchers tend to sweep under the rug, should beactively pursued as clues to potential breathroughsand new directions in science.PBSE: The Society for Scientic ExplorationET: Patric uyghe ASSATE ETS: ic Blasband,ominique SurelBk EEW ET: P.. MoncreifTBTS: enry Bauer, Jim Schnabel,kenneth Smith, ominique Surel, Floco TausinES: Smythtype esign
The Society or Scientifc Exploration
(SSE)is a professional organization of scientists andscholars who study unusual and unexplainedphenomena. The primary goal of the Society is toprovide a professional forum for presentations,criticism, and debate concerning topics which arefor various reasons ignored or studied inadequatelywithin mainstream science. A secondary goal is topromote improved understanding of those factorsthat unnecessarily limit the scope of scienticinquiry, such as sociological constraints, restrictiveworld views, hidden theoretical assumptions,and the temptation to convert prevailing theoryinto prevailing dogma. Topics under investigationcover a wide spectrum. At one end are apparentanomalies in well established disciplines. At theother, we nd paradoxical phenomena that belongto no established discipline and therefore mayoffer the greatest potential for scientic advanceand the expansion of human nowledge. TheSSE was founded in 1982 and has approximately800 members in 45 countries worldwide. TheSociety also publishes the peer-reviewed
Journal o Scientifc Exploration,
and holds annualmeetings in the .S. and biennial meetings inEurope. Associate and student membershipsare available to the public.To join the Society,or for more information, visit the website atscienticexploration.org.PESET: William Bengston, St. Joseph’s ollege E-PESET: Bob Jahn, Princeton niversitySEETA: Mar rban-urain, Michigan StateniversityTEASE: John eedEPEA AT: Erling Strand,Østfold ollege, orway
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Would Amnesics Make Good Psychics?
Speaking from the Heart
Mind of the Placebo: In Search of the Perfect Medicine
The Eye Floater Phenomenon
Real Drugs for Imaginary Diseases
A review by Henry Bauer of
Selling Sickness: How the World’sBiggest Pharmaceutical Companies Are Turning Us All IntoPatients
by Ray Moynihan and Alan Cassels
Don’t miss the 30th annual meeting of the SSE!
The program, entitled
The SSE at the Forefront of Science
will eaturefve sessions: The Implications o Non-locality; The Science o theSubjective; Consciousness and Living Systems; Practical Applicationso Anomalies Research; and The Sociology o Scientifc Evolution.
Where: Boulder, Colorado—The Millenium Hotel When: June 9–11, 2011
Larry Dossey, Pamela Rae Heath, Robert Jahn,Brenda Dunne, Dean Radin, Rollin McCraty, Larissa Cheran,Francesca McCartney, John McMichael, Walter Cruttenden,Jonathan Schooler.
See the website for updated details: www.scienticexploration.org