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Video Transcript of Science and Taboo


of PSI
Dean Radin Bio
By The Silva Method
DEAN RADIN
Dean Radin,
Ph.D., is a
researcher and
author in the
eld of
parapsychology.
uean 8adln, hu, ls Senlor SclenusL aL Lhe
lnsuLuLe of noeuc Sclences (lCnS).
Pls rsL career as a concerL vlollnlsL
shled lnLo sclence aer earnlng a
masLers degree ln elecLrlcal englneerlng
and a hu ln psychology from Lhe
unlverslLy of llllnols, Champalgn-urbana.
lor a decade he worked on advanced
Lelecommunlcauons 8&u aL A1&1 8ell
LaboraLorles and C1L LaboraLorles, for
over Lwo decades he has been engaged ln
consclousness research.
8efore [olnlng Lhe research sLa aL lCnS,
he held appolnLmenLs aL rlnceLon
unlverslLy, unlverslLy of Ldlnburgh,
unlverslLy of nevada, and Lhree Slllcon
val l ey L hl nk- Lanks, l ncl udl ng S8l
lnLernauonal, where he worked on a
classled program lnvesugaung psychlc
phenomena for Lhe uS governmenL.
Pe ls auLhor or coauLhor of over 200
Lechnlcal and popular arucles, a dozen
book chapLers, and several books
lncludlng Lhe besLselllng 1he Consclous
unl verse ( ParperCne, 1997) and
LnLangled Mlnds (Slmon & SchusLer,
2006). Pl s Lechnl cal arucl es have
appeared ln [ournals ranglng from
loundauons of hyslcs, Lo sychologlcal
8ulleun, !ournal of AlLernauve and
ComplemenLary Medlclne, and !ournal of
Consclousness SLudles. Pe has been
lnLervlewed for Lelevlslon shows ranglng
from Cprah and Larry klng Llve, Lo Lhe
88C's Porlzon and 8S's Closer Lo 1ruLh,
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and he has presenLed over a
hundred lnvlLed lecLures ln venues
lncludlng Parvard, SLanford and
rl nceLon unl versl ues, Coogl e
headquarLers, and uA8A.
Consclousness SLudles. Pe has been
lnLervlewed for Lelevlslon shows
ranglng from Cprah and Larry klng
Llve, Lo Lhe 88C's Porlzon and 8S's
Cl oser Lo 1ruLh, and he has
presenLed over a hundred lnvlLed
lecLures ln venues lncludlng Parvard,
SLanford and rlnceLon unlverslues,
Coogle headquarLers, and uA8A.
Many people belleve LhaL "Sl" ls
[usL supersuuous nonsense. CLhers
belleve LhaL Lhelr experlences are
conslsLenL enough Lo warranL furLher
lnvesugauon and make Lhem lnLo
bellevers.
1he skepucs hlL back by saylng LhaL
Lhelr are:
1hls may be because Laboo ln
scl ence resLrl cLs enqul ry, and
resLrlcLs whaL ldeas are accepLable. A
Laboo ln sclence ls where lnformed
consensus l s consLral ned, and
sclence resLs on lnformed consensus.
All Lhls means ls LhaL Lhls 1aboo ls
susLalned, as has been Lhe case for
hundreds of years.
8uL here ls Lhe Lhlng. 1here have
been four sLudles done on sclence
(whlch are dlsclosed), Lhey were
1981, Congressl onal 8esearch
Sclence, 1983, Army 8esearch
lnsuLuLe, 1987, nauonal 8esearch
Counc l l a nd 1989 Cmc e of
1echnology AssessmenL.
Al l four of L hem concl uded,
someLhlng lnLeresung was golng on
and furLher l nvesugauon was
necessary. 1hls research lncluded
"Trillions of experiences in the
world, and the select few which
make news are not normal".
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And this is why studying
the history of psi is
important. People have
been reporting these
phenomena for millennia
and studying them for
centuries. Human
experiences that continue
to be repeated throughout
history and across cultures,
are not due to ignorance or
lack of critical thinking, and
demand a serious
explanation.

Source: Dean Radin
Science
And the taboo of
PSI
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skepucs. ln 1993, a revlew of "remoLe
vlewlng" evldence for ClA (1993) resulLed ln
concluslons such as:
"uslng sLandards applled Lo any oLher area of
sclence, lL ls concluded LhaL psychlc
funcLlonlng has been well esLabllshed", whlle
a skepLlc who oversaw Lhe sLudy remarked
"..free of meLhodologlcal weaknesses ..effecL
slzes ..are Loo large and conslsLenL Lo be
dlsmlssed as sLaLlsLlcal flukes..".
SomeLhlng lnLeresung ls denlLely golng on!
lor over 130 years of l ncreasl ngl y
sophlsucaLed meLhods, Lhese eecLs have
noL dlsappeared even under scruuny.
8uL why are you Lhen noL LaughL abouL lL ln
college.
!"#$% '()$ " *+,--.
lf we look aL Lhe experlences LhaL a person
goes Lhrough, some of Lhem belng belng
frequenL and mundane, such as guL feellngs,
feellng of belng sLared aL and LelepaLhy,
whlch are amenable Lo sclenuc sLudy, buL
are hlghly conLroverslal, Lhere are rare
experlences whlch are presenLly beyond Lhe
reach of sclence buL are largely accepLed.
1hls conLroversy ls because of Lhe Laboo
naLure of Lhe Loplc and noL because of daLa
or ndlngs.
1here are Lhree ways of lnformauon ow:
LelepaLhy, mlnd mauer lnLeracuon and
precognluon.
Maintaining an open mind is
essenti al when expl ori ng the
unknown, but allowing ones brains
to fal l out i n the process i s
inadvisable.
Dean Radin
There are about 17,500
institutions of higher learning, only
about 50 academics are
interested in PSI, which is about
0.3%, BUT over 90% of the
population is interested in the
topic.
8ules Lo sLudy Lhese are: Puman performance
varles, LxperlmenLal resulLs wlll vary, small
eecLs are real, many experlences are ln facL
noL psychlc.
So how do we LesL LelepaLhy? We seL up a LesL
called Canzfeld, where one person ls puL ln a
room ln dark llghL, hls eyes covered wlLh plng
pong balls, and he ls asked Lo keep hls eyes
open, headphones wlLh whlLe nolse ls
plugged so he reaches ln a half dream sLaLe.
now we seL a sender Lo send a parucular
chosen message Lo Lhe recelver ln Lhe red
llghL. We Lhen ask hlm Lo Lalk. Cnce we are
Lhrough Lhls we make Lhe person hear Lo
whaL he sald and ldenufy Lhe ob[ecL he saw.
1 ouL of four umes Lhe person would say Lhe
same Lhlng LhaL Lhe sender was Lrylng Lo send
hlm. 1haL's 23.
1here have been repeaLed researches and
concluslons LhaL says LhaL 1elepaLhy exlsLs.
uean Lhen lays several sclenuc experlmenLs,
done by varlous sclenusLs, wlLh conslderable
daLa LhaL proves LhaL "8emoLe vlewlng",
"1elepaLhy" does exlsL. eople oen says LhaL
exLraordlnary clalms requlre exLraordlnary
evldence - buL whaL ls exLraordlnary?
l f we say exLraordl nary l n Lerms of
experlences - well LhaL permeaLes culLure,
hlsLory and educauonal levels. lf we wanL
emplrlcal evldence, we have over 130 years of
daLa. WhaL abouL 1heory - Cuesuon are Lhe
exlsung Lheorles compleLe.
WhaL abouL CnLologlcal vlew - non Local
unlverse ls compauble wlLh CnLologlcal vlew.
So Sl clalms are ordlnary, and Lhey are
acLually real.
So why should lL mauer?
1hls sLudy and more augmenLs who and whaL
we Lhlnk we are. lL also challenges an
lsolaLed, mechanlsuc, mlnd=braln, polnLless
worldvlew: "?ou are noLhlng buL a pack of
neurons".
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Summarized Inferences from the
Presentation:
- PSI is a Taboo in Science
- and has been neglected by scientists for
decades
- Intuition, telepathy, and PSI have been
proven to be exist by over 130 years of
study
- but wider research needs to be done to
prove their value to societyn
- Even Skeptics agree that "something
Interesting" is happening
- and that more research needs to be done
to prove/dis-prove the theories