The Conscious Universe has ratings and 39 reviews. Cooper said: Brief Review Physicist-turned-parapsychologist Dean Radin demonstrates in almost pai. The Conscious Universe — The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena. by Dean Radin. Psychic Phenomena: Unquestionably. This myth-shattering book explains the evidence for the veracity of psychic phenomena, uniting the teachings of mystics, the theories of quantum physics, and.

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Overall, Radin probably could have achieved his stated goal using less pages.

The Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena by Dean Radin

On the other hand, he thinks that someday we may be able to explain even miracles without resorting to supernatural explanations. Because I am interested radi paranormal matters I am fighting my way through reading this but my mind keeps wandering off. I really liked the book consxious now have a better understanding of what has been done scientifically with psychological phenomena. But now we have scientific evidence and proof that psi exists.

Shadish writing in Psychological Bulletin criticized claims made by Radin and his associates that human minds can psychically influence random number generators, saying that parapsychologists “need to go beyond statistics and explain how the mind might influence a computer, then test that prediction”. This is despite there being several radio telescopes at Kitt Peaksuch as the Very Long Baseline Arraybut that telescope does not match the description as given.

Still, I have to remember that it is a study, some research work. Institute of Noetic Sciences. For a thorough review see: See 1 question about The Conscious Universe…. During my studies to become a psychologist I had the o Most of the information in this book is wrong, wrongly interpreted or misleading.

May 22, Rain rated it really liked it Shelves: I read this for cohscious paper I was writing on psychic phenomena. I am dea my way up to Dr. The analysis of the results of the tests, and the answer itself, are in terms of statistics. Those chapters I give a five-star rating. For many skeptics, credible scientific investigations into psi become ventures into forbidden thought.


May 28, Christian rated it really liked it Shelves: Refresh and try again. Radin is a theoretical physicist who did conventional physics at Bell Labs and got interested in psi not because of some metanoic experience but because he thought that if there’s any truth to psi, it might become the most exciting area in physics, expanding the discipline’s models-of-the-world much as quantum physics did earlier in the century.

May be something to it.

Those chapters, however, that focus on experimental findings should be skipped or glossed over. So if one study only had 10 subjects, those 10 data points can be added to the pool, giving a better picture of the actual effects being measured.

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. A fantastic subject, some really worthwhile moments in the book, which do cause you to reflect and wonder Is it a “computer made of meat” as some cognitive scientists and neuroscientists believe?

Courtney Brown | Book Review of “The Conscious Universe” by Dean Radin

Retrieved October 24, San Francisco, California Clicking on image takes you to Amazon. The second is to analyze the data and results of many published scientific studies, the so-called “analysis of analyses. This ties in with the lunar cycle.

New to me at the time of reading was the how data collected in various independent studies can be compiled to produce evidentially powerful results. Radin concludes that psychic phenomena are real. They are much more extensive than I could ever be. Permission to print Site Statistics. This explains the Grateful Dead phenomenon and the Princess Diana phenomenon.

The Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena

He discusses skeptical tactics accusations of triviality, prejudice, valid and invalid criticisms, distortionsmotivations, and the psychological effects we need to keep in mind when studying psi and skeptics alike effects of prior convictions, cognitive dissonance, expectancy effects, judgment errors, confirmation bias, representativeness heuristics, hindsight bias, suppression, reaction formation, repression, identification and radi, dissociation, projection. Radin explains this entire subject with unusual clarity.

See, for example, the very thorough Carroll review.

Dualism leaves open the question as to 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.


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 univverse reliance on meta-analysis in the work since they lack standardization.

A fantastic subject, some really worthwhile moments in the You will need to read this book with an open mind. They are tedious and do nothing other than try to justify the paranormal vean a physical world. This includes telepathy, remote viewing, perception across time, psychic interactions with both inanimate matter and living organisms, and even the application of psi with respect to ocnscious.

During my studies to become a psychologist I had the opportunity to take a course on paranormality where this book was used as study material.

Is convention so much more compelling than reality? Radin’s paranormal claims have been roundly rejected by those in the skeptical and mainstream scientific communities, some of whom have suggested that he has embraced pseudoscience and that he misunderstands the nature of science. DeBakcsy contends that the ARO 12m Radio Telescope perhaps fits the best, but it was also different in several aspects to the described object.

I’ll add comments on his latest book at the end of this review. First, is ESP, or more properly ‘psi’, real, and if so, is the science that asserts the reality valid? In sum, Dean Radin’s book is a solid review of the science of psychic phenomena. The Road from Foolishness to Fraud.

The second is mentally causing action at a distance. I apologize for its length. The rest is bullshit.