Re: Actually, Psychological Bulletin is a mainstream publication

From: micah glasser (
Date: Fri Dec 30 2005 - 10:22:00 MST

I read a book on it once but thats about it. Can anyone who backs this
research as valid point me toward a good, research and experiment backed,

On 12/30/05, Damien Broderick <> wrote:
> At 11:13 AM 12/30/2005 -0500, Jeff Medina wrote:
> >Is someone seriously defending parapsychology here?
> Me too. I spent several years in research on the topic. I doubt that those
> railing against it here have spent as much as two weeks reading diligently
> in the relevant technical literature.
> >Wow. Painful.
> Now there's a killer argument. I'm reminded of the typical response of
> ignorati confronted by the idea of AI.
> >Sue Blackmore, formerly one of the top parapsychologists, is a good
> >antidote to that rubbish...
> Blackmore is formerly one of the routine, even mediocre parapsychologists,
> for what that's worth.
> >Or you can take the following hint and run with it, for it holds the
> >key to understanding just how "out-of-body" experiences and various
> >other "psi" or "supernatural" experiences are possible without the BS:
> >synesthaesia.
> Typical confusion/conflation of phenomena. Experiencing sensory
> derangement
> or crosswiring fails to even begin to account for (or indeed have the
> slightest relevance to) the vast and cumulatively consistent database of
> anomalous results in, for example, the Princeton (PEAR) technical reports.
> This topic is bound to be shut down any minute now. Don't look, don't
> look.
> Damien Broderick

I swear upon the alter of God, eternal hostility to every form of tyranny
over the mind of man. - Thomas Jefferson

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