Thursday, June 18, 2015

!!! SKEPTIKO !!! - Part 3

Parapsychology: World of the Paranormal 1


World of the Paranormal

Topic: Parapsychology



This movement, to merely get at the truth, is nothing new. However, Skeptiko is more of an offensive-minded concept. Alex Tsakiris is courageous and a great thinker. An interesting historical overview is A History of Parapsychology and Psychical Research by George Hansen (poor audio quality).Some of the scientific organizations, associations, and departments involved in all of some areas of this research:

Society for Psychical Research
American Society for Psychical Research
College of Psychic Studies
Institute of Noetic Sciences
International Association for Near-Death Studies
Koestler Parapsychology Unit
National Laboratory of Psychical Research
Parapsychological Association
Parapsychology Foundation
Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research Lab
Rhine Research Center  

North American Institute of Parapsychology
American Institute of Holistic Theology

Australian Institute of Parapsychological Research
Parapsychology Institute of America
American Association for the Advancement of Science

The first two have, to my knowledge, been the most prominent over a long period of time. The Parapsychology webpage at Wikipedia, which has many links (see bottom of page) to the various areas of study and to the important individuals over time. Naturally Wikipedia, although it's such a great resource, must play along with the mainstream game... "pseudoscience"... "subject rarely appears in mainstream science journals." That's the old game where, when someone or something is targeted for marginalization, they must be directly tied to loose links with negative images... and subtle words like "para," "pseudo," "unofficial," and "self-styled" are used. Obviously if an institution has been corrupted in some way, being "certified" means little intellectually. Also at the bottom is a list of "critics." Social engineering has it backwards: While science is ultimately finite; all human politics should be under constant review. Critics who incessantly defend the mainstream are most often cowards. You can tell a whole lot more about them by reviewing what they will not criticize, than what they do.


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