An introduction to Parapsycology in the context of Science Bok

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Publicerad år 1983
ISBN 0-9610232-3-6
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Av R A McConnell

This is an introduction to parapsychology for students of science and for teachers of the humanities, and is a physicist's assessment of parapsychology offered for scrutiny by professional scientists.

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This is an introduction to parapsychology for students of science and for teachers of the humanities, and is a physicist's assessment of parapsychology offered for scrutiny by professional scientists.

Some Included Topics

  • How scientific theory relates to experimental reality.
  • The best in parapsychological research.
  • Parapsychologists who enjoy martyrdom.
  • Two notorious cases of parapsychological fraud.
  • Editorial correspondence with eight scientific journals explaining why they reject parapsychological papers.
  • A parapsychological vision of the future.

New Ideas

  • For extrasensory perception to occur, there must be a disconnection or splitting off of part of the functioning brain, with a consequent impairment of consciousness.
  • Re-examination of some classic experiments suggests that hypnosis involves psychokinetic control of the subject's brain.

New Discoveries

  • Rhytms of success in the psychokinetic control of dice.



    • Definitions and Questions
      • Behind the Masquerade
      • The Blind Eye of History
    • Trance Mediumship
      • The Spiritualist Movement
      • D D Home
      • Leonora Piper
      • Gladys Osborne Leonard
      • Mediums as People
      • The Problem of Fraud
    • The Occurence of Multiple Personality
      • Identity Defined
      • Our Two Half Brains
      • Surgical Twinning
      • Spontaneous Splitting
      • Sally Beachamp
      • Doris
      • Faces of Eve
      • Sybil
    • An Interpretation of Multiple Personality
      • How Psychology Responds
      • Extent to Pathology
      • Clues to Consciousness
      • Handling Conflict
      • Mechanisms of Reality Avoidance
    • Consciousness and Society
      • To Whom Does Our Thinking Belong
      • Man's Conscious Grasp of Reality
      • Multiplicity of Mind as a Revolutionary Concept
      • Unconscious Traditions in History
    • Altered States of Consciousness
    • Factors Favoring Psi
      • The Role of Dissociation
      • Hypnosis and ESP
      • Other Psi Elicting Techniques
      • Who Can Be Psychic?
      • Experimental Normal-State Psi
      • Awareness of Psi
      • Experimenter Influence
    • Postmortem Survival
      • Death as Taboo
      • Revelations of the Dying
      • Mediated Messages
      • Our Biological and Cultural Dependence
      • What Might Survive?
      • As It Stands Now
      • What Can We Hope To Learn?
    • History of Parapsychology
    • Mechanized Methods
    • Spontaneous Psychokinesis
      • Classification of the Phenomena
      • A Pittsburgh Poltergeist
      • The Pearisburg Poltergeist
      • Poltergeist Perspective
    • Experimental Psychokinesis
      • Into the Laboratory
      • Placement Psychokinesis
      • Systems in Equilibrium
      • Movement of Objects
      • Metal Bending
    • Unconscious Characteristics of Psi
      • Task-Structure Effects
      • Scoring Patterns in Placement PK
      • Target Missing
      • Freudian Concepts in Parapsychology
    • Progressive Organization and Ambivalence Principles in Psychikinetic Data
      • Intrasession Score Decline in Dice-Face PK
      • Evaluation and Challenge
      • Frequency of Column Scores
      • Score Frequency versus Score Decline
      • The Organizing Principle
      • The Ambivalence Principle
    • Hypnosis as Psychokinesis
      • Abstract
      • The Work of L L Vasiliev
      • Lead-Chamber Experiment
      • Roulette-Wheel Experiment
      • Interpretation
      • Implications
      • Hypnosis and Psychology
      • Hypnosis and Parapsychology
    • Hypnosis, Peer Reviewed
    • Scientific Theory
      • Scientists and Method
      • What is Science?
      • Systems and States
      • Parapsychology as Science
      • The Role of Logic
      • Perception and Models
      • Metaphysical Requirements
    • Progress in Science
      • Thomas Kuhn, Historian and Heretic
      • Models and Taboos
      • Belief Systems
      • The Rhythm of Science
      • Preparadigmatic Science
      • Normal Science
      • Crisis
      • Revolution and Beyond
      • The Role of Genius
    • Fraud in Parapsychology
      • The Case of S G Soal
      • The W J Levy Case
      • Comparsion of the Soal and Levy Cases
      • Moral Responsability in a Multiple Person
      • The Prevalence and Implications of Multiple Personality
      • Soal, Levy, and the Reality of Psi
    • With Friends Like These...
      • Parapsychologist as Martyre
      • Left-Wing Appeasement
    • Of People And Prejudice
      • Testimony For and Against Psi Phenomena
      • Symbol and Reality
      • Belief as a Treasure
      • Getting Back to Physics
      • Truth by Affirmation
      • Extrasensory Anti-Humanism
      • At the University of Pittsburgh
      • The Author's Belief
    • Guardians of Orthodoxy
      • The Righteous Laymen
      • The Journal, Science
      • The American Journal of Physics
      • The American Psychological Association
    • The Closing Mind of Adolescence
      • Foreword
      • The Riddle of Consciousness
      • Two Easy Answers to a Difficult Question
      • When Indoctrination Fails
      • Why Beliefs Are Sacred
      • Why Hasn't Science Been Tried?
      • A Modest Educational Proposal
    • Recapitulation
      • The Quest for Immortality
      • Divided Consciousness
      • History of the Research
      • The Methodological Miliey
      • Gross Psychokinesis
      • Patterns in the Data
      • Brain-to-Brain Psychokinesis
      • Games Parapsychologists Play
      • Philosophy as Prejudice
    • Time Present
      • Signs of Acceptance
      • The Ascent of Man
    • The Long Tomorrow
  • + 8 APPENDIX