Psi Wars: Getting to Grips with the Paranormal

James E. Alcock, Jean E. Burns, Anthony Freeman
Imprint Academic, 2003 - 246 pages
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At the heart of the parapsychology (psi) battle are two types of phenomena: extra-sensory perception (ESP) and psycho-kinesis (PK). ESP is reception of information without any normal sensory means; PK is the use of the mind to influence physical states without any direct physical contact. Neither effect can be explained by ordinary science, so parapsychologists with experimental evidence that they are real are accused of bad science or bad faith or both. This collection of essays shows that a simple division into 'sceptics' and 'believers' cannot be made. The real struggle, for all researchers, is not with each other, but to get a secure hold on the subject itself.


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A Personal Reflection
What is Beyond the Edge of the Known World?
Reasons to Remain Doubtful about the Existence of Psi
Analysis of a Debate
The Role of the Experimenter in Parapsychological Research
A Review of Dream ESP Studies Conducted Since the Maimonides Dream ESP Studies
We Ask Does Psi Exist? But Is this the right Question and Do we Really Want an Answer Anyway?
Physics and Claims for Anomalous Effects Related to Consciousness
The Relevance of Research into Eyewitness Testimony and False Memories for Reports of Anomalous Experiences
Is Astrology Relevant to Consciousness and Psi?
Must the Magic of Psychokinesis Hinder Precise Scientific Measurement?
Extrasensory Perception or Effect of Subjective Probability?
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Editor of Journal of Consciousness Studies

Freeman read chemistry and then theology at Oxford University and was ordained in 1972. ""When God In Us"" was first published in 1993 he was dismissed from his parish for contravening church teaching, but he remains a priest in the Church of England.

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