Bill Bengston | SSE Presidential Address

Bill Bengston, President of the Society for Scientific Exploration, shares the history of the SSE and discusses a way forward for dealing with edge science critics.

Dr. Bengston has published a significant number of works on sociology, the sociology of science and knowledge, alternative medicine, criminology and healing research. His recent works include, “Challenges for Preclinical Investigations of Human Biofield Modalities,” published in 2015 in Global Advances in Health and Medicine; “Spirituality, Connection, and Healing with Intent: Reflections on Cancer Experiments on Laboratory Mice” published in 2012 by Oxford University Press; “Anomalous DC Magnetic Field Activity during a Bioenergy Healing Experiment” and “The Healing Connection: EEG Harmonics, Entrainment, and Schumann’s Resonances,” both of which appeared in The Journal of Scientific Exploration in 2010. In 2008, he published “Can Healing Be Taught?” in Explore: The Journal of Science and Medicine. His work on “A Method Used to Train Skeptical Volunteers to Heal in an Experimental Setting” and “Resonance, Placebo Effects, and Type II Errors: Some Implications from Healing Research for Experimental Methods,” was published by The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine in 2007. In addition, his book, The Energy Cure has been translated into four languages.

Dr. Bengston is president of the Society for Scientific Exploration, an international group of approximately 1,000 scientists who investigate scientific anomalies. He is currently carrying out funded research at Brown University and at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. Dr. Bengston serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.

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Published on August 28, 2020