Paul H. Smith | Remote Viewing
June 12, 2022
SSE-PA members define terms, introduce concepts, and discuss phenomena that may be encountered in the presentations in the upcoming Breakthrough 2022 meeting.
The idea of exploiting blackbody radiation through thermionic emission is not new. We mathematically model the charging at a uniform temperature of a capacitor having plates with unequal work functions (dubbed the thermo-charged capacitor, or TCC). According to well-established physical principles and material properties, we expect that the TCC will have a non-zero power output. [...]
We consider a graphene ripple as a Brownian particle coupled to an energy harvesting circuit. When both are at the same temperature, the second law forbids harvesting energy from the thermal motion of the Brownian particle even if the circuit contains a rectifying diode. However, if the circuit contains a junction followed by two diodes [...]
Weak Signal Propagation Reporter (WSPR) is a signal processing algorithm for extremely weak radio signals. Much anomalies research also tries to detect extremely weak signals: psi, global consciousness, geomagnetic field effects, and other anomalous biological/psychological phenomena. Studies using WSPR provide a useful methodological comparison for other studies of weak signals. WSPR may also be applied [...]
Telepathy is one of the most commonly reported psi-type experiences and represents the idea that one person can acquire information relating to the thoughts/feelings/intentions of another from a distance via a non-usual route. Typically, the procedure involves a Sender and a Receiver who are physically separated while the former attempts to relay target information to [...]
In the September 2021 issue of Journal of Scientific Exploration, Shen et al. reported “Laboratory Investigations of Extrasensory Identification of Concealed 5-Character Codes by a Presumably Gifted Teenager”. This Discussion hours introduce the details as well as some background information relevant to the laboratory investigations reported in that publication.
Asia is a region where philosophies of the past and broader views of reality have survived and live today. Because of this, the culture is perhaps more accepting of non-mainstream science and associated beliefs. Paul E. Cizdziel, Ph.D. will discuss what “Edge Science” organizations exist in Japan, cultural influences, and research interests. In addition, he [...]
Psi skeptics have often used David Hume’s Argument Against Miracles to attack the psi data. Recently, Rebek and Alcock (2019) cited Hume’s argument to dismiss the psi literature recently summarized by Cardena (2018) as impossible. I wish to present a number of problems with the way psi critics have used Hume’s argument. First, Hume’s primary [...]
Considering astrology as a subject of science, one has to distinguish whether a scientific study on the validity of astrology investigates the correlation between astronomical circumstances, dynamics, movements and earthly events – the “above-below theorem” (ABT) – or, whether the “hit rate” of astrologers in so-called matching experiments is examined. With the second method, no [...]
Discover the secrets to connecting with loved one in the After Life. Learn the common mistakes people make when dealing with other realities and how to avoid them. When done properly, this open connection with the Other Side gives you valuable insights into the workings of our reality. You can also experience comfort and closure [...]
Anyone who has tried to record an OBE struggles with the hit-and-miss nature of that phenomenon. Group intention experiments often require the passage of time to determine a result, which is often clouded by ambiguity due to the presence of alternative causes for the desired effect. In remote viewing experiments, it can be difficult to [...]
In many in vivo and in vitro experiments over the course of 35 years, robust and reliable data demonstrate beyond reasonable doubt that “healing” can happen, that dose is a factor, that healing proceeds non-linearly, that it is not fundamentally “energy” but “information” that is involved, that it is not correlated to a particular state [...]
I introduce a model that attempts to bridge the gap between psi research and some deep philosophical questions about consciousness, such as the hard problem and the selection problem. The selection problem is introduced here as a unique extension of the hard problem: while the hard problem asks “How does a physical system becomes conscious?”, [...]