InPresence 25Science & Pseudoscience

jeffrey mishlove

new-thinking-allowed

InPresence host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is the recipient of the only doctoral diploma in “parapsychology” ever awarded by an accredited university (University of California, Berkeley, 1980). For many years he served as president of the non-profit Intuition Network, an organization dedicated to creating a world in which all people were supported and encouraged in developing inner intuitive abilities.

Here he highlights the distinction between facts and theories in science. He notes that some claim parapsychology to be a pseudoscience because they believe in a “rational universe” in which psychic phenomena are impossible. However, theoretical beliefs should begin with empirical observations, not deny their existence. He reviews a number of historical theories, such as animal magnetism, that were based on cutting edge ideas of their age, but later turned out to be inconsistent with science.

(Recorded on March 14, 2018)

Published on March 14, 2018

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