Science cannot exist without skepticism. However, the situation where a scientist refuses experimental material just because it does not fit into the framework of existing theories is also unacceptable.
For centuries, from primitive tribes to today's highly developed communities, human life has been accompanied by mysterious and inexplicable phenomena. The desire to understand their meaning or at least get closer to solving them was reflected in fairy tales and legends, rituals and signs, the activities of priests, alchemists, psychics.
Robert Jahn with Brenda Dunn, summarizing and systematizing the vast material of their predecessors, approached this problem from a purely scientific and philosophical perspective, taking as a basis the relationship of human consciousness with the world around.
Under their leadership, experiments were conducted at the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research Lab (PEAR) for more than 10 years. Here, it was allowed for human consciousness to receive information with violation of generally accepted notions of space and time. An extensive array of computer data has been accumulated. Based on this data analysis, the scientists proposed a new theoretical model - the quantum concept of consciousness.
Robert Jahn has also been engaged in the study of psychokinesis for many years. With Brenda Dunne, at PEAR they study purported low-level psychokinetic effects on electronic random event generators.
They reached a moment where the interaction of consciousness and the environment takes place at such a primary level that it is truly possible to create a new reality, no matter what is hidden behind this definition.
Today, they are also leading the International Consciousness Research Lab (ICRL) Internet portal. This is a global consortium, originally created in 1990. Today it embraces a wide network of more than eighty scholars from fifteen countries who represent a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds.
The key assignment of ICRL is to research the role of consciousness in the formation of physical reality.
You can visit their amazing “Press” section to get acquainted with the latest books of prominent authors who address the relationships among science, consciousness, and spirituality. It offers links to creative studies, scientific articles, research projects, and technical reports, many of which are available on their “Publications” page. There is also the “Meet-ups” section, to discover meetings featuring distinguished guest speakers, hundreds of useful links, podcasts, educational materials, and a lot more.
“I've always been interested in the relationship between total external surround, culture, the political matrix, technology, etc., and the internal human consciousness.” Norman Spinrad
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