Ciba Foundation Symposium - Extrasensory Perception by G. E. W.; Millar, Elaine C. P. Wolstenholme

By G. E. W.; Millar, Elaine C. P. Wolstenholme

Content:
Chapter 1 Chairman's beginning feedback (pages 1–3): A. S. Parkes
Chapter 2 the character of the Laboratory proof for Extrasensory conception (pages 4–13): R. A. McConnell
Chapter three The power and weak point of the on hand proof for Extrasensory notion (pages 14–23): D. J. West
Chapter four a few problems within the approach of medical attractiveness of Extrasensory notion (pages 24–52): J. Fraser Nicol
Chapter five an summary of a box concept of Organismic shape and behavior (pages 53–72): G. D. Wassermann
Chapter 6 the information of Psychical examine: A research of 3 Hypotheses (pages 73–79): G. Spencer Brown
Chapter 7 a few Statistical facets of ESP (pages 80–101): S. G. Soal
Chapter eight Psychical Phenomena between Primitive Peoples (pages 102–110): M. Pobers
Chapter nine Extrasensory belief between Peasant ecu Populations (pages 111–130): J. Langdon?Davies
Chapter 10 A Case of Pseudo?ESP (pages 131–140): S. G. Soal
Chapter eleven The Simulation of Telepathy (pages 141–155): E. J. Dingwall
Chapter 12 The Sensory Nature of chicken Navigation (pages 156–164): G. V. T. Matthews
Chapter thirteen trying out for an ESP consider Pigeon Homing: specifications, makes an attempt, and problems (pages 165–186): J. G. Pratt
Chapter 14 Parapsychology within the glossy method of Psychosomatic guy (pages 187–203): Robert Amadou
Chapter 15 stories Suggestive of Paranormal Cognition within the Psycho?Analytic scenario (pages 204–235): W. H. Gillespie

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It seems to me possible that 40 DISCUSSION if more experiments were done with those drugs, it might be possible t o find one which put the percipient in the right state of mind for perceiving. It may be that I am ignorant of work that has actually been done in this field, but I would like to hear more about it. Then, how much have we to believe ? I gather that there is quite good evidence for telepathy and perhaps for clairvoyance, and precognition. I hope that i t will become apparent how many of these and other things we must believe, and particularly what the general opinion here is on the subject of psychokinesis.

3. Qualitative experiments. These differ from the two preceding categories in the fact that the material for study or transniission is prepared by the researcher in advance of the experiment. The weakness of such investigations is that the material, generally drawings, solid objeck, verses of poetry and the like, is inaccessible t o statistical evaluation. Some important accounts of such work were prepared by Guthrie and Birchall (1883), Guthric (1885) and RIilcs and Ramsden (1907 and 1914). 4 .

First of all, there are inductive statements which refer to what is going to happen. e. historical statements. For instance, the theory of evolution deals with past statements, and I dare say that many statements in parapsychology are also essentially historical scientific statements; they deal with what has happened to a subject, but they do not necessarily say that i t must happen to all subjects in the future or ever again to any particular subject. Now, science essentially deals with both types of statement, and I think that is a crucial point not to overlook this.

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