Journal of Nonlocality
Vol 5, Nr 1 (2017)

The Other Singularity:  Psi and the Nonlocal Mind

now available here

edited by Ben Goertzel


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Self-Organizing Doubt

An ICRL Open Research Initiative


Almost a century after the quantum mechanics revolution, the nonlocality and measurement problems loom as intractable as ever. At the boundary between matter and consciousness, our experimental models seem to break down: what the mathematics imply, we can’t grasp;  and what we can guess, we can’t fit into our common experience. Or can we?

The primary task ahead of us, according to Wheeler, “is to make meaning out of observation and from that derive the formalism of quantum theory.”  But is there a place for “meaning” in hard experimental sciences? Can we design experimental protocols probing the foundations of quantum  mechanics in such a way that the Observer’s state of mind becomes another variable? 

It turns out that the answer is a resounding Yes. Yet to do so we must break an institutional taboo: we must be willing to enter the contested  room of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and look at the history of experimental parapsychology in the XXth century. As Kuhn recognized, our working axioms are context-specific and that context typically has less to do with the accumulation of scientific  facts than with the social  framework circumscribing those facts. Eventually, however, the existing  framework begins to fail and we must find an alternative way out of a conceptual impasse.

As with any paradigm shift, getting  through depends on the size of the prejudices clothing our ego.  But for those who carry only the essentials (curiosity, determination and a willingness to accept a lot of false starts), the landscape opening ahead of us is a true terra incognita – complete with profound new insights and fears of our own making.

So to everyone who is ready to join the effort, this is our challenge:

Change the Experience, Change the Paradigm!

Joint Letter


Front. Hum. Neurosci. 8:17. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00017   08 Jan 2014. 

                                     RESEARCH NEWS

                     LANDMARK EXPERIMENTS

Research Slides
Landmark Experiments

                                              WEBINARS AND TALKS 

                                                                                                                      Reality and the Extended Mind - Part I

                                                                                                  Reality and the Extended Mind - Part II



Roger Nelson

A description of the Global Consciousness Project, focusing on the scientific experiment

Dean Radin: Consciousness, Photons and Reality 

        Glen Rein Interviews Peter Gariaev 

SSE Talks - Garrett Moddel:   Retrocausation, Psi and Entropy Part 1/2

SSE Talks - Garrett Moddel  Retrocausation, Psi and Entropy  Part 2/2


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