Dr. Dean Radin – Is Consciousness Causal?
PLEASE NOTE: due to unforeseen circumstances this event has had to be moved from its original date, Monday 13th, to Tuesday 14th June.
From within the body, it certainly seems as though consciousness is causal. I intend to wave my hand, and it waves. But what about the more interesting question of whether consciousness acts beyond the body? Laboratory tests with random number generators, as well as many other kinds of physical targets, have effectively demonstrated a correlation between aspects of consciousness and the behavior of distant physical systems. But correlation does not entail causation, and other, non-causal interpretations of these experiments have been proposed. To help analytically explore this question, I have been re-analyzing the data of the Global Consciousness Project to see if that database supports Einstein’s famous complaint about the indeterminism of quantum theory, namely his quip that “God does not play dice with the universe.” Initial results of this analysis suggest that Einstein may have been correct after all.
DEAN RADIN is Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) and Associated Distinguished Professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He earned an MS (electrical engineering) and a PhD (psychology) from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Before joining the IONS research staff in 2001, Radin worked at AT&T Bell Labs, Princeton University, University of Edinburgh, and SRI International. He has given over 650 talks and interviews worldwide, and he is author or coauthor of some 300 scientific and popular articles, four dozen book chapters and forewords, two technical books, and four popular books translated into 15 foreign languages: The Conscious Universe (1997, HarperCollins), Entangled Minds (2006, Simon & Schuster), Supernormal (2013, RandomHouse), and Real Magic (2018, PenguinRandomHouse).
Dean RadinProfessor, Researcher, Author
Dean Radin, Ph.D. is Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and Associated Distinguished Professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He has held appointments at AT&T Bell Labs, Princeton University, University of Edinburgh, and SRI International, and is the author or coauthor of over 200 technical and popular articles, four dozen book chapters, and four books, including the best-selling ‘The Conscious Universe’ (1997), ‘Entangled Minds’ (2006), the 2014 Silver Nautilus Book Award winner ‘Supernormal’ (2013), and ‘Real Magic’ (2018).