The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Penny for your thoughts » » have you read this book? (0 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

Alex Reeve
View Profile
New user
63 Posts

Profile of Alex Reeve
If you haven't read the book called "the Conscious universe" written by Dean Radin (Harper edge/ Harper Collins Publishers inc, 1997), you should read it.

This is not a magic book but a book that talks about all the experiences that the sciences did to show that psychic phenomenons exist.

This is a very interesting book for us, mentalist, because it helps you to know what our brain can really do. It also helps to give answers to the skeptics. It can also give ideas for presentation of some effects.

Well I think it is a great book. If you have read it tell me what you think, please.
mastermindreader
View Profile
V.I.P.
Seattle, WA
12589 Posts

Profile of mastermindreader
I agree that it is a great book. It's arguments are not only coherently presented, but its conclusions are, to me, very convincing.

You should be aware, however, that Dean Radin is not held in high regard by the skeptics at CSICOPS who maintain that Radin's use of so-called mega-analysis is seriously flawed from both a statistical and experimental viewpoint. (You can read their views in the pages of "Skeptic" magazine, on their homepage and on Randi's.)

If you want to take on the skeptics, be prepared to counter the arguments they will likely raise about Radin's techniques.

That being said, I highly recommend the book. True skeptics should find it intriguing. (Most CSICOPs don't appear to be skeptics in the classical sense of the word- they seem to have made an a priori decision that psi does not exist, and that any proof indicating otherwise must therefore be flawed in some manner.)

Best Regards-

Bob Cassidy
Philemon Vanderbeck
View Profile
Inner circle
Seattle, WA
4462 Posts

Profile of Philemon Vanderbeck
I'm currently reading it (almost near the end).

I agree that the "mega-analysis" technique seems a little bit like statistical trickery, but the rest of the book is quite fascinating.

And now I know when is the best time to visit the local casinos!

:evilgrin:
Professor Philemon Vanderbeck
That Creepy Magician
"I use my sixth sense to create the illusion of possessing the other five."
Philemon Vanderbeck
View Profile
Inner circle
Seattle, WA
4462 Posts

Profile of Philemon Vanderbeck
After reading the chapters in this book that dealt with the PK experiments involving computerized generation of random numbers, I immediately thought of the idea of putting an electronic random number generator into my show that would sit on the edge of the stage and using a light-based 'scale' indicate when numbers began exceeding expected probabilities.

Of course, the scale would register the highest during those moments just before the climax of a routine was reached.

:evilgrin:
Professor Philemon Vanderbeck
That Creepy Magician
"I use my sixth sense to create the illusion of possessing the other five."
mastermindreader
View Profile
V.I.P.
Seattle, WA
12589 Posts

Profile of mastermindreader
Philemon-

Forget what it says in the book. The best time to go to the casino is when we're both there. I'll be at the Emerald Queen Saturday at the Texas hold'em table. Grab a seat across from me and don't forget the signals.

Bob
(I sent this as a private message because I don't thinks these guys need to know what we really do for a living!)
mastermindreader
View Profile
V.I.P.
Seattle, WA
12589 Posts

Profile of mastermindreader
Please do not read the previous message. It was put there by the Csicops to discredit me.
John Smetana
View Profile
???? - 2009
499 Posts

Profile of John Smetana
Quote:
On 2002-05-10 08:24, mastermindreader wrote:
That being said, I highly recommend the book. True skeptics should find it intriguing. (Most CSICOPs don't appear to be skeptics in the classical sense of the word- they seem to have made an a priori decision that psi does not exist, and that any proof indicating otherwise must therefore be flawed in some manner.)

Best Regards-

Bob Cassidy





Bob is right on with this observation. The CSICOPS gang seem to be scoffers, not skeptics.

Best thoughts,
John Smetana
Smile
Tony Razzano
View Profile
Inner circle
South River, NJ
1601 Posts

Profile of Tony Razzano
Bob and John,
Unquestionably. They are in reality psuedo skeptics.
Best regards,
Tony Razzano
Best regards,
<BR>Tony Razzano, Past President, PEA
Winner of the PEA"s Bascom Jones and Bob Haines Awards
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Penny for your thoughts » » have you read this book? (0 Likes)
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2021 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.13 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL