Daryl Bem and Feeling the Future

January 19th, 2011 Posted in General

I was hoping to see more of a response from my favorite parapsychology blogs to Daryl Bem’s paper Feeling the Future: Experimental Evidence for Anomalous Retroactive Influences on Cognition and Affect (due to be published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology). In it Bem says his experiments found evidence for precognition.

There was an article about it in The New York Times, but so far the only ones to address it from the non-skeptical angle are Dean Radin on his blog Entangled Minds, and
Cassandra Vieten, Ph.D, the Director of Research at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, who wrote a piece about it for the Huffington Post. (She also discusses it more on her blog on the Institute’s website.)

She also addresses Jonah Lehrer’s New Yorker article, The Truth Wears Out. And Jonah Lehrer wrote about Bem’s work in November for WIRED. I should say there’s probably a lot more out there, I’m just talking about the blogs I check into regularly.

Here is a picture of J. B. Rhine is his office at Duke University. I can’t quite read his expression, but he definitely looks like his mind is a million miles away.

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  1. 2 Responses to “Daryl Bem and Feeling the Future”

  2. By David Rountree on Apr 8, 2011

    Sally mentioned to me that Bem’s work would be replicated this summer at the center. I wonder what that will generate in the way of reporting…

  3. By Stacy Horn on Apr 11, 2011

    Ohmygod, that’s so exciting!!! I didn’t know that.

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