Parapsychological Assn. 55th Annual Convention & Other Links

I’ve been so behind posting here I have a few links I want to share. First up, the Parapsychological Association is holding their 55th Annual Convention. “Leading scientists and other academics from around the world will gather to present the latest parapsychological research into psi and related phenomena, such as extra-sensory perception, psychokinesis, psychic healing, altered states of consciousness, mediumship and possible survival of bodily death. Hosted by the Rhine Research Center and Atlantic University, the event will be open to the public and academics alike.”

There’s going to be a panel honoring the work of Dr. William G. Roll (pictured below, in a photo by Susan McWillams).

I also wanted to link to this blog post on the Scientific American’s website, titled: Brilliant Scientists Are Open-Minded about Paranormal Stuff, So Why Not You?

In the comment section there was a reference to another blog post titled: An alternative take on ESP which seemed thorough and fair to me, but I would love to get a take on it from someone who is more knowledgable about these things.

There was also a reference to this piece in frontiers in quantitative psychology and measurement, but I didn’t read this one yet. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence: the case of non-local perception, a classical and Bayesian review of evidences.

Dr. William G. Roll