The “double-secret super taboos,” otherwise known as “woo-woo taboos,” include anything in the realm of psychic phenomena. It is generally believed in the scientific community that spirituality has nothing to offer science. However, some of the iconic figures of science: Thomas Edison, Isaac Newton and Madame Curie, were all actively interested in non-scientific endeavors such as alchemy and contacting the dead. In this segment Dean ponders the fact that there is currently no technology that can detect the presence or absence of any kind of consciousness, however the first person accounts observed and written about over 1000 years ago describe some states of consciousness that are now being proven in psi labs.


Dean Radin, Ph.D. is IONS’ Senior Scientist. Dr. Radin earned a Masters degree in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Illinois, Champaign. He has held research appointments at Princeton University, Edinburgh University, University of Nevada, and several Silicon Valley industrial research labs, where he has conducted basic research on exceptional human capacities, including psychic phenomena.


This discussion is part of the “Conversations from the Edge” 2006 series videodtaped before a live audience in San Francisco.