Talk at Aqus Cafe

This is a streaming video of an informal talk I gave recently at an Irish pub and cafe located near our office in Petaluma, California. The talk itself is about 40 minutes, followed by about an hour of Q&A.


Mike said…
Hmm, won't play in latest versions of Chrome or Firefox.
MickyD said…
i really enjoyed this talk (watching the live version). Hope you rewarded yourself with a pint of Guinness after an hour of questions!
Calculus said…
You inspired me a new blog
based on mind to mind interactions.
The idea is to share a piece of information between online participants (an image) and see what it inspires to them. There is no real emitter here, everybody is the emitter, or the slit.
Pikemann Urge said…
Thanks for a great talk, Dean. I hope that one day you will be invited to talk in churches and national parliaments. The self-appointed gatekeepers (pseudoskeptics) must be bypassed if any large-scale, meaningful public communication can take place. Yes, I am over-simplifying!

I do have a different opinion than you regarding anecdotes (i.e. unpublished experiences). There certainly is a significance to anecdotes. The catch is that they are unable to tell us anything very specific; and that they must be abundant, from independent sources.

The better the record keeping the better, of course. Notarization is better still. Of course cynical critics will not accept any of it. They prefer the one experiment that doesn't work to the two that do work. That's how they roll.
Dean Radin said…
I don't discount anecdotes. After all, personal stories provide the motivation to perform these experiments in the first place. But there are so many competing explanations for anecdotes that they aren't persuasive as evidence, at least among scientists who haven't personally experienced similar episodes.
Calculus said…
Mr Radin, any updates about the slit experiments? I probably tried 20 times.
Is this experiment (the collapse of the probability function under an observer's attention through internet)really different from an attempt to influence the macroscopic outcome of many coin's flips? there will always be a statistical deviation and you will always have the burden to prove that this deviation is not within normal range or is not due to a biais in the coin or in the experiment.
But at least you try, i give you that.
Every time i do this experiment (the slit), i think that it's impossible and at the same time, i remember that if the 'mind' is really an immaterial entity, then somehow this entity can interact with the material brain...therefore mind-matter interactions must exist.
But I have the sentiment that this interaction is only possible with infinitively complex systems and does not involve any energy or transfer of energy. By analogy with a black hole, perhaps the brain, when it reaches a certain level of complexity, creates some sort of singularity that introduces infinite terms in the description of itself and its information content...
Mike said…
"Scientists say they are close to God particle"

Oh, really? Hmmm...,0,4435571.story?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+latimes%2Fnews+%28L.A.+Times+-+Top+News%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher
Apologies for being off topic, but I couldn't find your email address.

Your attention is invited to a paper by Persinger and Dotta entitled Temporal Patterns of Photon Emissions Can Be Stored and Retrieved Several Days Later From the “Same Space”: Experimental and Quantitative Evidence.

A pdf is located at
Lawrence said…
Dean I finally got a copy of 'Entangled Minds' and finished reading it yesterday. Even though I knew about a lot of the content already of course, and I realize the book is for a popular audience and doesn't go into very technical details, my mind is still reeling.
Mike said…
Feeling the future

Scientists in laboratories do puzzling experiments to show the future, writes Bob Holmes
Tony Evans said…
Hi Dean

I would like to nominate you to speak at Ted, but they require me to list your email address and phone number. Is there one that you use for this sort of thing? Is this something in which you'd be interested?

Or perhaps you could nominate yourself...? Although I think more nominations means higher probability of getting invited.

Dean Radin said…
I've been nominated for TED by several previous TED speakers. So far no interest.

My contact information is noted on this page at the IONS website:
Tony Evans said…
Thanks. Done. Hopefully the number of nominations will eventually reach critical mass. Maybe we should ask everyone on this forum to go there and nominate you?

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