In 1940, Rhine, J.G. Pratt, and others at Duke authored a review of all card-guessing experiments conducted internationally since 1882. Titled Extra-Sensory Perception After Sixty Years, it has become recognized as the first meta-analysis in science. It included details of replications of Rhine’s studies. Through these years, 50 studies were published, of which 33 were contributed by investigators other than Rhine and the Duke University group; 61% of these independent studies reported significant results suggestive of ESP. Among these were psychologists at Colorado University and Hunter College, New York, who completed the studies with the largest number of trials and the highest levels of significance.
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Lindsey once described Los Angeles as a city of extremes (eg. poverty and wealth). We’re now learning that Coeur d’Alene has its extremes as well. Compare: Burt Rutan (famous rocket scientist) vis-a-vis this lady (its depressing; read at your own risk).
Filed under Roundups, Virtue
Today I picked up some books from the library I had ordered on inter-library loan.
Their titles are:
- The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology
- The Dead Sea Scrolls: A New Translation
- Chronological Aspects in the Life of Christ
- The Meaning of the Pentateuch
I also threw out my back in a debilitating way and am in excruciating pain. Which is why you’re getting the old NaBloPoMo cop-out treatment (something I all but swore I would not deliver).
Go read a book.
While I try to read broadly, there are a few thinkers who resonate with me, and probably the best-looking of them all is C. Michael Patton. My favorite posts are:
I have more in common with the following blogger than I do most people on this planet. Our backgrounds, intellectual values, and general demographics make it so that I can deeply relate to his writing, and find myself vigorously nodding my head to much of what he has to say.
The only problem is that he is an atheist.
Read about why his blog is different.
I have read several good books about how to treat a woman, including “Letters to Philip on How to Treat a Woman”, and “Every Woman’s Desire”, to both of which I give high marks. But the work of the gentleman who runs “The Generous Husband” is my favorite. A rare sage of a man, truly.
Oh yeah and, compared to C. Michael Patton, he’s kinda ugly.