Community Group Event
Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 , 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
How shall we interpret the fantastic tales of miracles associated with religious saints and mystics in light of today's scientific understanding of reality? Stories about enlightenment and supernormal abilities commonly evoke reactions ranging from awed devotion to angry dismissal. Could such stories contain a grain of truth? Is it possible to rationally discern truth from fiction in this controversial domain using the rigorous tools of science?
Dean will present evidence suggesting an affirmative answer. Attendees will be able to engage in Q&A with Dean at the end of his talk.
Dean Radin, PhD, is Chief Scientist at the INSTITUTE OF NOETIC SCIENCES (IONS) and Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Psychology at SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY. His original career track as a concert violinist shifted into science after earning a BSEE degree in electrical engineering, magna cum laude with honors in physics, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and then an MS in electrical engineering and a PhD in psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. For a decade he worked on advanced telecommunications R&D at AT&T Bell Laboratories and GTE Laboratories. For over two decades he has been engaged in consciousness research. Before joining the research staff at IONS in 2001, he held appointments at Princeton University, University of Edinburgh, University of Nevada, and several Silicon Valley think-tanks, including Interval Research Corporation and SRI International, where he worked on a classified program investigating psychic phenomena for the US government.
He is author or coauthor of over 200 technical and popular articles, a dozen book chapters, and several books including the bestselling The Conscious Universe (HarperOne, 1997) and Entangled Minds (Simon & Schuster, 2006). These books have remained in print since they were first published and they've been translated into ten foreign languages.
His latest book, SUPERNORMAL (Random House, 2013), was published in July 2013. His technical articles have appeared in journals ranging from Foundations of Physics and Physics Essays to Psychological Bulletin and Journal of Consciousness Studies; he was featured in a New York Times Magazine ARTICLE; and he has appeared on dozens of television shows ranging from the BBC's Horizon and PBS's Closer to Truth to Oprah and Larry King Live. He has given over 200 interviews and talks, including invited presentations at Harvard (medical), Stanford (medical and statistics), Cambridge (physics), and Princeton (psychology), for industries including GOOGLE and Johnson & Johnson, and for government organizations including the US Navy and DARPA. In 2010, he spent a month lecturing in India as the National Visiting Professor of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research, a program in the Indian government's Ministry of Human Resource Development.
$10 attendance fee at the door to cover our overhead costs.
Open to everyone. No one turned away for lack of funds.
(Where can you get this quality of entertainment and education for less?)
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