[ExI] Alcock on Bem in Skeptical Inquirer

John Clark jonkc at bellsouth.net
Sun Dec 5 18:40:50 UTC 2010

On Dec 4, 2010, at 12:55 AM, Damien Broderick wrote:

> <http://www.csicop.org/specialarticles/show/back_from_the_future>

The tipoff that something was wrong was when Bem said his goal was “to provide well-controlled demonstrations of psi"; so if his experiment did not give evidence for psi then he figured there must be something wrong with his methodology so he kept changing it until he got something compatible with his goal. His goal should have been to find out the truth about psi regardless of how painful and incompatible with previous beliefs that may be.

 John K Clark

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