[ExI] Deep roots of Quantum Mechanics [WAS Re: Psi in a major science journal...]

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Sun Oct 24 16:42:31 UTC 2010

On 10/24/2010 10:55 AM, Stefano Vaj wrote:

> I suspect on the contrary that psi phenomena may well be the indirect
> consequence of multiple, but probably "ordinary" (as opposed to
> quantum) physical processes involving our brain processes or the
> structure of reality itself; something which would not make them any
> less mysterious, fascinating and difficult tto explain.
> That is, until and unless somebody were able to provide evidence that
> psi information travels faster-than-light or anything like that.

This is why my own interest is almost entirely in experimental 
precognitive phenomena, including the kinds of presentiment found in 
Radin's and Bem's work. When the target has not yet been randomly chosen 
at the time when it is identified (whether by an autonomic response or 
an explicit conscious "hunch"), there is no "ordinary" process that can 
explain it.

Special relativity says that information obtained from the future 
requires superluminal exchanges of some kind. That might be wrong, but 
certainly the most challenging aspect of psi research findings is this 
demonstrable breakdown of linear cause-before-effect. Which is why psi 
is so significant; not beause some day you might be able to levitate to 
work using it, but because it tells us something very important about 
deep physics--as epochal as anything that can come out of the LHC, and 
much less expensive to study. Although I expect that once the mechanism 
of psi is found, it might take LHC-scale efforts to understand it fully.

Damien Broderick

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