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This book, published over 20 years ago, still stands almost alone in the field of scientists trying to understand the physical mechanisms behind consciousness, and how it shapes our world.

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MARGINS OF REALITY is nothing less than a fundamental reevaluation of how the world really works. Since the introduction of Descartes’ dualism in the seventeenth century, the mind and the physical world have been viewed as disconnected entities

MARGINS OF REALITY is nothing less than a fundamental reevaluation of how the world really works. Since the introduction of Descartes’ dualism in the seventeenth century, the mind and the physical world have been viewed as disconnected entities. Yet qualities of mind such as awareness, purposeful action, organization, design, and even decision-making are present within the structure of matter and within the dimensions of space and time. The space-time continuum of scientists generally ignores the realm of the mind, though phenomena such as imaginary numbers, used by Einstein to combine space with time, are concepts that only exist in the mind.

Robert G. Jahn, Brenda J. Dunne or any other file from Books category MARGINS OF REALITY is nothing less than a fundamental reevaluation of how the world really works.

Download Margins of Reality: The Role of Consciousness in the Physical World by Robert G. Dunne or any other file from Books category. MARGINS OF REALITY is nothing less than a fundamental reevaluation of how the world really works. Similar books and articles

MARGINS OF REALITY is nothing less than a fundamental reevaluation of how the world really works. Similar books and articles. Can Studies of Autism Teach Us About Consciousness of the Physical and the Mental? Simon Baron-Cohen - 1999 - Philosophical Explorations 2 (3):175-188. On the Nature of Anamalous Phenomena: Another Reality Between the World of Subjective Consciousness and the Objective World of Physics? Dick Bierman - 2001 - In P. Loockvane (e., The Physical Nature of Consciousness.

Consciousness and the Source of Reality. Robert G. Dunne. Quirks of the Quantum Mind. Brenda J Dunne, Robert G. Jahn.

BRENDA J. DUNNE holds degrees in psychology and the humanities, was the manager of the PEAR laboratory from its inception in 1979, and is currently President of ICRL.

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Robert George Jahn (April 1, 1930 – November 15, 2017) was an American plasma physicist, Professor of Aerospace .

Robert George Jahn (April 1, 1930 – November 15, 2017) was an American plasma physicist, Professor of Aerospace Science, and Dean of Engineering at Princeton University. He has written the book Margins of Reality: The Role of Consciousness in the Physical World (with B. J. Dunne) and Physics of Electric Propulsion, as well publications in various technical fields.

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This is a fundamental re-evaluation of the role of consciousness in the establishment of physical reality--an invitation to expand our basic way of thinking about the world. Includes photos, charts, graphs, tables and drawings.

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Gosar
This book, published over 20 years ago, still stands almost alone in the field of scientists trying to understand the physical mechanisms behind consciousness, and how it shapes our world.

What sets this book apart? For one, it's written by scientists / engineers, at Princeton, none the less. So, the main arguments and writing style won't grate on the hard-nosed science types.

The first third of the book is essentially a review of existing ideas about the role of quantum mechanics in consciousness (or vice versa?), drawing heavily from the works of the early pioneers in the field.

The middle portion of the book is a detailed explanation of experimental results on mind-machine connection. So, it's not just vague statements; agree with the data and experiments or not, they're presented in a format that's at least amenable to analysis.

The last portion of the book is the most risk, where the authors opens speculate about what all of this could mean, and dare to extend the scope of science, and even propose theories which could well turn out to be wrong. Coming from the very intellectually conservative field of academic science, it's a breath of fresh air (even if it's not quite right).

This book predates the other works in quantum-mind types of connections, such as Penrose, by almost a decade.

That said, it's certainly not a book for everyone. It's somewhat technical, but only to the extent that's necessary to be clear about the experiments. And, it's somewhat speculative, which is of course necessary to advance these sorts of ideas, which are far from being proven or generally acceptable.
Arcanescar
Only Sections 2 and 3 of this work, which factually describe the outcome of scientific experiments on mind over matter, are of interest and value. The other sections are replete with loose speculations that do not add up to any coherent picture. Quantum mechanics is discussed but not exploited into any working hypothesis of human consciousness. Instead, there is quirky attempt to formulate consciousness in terms of everyday measures such as distance, time, mass and charge. The authors have written far more than was necessary and, in doing so, may have lost the message.
Landaron
There have been many studies of and books written about the workings of the mind. What most of these studies are doing, however, is studying the physical workings of the brain. Science can now tell with great accuracy where some process is occurring within the brain but knows practically nothing about what this means. Knowing what regions of the mind `light up' when we are thinking about some subject is not the same thing as knowing how all of this becomes an image in our mind. If, as the physicist's believe, the reality that we live in is a composite of the physical and the mental then we must understand the mental side before we can hope to understand that reality. Considering the importance that modern physics now gives to consciousness understanding its nature becomes more urgent

The authors of this book studied psi phenomena at Princeton and as such are probably as qualified on this subject as anyone. Herein lies the books greatest strength and also its greatest weakness. Being Princeton scholars they write in the manner of scholars with the result that much of the book comes off as sounding like an article submitted for publication to a scientific journal. For the average reader it can be heavy going. Having said that we must admit that here is some very original scholarship on a subject that is out of the main stream of academia and, if nothing else, one has to admire their courage in having written it.

Broadly speaking the book is in three sections. The first is an examination of consciousness itself. Just what is consciousness? Many people from many cultures have tried to answer that question with, so far, no solid answers. The book looks at not only how consciousness is viewed today but also how it has been viewed by other peoples in other times. The examples given are many, varied and well thought out encompassing a wide swath of the pertinent literature. These include the Chinese I Ching, the Hindu Vedas, the Egyptian Book of the Dead and the Pentateuch of the Bible ending with the Copenhagen Interpretation, which is modern physics contribution to the subject. By assembling this rather eclectic mass of data the authors have provided a valuable base for trying to understand the paranormal. The authors have enough grasp of their subject to understand that all of these attempts to understand the minds role in life is a quest that may have no answer.

The next section deals with some of the most noteworthy of the experiments that have been carried out so that it constitutes a sort of history of the field and its findings. The main part of this section, however, is devoted to one particular experiment that the authors carried out themselves. The details of this experiment are gone into in excruciating detail. This is by far the most technical part of the book containing the most math. In beginning their experiment they do what every other researcher who has studied psi by the use of statistics does and that is to see how well test subjects can handle randomly generated data. What they, or any other researcher in this field, seems to fail to understand is that they can only reliably say that their information was randomly generated if the subject they are studying is false. For if the psi ability is real then whose to say that the mind cannot influence the outcome of a random generating machine in the same way that it is said to be able to control the roll of the dice.

The advantage of a scientifically trained mind is the ability to keep to the point and to deliver your arguments in a concise and logical manner. Recognizing that the first step in understanding anything is to give it a name and that, in this situation, any name is a metaphor the authors have picked the language of quantum mechanics for those metaphors. By so doing they have chosen a path that many people follow today for quantum mechanics is now the most popular concept in use to try an understand the nature of the paranormal. They then try to use some of the more exotic aspects of quantum theory, such as entanglement, to understand how the paranormal operates. It would seem to be a perfect fit. Entanglement involves mysterious interactions at a distance and so does the paranormal. How well they have succeeded is something that each of us will have to decide for ourselves but they make a good case. Although this book is twenty years old its contents are just as relevant as ever and, if nothing else, gives a fascinating look at the inner workings of the psychic research community.
Siralune
THE AUTHORS PROBABLY HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY BUT IT IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE

TO GET TO IT WITH ALL THE FLOWERY LANGUAGE AND BEATING AROUND THE BUSH.

IF THEY EVER LEARN TO COMMUNICATE I MAY TRY TO READ ANOTHER BOOK

WRITTEN BY THEM. HAVING A SKILL IN SCIENCE DOES NOT MEAN THERE IS

ALSO A SKILL IN BEING ABLE TO WRITE.
Margins of Reality: The Role of Consciousness in the Physical World download epub
Occult & Paranormal
Author: Robert G. Jahn
ISBN: 0151571481
Category: Religion & Spirituality
Subcategory: Occult & Paranormal
Language: English
Publisher: Thomson Learning; 1st edition (October 15, 1987)
Pages: 415 pages