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filthy
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Posted - 02/10/2007 :  07:48:43  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
Or not...
quote:
A Princeton Lab on ESP Plans to Close Its Doors
By BENEDICT CAREY
PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 6 — Over almost three decades, a small laboratory at Princeton University managed to embarrass university administrators, outrage Nobel laureates, entice the support of philanthropists and make headlines around the world with its efforts to prove that thoughts can alter the course of events.

But at the end of the month, the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research laboratory, or PEAR, will close, not because of controversy but because, its founder says, it is time.

The laboratory has conducted studies on extrasensory perception and telekinesis from its cramped quarters in the basement of the university's engineering building since 1979. Its equipment is aging, its finances dwindling.

“For 28 years, we've done what we wanted to do, and there's no reason to stay and generate more of the same data,” said the laboratory's founder, Robert G. Jahn, 76, former dean of Princeton's engineering school and an emeritus professor. “If people don't believe us after all the results we've produced, then they never will.”

Princeton made no official comment.


I've no doubt that PEAR will be back in one form or another. Too many psi-bats relyed upon them to give them that most insidious of all mindsets:

Hope....

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Posted - 02/10/2007 :  22:59:16   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Ghost_Skeptic a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by filthy

Or not...
quote:
A Princeton Lab on ESP Plans to Close Its Doors
By BENEDICT CAREY
PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 6 — Over almost three decades, a small laboratory at Princeton University managed to embarrass university administrators, outrage Nobel laureates, entice the support of philanthropists and make headlines around the world with its efforts to prove that thoughts can alter the course of events.

But at the end of the month, the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research laboratory, or PEAR, will close, not because of controversy but because, its founder says, it is time.

The laboratory has conducted studies on extrasensory perception and telekinesis from its cramped quarters in the basement of the university's engineering building since 1979. Its equipment is aging, its finances dwindling.

“For 28 years, we've done what we wanted to do, and there's no reason to stay and generate more of the same data,” said the laboratory's founder, Robert G. Jahn, 76, former dean of Princeton's engineering school and an emeritus professor. “If people don't believe us after all the results we've produced, then they never will.”

Princeton made no official comment.


I've no doubt that PEAR will be back in one form or another. Too many psi-bats relyed upon them to give them that most insidious of all mindsets:

Hope....



quote:
2 or 3 flips out of 10,000

Now thats statistically significant

They initially got funding from McDonnell - not suprising, he was a class 1 woo head.

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