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POSTPONED TO A DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED - SPR STUDY DAY 79 - SATURDAY 25TH APRIL - PSI AND POST-MATERIALIST SCIENCE: THE SEARCH FOR A NEW PARADIGM

Psychical research aspires to be a science and yet appears to be incompatible with the reductionist, materialistic science which currently prevails. Indeed, however strong the evidence for psi, its reality is sometimes rejected on these very grounds. However, the old-fashioned materialistic paradigm was overthrown a century ago with the advent of relativity and quantum theory and more recent developments across a variety of academic disciplines point to a new “post-materialist” paradigm which could accommodate a host of phenomena – including consciousness – previously considered beyond the domain of science. This is the theme of the recent ground-breaking Galileo Commission Report, written by Harald Walach and initiated by the Scientific and Medical Network. This study day will bring together four people (including Harald himself) who have played a crucial role in advocating and promoting this new paradigm. The day will end with a general discussion and audience participation.
 
 

From 09:30

REGISTRATION

 

10:00 – 10:15

Chairman’s introduction

Prof. Bernard Carr

10:15 – 11:00

An invitation to look through the telescope

David Lorimer

11:00 – 11:30

TEA/COFFEE

 

11:30 – 12:30

Psi and the limitations of materialist science

  Prof. Harald Walach

12:30 – 13:00

Launch of Galileo Commission Report

 

13:00 – 14:30

LUNCH BREAK

 

14:30 – 15:15

Shaping post-materialist science

Prof. Brian Josephson

15:15 – 16.00

Spontaneous and direct After-Death Communications: Hints of a new paradigm

Evelyn Elsaesser

16:00 – 16:30

TEA/COFFEE

 

16:30 – 17:15

General discussion

 

When
25th April, 2020 10:00 AM   to   5:15 PM
Location
Society for Psychical Research HQ
SPR
1 Vernon Mews
London
W14 0RL
United Kingdom

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Office Phone: 020 7937 8984
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Attendance
Members Full Price £ 38.00
Non members Full Price £ 42.00
Members Concession £ 34.00
Non members Concession £ 38.00
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