SSE Talks

Interested in these topics? SSE Talks are only a small sample of the fascinating and important work being conducted by SSE members. By joining the Society, you can receive the SSE's Journal of Scientific Exploration, support the science and outreach, and participate with the society.

Click HERE to buy Meeting DVDs

2010 SSE TALKS (Boulder, CO, USA)

Daniel Sheehan Experimental Challenges to Thermodynamics
June 10, 2010 at 3:300 PM MST | D. SHEEHAN
Professor Sheehan surveys recent challanges to the second law of thermodynamics. Can it be proven violable? Will it change the future of energy? Watch this Talk.

Kenneth Rauen The Proell Effect: A Macroscopic Maxwell's Demon
June 10, 2010 at 4:15 PM MST | K. RAUEN
An examination of how the "Proell Effect" challenges the second law, and an energy device built upon this principle. Watch this Talk.

Panel SSE Forum: The Future of Energy
June 10, 2010 at 7:30 PM MST | MODDEL, RAUEN, HAISCH, SHEEHAN
Evidence and implications for vacuum energy, LENR ("cold fusion"), and thermodynamics. A one-of-a-kind discussion. Watch this Talk.

Courtney Brown 2012: Remote Viewing Climate Change
June 11, 2010 at 11:40 AM MST | C. BROWN
Eight highly trained and accurate remote viewers target the future across separate timelines, producing interesting food for thought. Watch this Talk.

Christopher Carson Smith Stock Market Prediction Using Remote Viewing
June 11, 2010 at 11:20 AM MST | C. SMITH
Can untrained volunteers use Associative Remote Viewing to predict the stock market and make money? Apparently so. Watch this Talk.

Courtney Brown Evidence of Artificiality on Mars
June 12, 2010 at 9:35 AM MST | C. BROWN
Professor Brown compares physical evidence with remote viewing evidence of artifical structures on Mars. Watch this Talk.

John Alexander The Real Story of Goats
June 11, 2010 at 11:00 AM MST | J. ALEXANDER
Col. John Alexander discusses some of the facts and fallacies surrounding the army's psychic research program, with which he was intimately involved. Watch this Talk.

Sky Nelson Macroscopic Quantum States?
June 11, 2010 at 12:00 PM MST | S. NELSON
Can we unify two current models of quantum theory into a broader picture of reality? Watch this Talk.

Eric Davis Frontiers of Propulsion Science
June 10, 2010 at 10:00 AM MST | E. DAVIS
Rocket scientists explore warp-speed, gravity control, and the potential to circumvent the light-speed limit for deep-space travel. Watch this Talk.

Richard Amoroso The Implementation of FTL 'Warp-Drive' Technologies?
June 10, 2010 at 11:05 AM MST | R. AMOROSO
New possibilities for breaking through to faster-than-light propulsion technologies. Watch this Talk.

James Woodward Mach's Principle and the Propulsion Problem
June 10, 2010 at 2:00 PM MST | J. WOODWARD
An effect of mass fluctuation that results when an object is accelerated while its internal energy is changing might overcome the energy requirements for practical space travel. Watch this Talk.

York Dobyns Advanced Propulsion and Conservation Laws
June 10, 2010 at 11:50 AM MST | Y. DOBYNS
Can we acheive non-Newtonian reactions for space travel? Princeton physicist York Dobyns explains. Watch this Talk.

Daniel Ward A Radical Change of Pace
June 10, 2010 at 2:45 PM MST | D. WARD
What adjustments to classical mechanics permit advanced propulsion and over-unity energy systems? Daniel Ward explores the question. Watch this Talk.

Richard Blasband Investigation of a Spiritist Seance Group
June 12, 2010 at 1:30 PM MST | S. BRAUDE
Dr. Braude discusses his preliminary investigation of a seance session in Germany. Watch this Talk.

Dale Graff Kundalini: A Consciousness Field Effect?
June 12, 2010 at 10:55 AM MST | D. GRAFF
Reports suggest the consistent phenomena of "kundalini" is related to psi functioning. What can phenomenology teach us about consciousness and the brain/mind problem? Watch this Talk.

Paul Smith The Paradigm Argument Against Psi
June 12, 2010 at 2:10 PM MST | P. SMITH
Dr. Smith examines the flaws of the Paradigm Argument—a non evidence-based rejection of ESP. Watch this Talk.

Paul Racette Observation Theory
June 12, 2010 at 9:5 AM MST | P. RACETTE
NASA scientist Paul Racette explores the curious world of non-linear observer effects. An intersection of mind and matter. Watch this Talk.

Peter Sturrock Evidence for a Solar Influence on Nuclear Decay Rates
June 12, 2010 at 9:15 AM MST | P. STURROCK
Stanford's Peter Sturrock relates evidence suggesting neutrino particles affect nuclear decay rates. Watch this Talk.

Richard Shoup Geomagnetic Anomalies and the 9/11 Events
June 12, 2010 at 1:50 PM MST | R. SHOUP
The case of the mysterious geomagnetic anomalies registered on September 11, 2001. Watch this Talk.

James Beichler Physics in the Dark
June 12, 2010 at 2:50 PM MST | J. BEICHLER
New discussions and theories surrounding "dark matter" physics. Can consciousness be understood in this context? Watch this Talk.

Richard Blasband Healing a Woman with Asperger’s Syndrome
June 12, 2010 at 10:35 AM MST | R. BLASBAND
Dr. Blasband presents an alternative healing technique used to treat AS. Sympoms decreased 80-90%. Watch this Talk.

Claude Swanson Torsion, the Aura and Long Range Healing
June 12, 2010 at 11:35 AM MST | C. SWANSON
MIT Physicist Claude Swanson examines notions of the human "aura," and anomalous healing. Watch this Talk.

John Maclean Is the Dissertation Process Broken?
June 12, 2010 at 3:10 PM MST | J. MACLEAN
A critical examination of the PhD dissertation process. Watch this Talk.

2009 SSE TALKS (Charlottesville, VA, USA)

Charles Emmons Framing The Scientific Search For Spirit
May 12, 2010 at 5:22 PM EST | C. EMMONS
The sociology of knowledge, in relation to the scientific investigation of paranormal questions. Watch this Talk.

Bruce Greyson Is Postmortem Survival A Scientific Hypothesis?
May 12, 2010 at 5:32 PM EST | B GREYSON
The belief that some part of human beings may survive bodily death (not as a religious question) can be operationalized in terms of empirically testable hypotheses. Watch this Talk.

Jay Gunkelman Consciousness: An Emergent Property Of Mind-Brain Interaction
May 12, 2010 at 4:00 PM EST | J. GUNKELMAN
EEG pioneer Jay Gunkelman examines slow cortical potentials and gamma activity in EEG processing, to suggest a potential domain for consciousness. Watch this Talk.

York Dobyns Making ARV Work
May 12, 2010 at 4:12 PM EST | Y. DOBYNS
Physicist York Dobyns analyzes attempts to use Associative Remote Viewing (ARV) to predict lottery numbers and the stock market. Conclusion: it can turn a profit. Watch this Talk.

Julia Beischel Mediumship Under The Microscope: Science And The Afterlife
May 12, 2010 at 5:26 PM EST | J. BEISCHEL
New research techniques are being introduced in the study of mediumship. Watch this Talk.

Bill Bengston Problems And Prospects Of Transitioning From Experimental Data To Clinical Application
May 12, 2010 at 3:50 PM EST | B. BENGSTON
Anomalous cancer remission in mice after alternative therapies (in 10 experiments in multiple labs) reveal the divide between experimental and clinical sides of healing. Watch this Talk.

Dick Blasband The Orgone Energy Accumulator And Healing Intention In The Treatment Of Cancer In Mice
May 12, 2010 at 3:27 PM EST | D. BLASBAND
In studies demonstrating anomalous healing of tumors, there are potential similarities between healing intentions and experimental devices called "orgone energy accumulators." Watch this Talk.

Courtney Brown Theory And Data In Support Of Multiple Universes And The Implications Of This To The Physical And Social Sciences
May 12, 2010 at 5:00 PM EST | C. BROWN
Remote viewer Dr. Courtney Brown discusses the possible implications of precognition to the "many worlds" theory. Watch this Talk.

Collin Campbell The China Study
May 12, 2010 at 3:00 PM EST | C. CAMPBELL
Nutritional expert Dr. Colin Campbell summarizes an enormous nutritional study that took place in China. The results: a whole food, plant-based diet seems to dramatically reduce the incidence and severity of cancer. Watch this Talk.

Peter Sturrock Enigmatic Periodicities In Nuclear Processes
May 12, 2010 at 4:44 PM EST | P. STURROCK
Observations concerning solar neutrino flux may call into question our understanding of nuclear processes. Watch this Talk.


Thomas Dykstra Disproving The Current Theory Of Insect Olfaction: Temporal Evidence
May 12, 2010 at 4:50 PM EST | T. DYKSTRA
Dr. Dykstra lays out evidence that the prevailing theory of insect olfaction is fundamentally flawed. Watch this Talk.

Luke Hendricks The Puzzle Of 8 Hertz Resonance: Is It Schumann?
May 12, 2010 at 4:02 PM EST | L. HENDRICKS
EEG (brainwave) patterns of energy healers show high amplitudes at about 8 hertz. Watch this Talk.

Karen Lesniak The Effect Of Intercessory Prayer On Wound Healing In Nonhuman Primates
May 12, 2010 at 3:00 PM EST | K. LESNIAK
Dr. Lesniak reports on her randomized, double-blind study showing improved healing rates for animals receiving intercessory prayer as opposed to control groups. Watch this Talk.

Garret Moddel Something From Nothing: An Evaluation Of Vacuum Energy Extraction Methods
May 12, 2010 at 4:00 PM EST | G. MODDEL
Most methods of extracting energy form the zero-point field have fundamental errors and cannot work, although the potential remains viable. Watch this Talk.

Stephen Parker The Patent Hurdles Faced By Companies Seeking To Protect Inventions In Emerging And/or Not Widely Accepted Sciences
May 12, 2010 at 4:34 PM EST | S. PARKER
Practical advice for the researcher and inventor on how to secure intellectual property in emerging areas, and still contribute to the common good. Watch this Talk.

Glenn Rein Homeopathy: Energetic Mechanism For Information Storage
May 12, 2010 at 4:56 PM EST | G. REIN
Can a special application of quantum electrodynamics explain the properties of water that allow for homeopathy's healing effects? A device was built to suggest it can. Watch this Talk.

Ed Sarath Improvisation And Anomalies In Music And Science
May 12, 2010 at 4:10 PM EST | E. SARATH
Professor and performance musician Ed Sarath discusses anomalous improvisation and entrainment among musicians, consciousness studies, and their potential application to music teaching and learning. Watch this Talk.

Gary Schwartz Effects Of Spiritual Energy Healing Intentions On Patterns Of Cosmic Rays
May 12, 2010 at 3:00 PM EST | G. E. SCHWARTZ & M. BOCUZZI
Special cameras might have captured unusual, high-frequency cosmic or gamma rays emitted during "energy healing" sessions. ANOVA reveals high statistical significance. Watch this Talk.

Robert Waggoner Lucid Dreaming’s Potential For The Science Of Parapsychology
May 12, 2010 at 4:04 PM EST | R. WAGGONER
Lucid dreaming might be a platform for the study of parapsychological phenomena, such as precognition or telepathy. Watch this Talk.

Garret Yount Infrasonic Component Of Qigong: Potential For Integration With Oncology
May 12, 2010 at 3:00 PM EST | G. YOUNT
Can the effects of Qigong treatment be mimicked with infrasound? Dr. Yount suggests it can, and with possible applications to cancer treatment. Watch this Talk.


2008 SSE TALKS (Boulder, CO, USA)

Beverly Rubik Does Gamma Brain Wave Emission Correlate with Higher Consciousness?
Jul 29, 2009 at 10:35 PM EST | B. Rubik
Gamma emission (40 Hz brainwaves) are present in the frontal lobes of people of "higher consciousness." Neurofeedback was used to train non-advanced meditators to emit gamma brainwaves, resulting in similiar subjective reports of "higher consciousness." Watch this Talk.

Paul Hellyer Will It Be Star Wars or Star Dreams?
Jul 26, 2009 at 9:11 PM EST | P.Hellyer
Former Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Paul Hellyer examines hypothetical relationships between governments and exterrestrial intelligence, which might result in the best benefits for humanity. Watch this Talk.

York Dobyns Protein Semiconductors in Relation to Insect Olfaction
Jul 29, 2009 at 11:28 PM EST | T. M. Dykstra
Thomas Dyktra's body of evidence suggests that insect sensillae (scent organs) are more like "vibrational" antennae than chemical receptors. Watch this Talk.

Henry Bauer Straightforward and Obvious Disproof of HIV/AIDS Theory
Jul 27, 2009 at 3:00 AM EST | H. Bauer
Henry Bauer summarizes certain evidence that HIV does not cause AIDS. Watch this Talk.

Bernhard Haisch Quantum Mechanics and Consciousness: A New Measurement
Jul 29, 2009 at 11:00 PM EST | B. Haisch
Features of quantum mechanics suggest that, rather than passively observing it, our minds create reality. Watch this Talk.

Roger Nelson The Global Consciousness Project: Findings in the Event Experiment
Jul 27, 2009 at 2:43 AM EST | R. Nelson
Roger Nelson compares 250 world events against the CGP 10-year database, determining that events engaging the attention of millions of people have a stronger influence on a global network of random event generators (REGs) than do events engaging fewer people. Watch this Talk.

Paul Smith Why ESP is Consciousness' Only Hope
Jul 26, 2009 at 10:35 PM EST | P. Smith
Paul Smith makes the case that psi phenomena do not support a strictly physical notion of consciousness. Watch this Talk.

Maria Syldonna Higher States of Consciousness Beyond Space and Time: A Comparative Perspective from Eastern Cosmologies and Western Science
Jul 26, 2009 at 9:56 PM EST | M. Syldona
Maria Syldona, Ph.D, discusses some similarities between the theories of Western empirical science and the cosmology of the eastern tradition of Kashmir Shaivism. Watch this Talk.

Robert Jahn Random Robot Redux: Replications and Reflections
Jul 27, 2009 at 2:29 PM EST | R. G. Jahn
Robert Jahn, former Dean of Engineering at Princeton University and director of the PEAR laboratory, reflects on the lessons of a small experiment involving conscious intent and a randomly-driven mechanical robot. Watch this Talk.

Kenny Arnette Philosophical Substance Abuse: Distorting Descartes and Dismissing Dualism
Jul 29, 2009 at 11:15 PM EST | J. K. Arnette
Kenny Arnette explores relationships between modern science and Descartes' original picture of the non-physical mind. Watch this Talk.

Charles Emmons Phenomenological and Objective Methods in Consciousness Research: The Case of Spirit Mediumship
Jul 29, 2009 at 11:47 PM EST | C. F. Emmons
Dr. Emmons examines methods of parapsychological research including phenomenology, objectivism, and the role of the researcher. Watch this Talk.

Garret Moddel Can You Still Win Yesterday’s Lottery? or Retrocausation: Is it Compatible with Known Physics?
Apr 17, 2009 at 3:34 PM EST | G. Moddel
Professor Garret Moddel discusses the possibility that retrocausation (the present affecting the past), as demonstrated in retro-psychokinesis experiments, may not be incompatible with known physical theory. Watch this Talk.

Joie P. Jones The Imaging of Acupuncture Points and the Characterization of Signal Pathways Using fMRI and Quantitative Ultrasonic Methods
Apr 09, 2009 at 4:39 PM EST | J. P. Jones
Professor and NIH director Joie P. Jones discusses an on-going project that utilizes computer imaging to map acupuncture meridians and their physiological pathways in the body. Watch this Talk.

Robert M. Wood Evaluation of Two Original-paper 'Leaked' UFO Documents
Apr 16, 2009 at 10:31 PM EST | R. M. Wood
Aeronautical engineer Dr. Robert Wood evaluates two famous 'leaked' documents pertaining to UFOs: "An Encyclopedia of Flying Saucers," and "The Burned Document." Watch this Talk.

Glen Rein Water Memory: Carrier of Conscious Intention
Apr 17, 2009 at 3:34 PM EST | G. Rein
Dr. Glen Rein discusses 'water memory' (the "imprinting" of water with conscious intention), and the results of his study suggesting that specific conscious intentions can produce polarity-specific biological effects. Watch this Talk.

Peter Moddel Intent and the Process of Becoming Conscious: A Phenomenological View
Apr 16, 2009 at 4:40 PM EST | P. Moddel
Peter Moddel argues that, although it seems reasonable to assume the world exists independently of our witnessing it, there is reason to suggest the contrary. Concept creation is how we bring things to consciousness and think about them. But concepts are formed in the mind and therefore all we know about the world is, to some degree, a mind creation. Watch this Talk.

Dale E. Graff Exploring the Boundaries of Perception
Apr 16, 2009 at 4:07 PM EST | D. E. Graff
Engineer and former Stargate remote viewer Dale Graff examines common elements of a range of unusual experiences that may provide insight into modes of human perception, and dualities of sensing and knowing. Watch this Talk.

Jerome Clark 2008 Dinsdale Award Lecture (Subjectivity and Anomalous Experiences)
Apr 16, 2009 at 12:18 AM EST | J. Clark
Prolific UFO researcher Jerome Clark discusses the reference frames from which we approach the experience of phenomena outside of consensus reality. Watch this Talk.

Todd Richards Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Electroencephalographic Evidence of Correlated Brain Signals Between Physically and Sensory Isolated Subjects
Apr 16, 2009 at 12:32 AM EST | T. Richards
Dr. Todd Richards reports on studies showing the existence of anomalous correlated brain signals in pairs of physically and sensory isolated humans - namely that instructions to a healer to make an intentional connection with a sensory isolated person can be correlated to changes in brain function of that individual. Watch this Talk.

Gary E. Schwartz Effects of Distant Group Intention on Seedling Growth
Apr 09, 2009 at 4:39 PM EST | G. E. Schwartz
Gary E. Schwartz, Ph.D., discusses the effect of focused group thoughts on the development of seedlings, in recent research carried out with Lynne McTaggart, Mark Boccuzzi, and Melinda Connor. Watch this Talk.

York Dobyns Invisible Rocketry: How to Produce an Apparently Reactionless Drive without Violating Newton's Third Law
Apr 08, 2009 at 11:00 AM EST | Y. Dobyns
Princeton physicist York Dobyns explores a potential thrust mechanism for interstellar travel, based on proton-antiproton reactions. Watch thisTalk.

Claude Swanson The Common Elements of Parapsychology and UFO Experiences: Lessons for Physics
Apr 08, 2009 at 11:00 AM EST | C. Swanson
Physicist and NSF fellow Claude Swanson examines the evidence supporting a range of anomalous phenomena, from UFOs to parapsychology, and discusses their potential implications to physical theory. Watch this Talk.

Stoyan Sarg Gravito-inertial Propulsion Effect Predicted by the BSM - Supergravitation Unified Theory
Apr 05, 2009 at 7:30 AM EST | S. Sarg
Stoyan Sarg discusses how the BSM-SG theory predicts that proper modulation of the physical vacuum can reduce the gravito-inertial mass of a spacecraft, resulting in a new propulsion mechanism with features similar to that of UFOs. Watch this Talk.

Cam Danielson An Investigation into Repeated Exposure to Hemi-Sync® Technology in Controlled Workshop Environments
Apr 17, 2009 at 3:49 PM EST | C. Danielson
Experiements suggest signicant reports of heightened subjective focus and well-being as a result of binaural beats. Watch this Talk.

Richard Shoup The Constants, Reductionism, and the Origins of Space and Time
May 09, 2009 at 8:00 PM EST | R. Shoup
At least six apparently independent physical constants seem to be finely tuned to allow evolution of complex and intelligent life in our universe, the potential origins and implications of which are discussed in this talk by Richard Shoup. Watch this Talk.

Dean Radin Gazing at the Mind's Eye
May 09, 2009 at 4:19 PM EST | D. Radin
In one experiment, Dean Radin tests if the "mind's eye" can "see" the future. In another, subjects are asked to use their "mind's eye" to perceive a beam of photons in a distant, light-tight optical apparatus. Both experiments provide intriguing glimpses of the role of the human mind in weaving the fabric of reality. Watch this Talk.

Joie P. Jones Pranic Healing and Cells
May 09, 2009 at 5:01 PM EST | J. P. Jones
Professor and NIH director Joie P. Jones discusses A long-term study showed that pranic healing techniques (believed by practitioners to be "Qi or life-force energy") significantly enhanced the survival rate of cells subjected to radiation. Watch this Talk.

 

 

SSE OUTREACH AND MEMBERSHIP

  • Professional membership
  • Quarterly, peer-reviewed
    Journal of Scientific Exploration
  • Reduced annual meeting fees
  • EdgeScience Magazine subscription
  • Explorer Newsletter
  • Networking and Collaboration
  • Support cutting-edge research
    & open-minded science
  • Join SSE



     

    Research

    Share

    Members


    Sign up to get EdgeScience Magazine!