Today's post on my Psychology Today blog, "Mysteries of Consciousness," explores a question that has bothered skeptical philosophers for centuries, if not millenia: How do we know that life is not just a dream? I argue that this is not just an idle question and that the answer to it stands to have important empirical… Continue reading Is Life a Dream?
Those of you who are particularly interested in the scientific and philosophical underpinnings of my research into coincidences and consciousness may also want to follow my new Psychology Today blog, "Mysteries of Consciousness." My first post, yesterday, was called "What If Consciousness Comes First?" and discusses how finding an adequate explanation for the way the… Continue reading Introducing my Psychology Today blog: “Mysteries of Consciousness”
Have you ever wished your doctor or therapist could just read your mind? So you wouldn't have to go to all the trouble of trying to explain your symptoms, your medical history, your emotionally traumatic past, or your uncomfortable, distressing present? No doubt that's what has brought many of Dr. Mary Helen Hensley's clients to… Continue reading A doctor who washes the windows of the soul
The fact that there are 7 billion people in this world means that some pretty mind-boggling coincidences are likely to happen to a lot of people just by chance. But does that mean that chance is necessarily the best explanation for ALL the coincidences and synchronicities we experience? It doesn't. I explain why in a… Continue reading How Skeptics Misapply the Law of Truly Large Numbers
I had a great conversation this morning with Dr. Bernie Beitman on his Connecting with Coincidence radio show. Beitman is one of the few other academics out there who actively research coincidence and synchronicity, and it was delightful talking to him about my book The Source and Significance of Coincidences and exchanging ideas about what… Continue reading My interview on Connecting with Coincidence with Dr. Bernie Beitman
On Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 10am EDT (9am CDT), I'll be live on B-NOW radio with Jeanie Brosius King, talking about The Source and Significance of Coincidences. The call-in number, if you'd like to ask questions during the show, is (323) 642-1137. And you can always listen after the fact by following the same… Continue reading Live radio interview July 3, 2019: B-NOW