Psychics are scum?
Well, did you know that most of us in the United States owe our childhood happiness and education to the writer, Upton Sinclair, who in 1906 wrote "The Jungle" about child labor in the United States. This book encouraged a horrified public to vote to enact laws preventing children from working in industry, instead requiring them to go to school, which was to be paid for with public funds. If you were educated in the 20th or 21st century in a public school system - Upton Sinclair is the man to thank.
So, what does this have to do with Psychics?
Upton Sinclair was also heavily involved in scientific research of verifiable psychic phenomena experiences with his wife, Mary Craig Kimbrough, a naturally gifted remote viewer. One of his books, Mental Radio, includes a preface by Albert Einstein which reads as follows:
"I have read the book of Upton Sinclair with great interest and am convinced that the same deserves the utmost consideration, not only of the laity, but also by the parapsychologists profession. The results of the telepathic experiments are carefully and plainly set forth in this book and stand surely far beyond those which a nature investigator holds to be thinkable. On the other hand, it is out of the question in the case of so conscientious an observer and writer as Upton Sinclair that he is carrying on a conscious deception of the reading world; his good faith and dependability are not to be doubted...."
Whether or not Albert Einstein was in truth a skeptical inquirer as many in skeptical community have suggested, he was still willing to stake his own reputation on the honesty and reliability of Upton Sinclair and his research methods into, and experiences of, psychic phenomena.
Ben Radford makes an interesting hypothesis/prediction!
To test it, I have asked an experienced Cognitive Psychology researcher to help turn my portion of the article, which was initially written only as light entertainment, into a psychology experiment and research paper including a thorough statistical analysis.
A preliminary working paper will be made available to the Alibi readers this month.
Who says psychics don't like science?