Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The PEAR project

A science based on the concept of information was the launching pad of studies at Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research, a project created in a laboratory at Princeton University in 1979, sponsored by the engineer Robert Jahn.

The project has had (and still) intended to show how there is actually a poorly defined border between the subjective properties (in this case their own thoughts) and the objective (measurable quantity) of reality, taking care to reinforce in quantifiable The idea that consciousness is somehow able to proactively intervene in the physical world.

In particular, its goal was to observe whether the human will could have some influence on some engineering devices that produce random binary output (such devices were called REG, which stands for Random Events Generator).

These units were established in order to exploit the physical interactions between microscopic particles in a semiconductor junction, so that the machine emits a series of positive and negative pulses, suitable for statistical computing. They were also provided with safety devices, designed to ensure that the normal pattern of responses produced strictly random distribution of which tended to conform and to obtain an average between the two events.

 The idea was then to detect what would happen if the parties "wish to" simply produce a variation from the statistical average in favor of one of the first two events (the first, called the High Intention, HI), then the other (the second , or Low Intention, LO) and then without showing any intention (Baseline, BL).
In collaboration with Brenda Dunne, a psychologist, the data were collected over 12 years of experiments (about two and a half million tests), published in the Journal of Scientific Exploration. The results showed that:

▪ 52% of all the evidence had resulted in a shift of the data generator to the desired direction, and that about two-thirds of participants (more than a hundred) could affect its performance. The deviation from the average probability was totaled 3.81;

▪ there were gender differences obtained in going abnormal REG. In particular, both men and women obtained a greater success rate in HI than in LO, but the latter produced the most significant deviations from the mean even if not always in the desired direction;

▪ In a variant of the experiment was used a REG "mobile", which became the single point of contact for a group of breast chicks immediately after hatching, even in this case the movement of machinery showed an anomalous trend, moving more often to chicks than was provided by its automatic calibration;

▪ approximately the same results were obtained at any distance you find the participant from the device (from a few meters to several kilometers), the same was observed when the experiment of volition happen before or after the machine actually generates the data;

▪ the use of devices designed to increase awareness of participants to the results produced (using the attractive images that functioned as a reinforcer, and giving them feedback TREND product), leading to a decrease of the results, use the same images as feedback, but on the events associated with the binary REG showed abnormal peaks in the results of figures deliberately aimed at the unconscious (symbols, archetypal mystical or effigies etc..)

▪ participation in the experiment of pairs of people bound together by a loving relationship, the deviation increased many times compared to single individuals.

Then Roger Nelson devised a new project.
Using portable REG devices (called Field-REG), analyzed the data obtained when taken simply to group meetings involving, such as conventions, religious meetings, meetings of special interest. The results showed that the data deviated significantly from the average during times of greater transportation.

Dean Radin decided to observe whether significant events of our time would influence the performance of some field-REG around the world. The project, called the Noosphere, brought to light once again the positive results, suggesting that a sort of collective consciousness produced some effect on the environment.

The same conclusion reached by the numerous sociological studies of the MUM (Maharishi University of Management).

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