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Intuition: Precognition - Information from the Future

Replication Studies by the PEAR Group at Princeton University

Connections Through Time,   Issue 3: April - June 1999

QUESTION: Why does the universe permit information to be retrieved from the future?

ANSWER: Why not.       Scientific research has demonstrated that information about the future can be shared with the present.   A brief overview of earlier work, was presented here.

Independent confirmational studies were critical for demonstrating the reality of precognition.   The Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) group, one of Princeton University's engineering groups, conducted a series of such studies.   Robert Jahn established PEAR in 1979 when he was the Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University.   Since that time, this group has been working to better understand "the role of consciousness in the establishment of physical reality."   Their results confirm that 20 years ago many of the phenomena that were referred to as "anomalies" are a normal part of the way the universe operates.

PEAR has duplicated the initial SRI Remote Viewing experiments including successful predictions of target sites before they were randomly chosen, i.e. precognition.   PEAR calls their work "Remote Perception" and they showed probabilities against chance ranging from 1 out of a million to 1 out of a trillion.   Details are here.   An abstract of the precognitive work concludes that "Overall results are unlikely by chance to the order of 10-10."

Their conclusion concerning replication, using their experimental database, follows from a paper entitled, "Precognitive Remote Perception: Replication of Remote Viewing":
Thus, these databases, comprising one of the largest accumulations of relevant experiments performed under consistent and well controlled experimental protocos, have already provided robust evidence that the findings in the SRI/SAIC Remote Viewing experiments can be replicated in independent, but essentially similar designs.

Human consciousness (and the more subtle subconscious) has capabilities far greater than previously imagined by science.   Science has now shown this capability and is very uncertain on how to proceed.   Here is a quote from Science of the Subjective by Robert G. Jahn and Brenda J. Dunne of PEAR:
It is not unfounded, therefore, to hope that the same exquisite consciousness that has so brilliantly conceived and refined its science of the objective, and that has at the same time so fully experienced and celebrated the subjective dimensions of its life, can now finally integrate these complementary perspectives into a super-science of the whole, wherein consciousness will stand as full partner with its cosmos in the establishment of reality.

Printed References

Precognitive Remote Perception: Replication of Remote Viewing.   R.D. Nelson, B. J. Dunne, Y. H. Dobyns, and R. G. Jahn, Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 10, No 1, 1996

The Persistent Paradox of Psychic Phenomena: An Engineering Perspective. Proceedings IEEE, 70, No.2, pp.136-170, PEAR, 1982. How to Order IEEE Members & Individuals Phone:1(800)678-IEEE [4333] (toll-free, USA and Canada only) or 1(732)981-0060 Fax: 1(732)981-9667 E-mail: Please have your IEEE member/customer number, and credit card information ready. Order Form for IEEE Members & Individuals

Precognitive Remote Perception, III: Complete Binary Database with Analytical Refinements.   B. J. Dunne, Y. H. Dobyns, and S. M. Intner, PEAR Tech. Report 89002, August 1989 (102 pages).

Precognitive Remote Perception.   B. J. Dunne, R. G. Jahn, and R. D. Nelson, PEAR Tech. Report 83003, August 1983 (81 pages).

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