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Princeton ESP Lab to close,

micronicos (344307) writes | more than 7 years ago

Education

Nico M writes "NY Times ( http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/10/science/10prince ton.html ), on the imminent closure of one of the most controversial ivy league research units ... "Over almost three decades, a small laboratory at Princeton University managed to embarrass university administrators, outrage Nobel laureates, entice the support of philanthropists and make headlines around the world with its efforts to prove that thoughts can alter the course of events. The laboratory has conducted studies on extrasensory perception and telekinesis from its cramped quarters in the basement of the university's engineering building since 1979. Its equipment is aging, its finances dwindling. "For 28 years, we've done what we wanted to do, and there's no reason to stay and generate more of the same data," said the laboratory's founder, Robert G. Jahn, 76, former dean of Princeton's engineering school and an emeritus professor. "If people don't believe us after all the results we've produced, then they never will."". We note that Professor Jahn is also a Vice President of The Society for Scientific Exploration and appropriately this page ( http://www.scientificexploration.org/council.php ) was updated on Monday, December 18, 2007!"

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