ESP

EPISODE 30: Mad (Cool) Scientists

Nobel laureates totally dig the paranormal!! Ok maybe just a few of them do…but still. 

We talk about Francis Crick’s love of panspermia, Charles Richet’s devotion to extrasensory perception, and Ray Kurzweil’s tech predictions and commitment to immortality. Also we are going on vacation for two weeks, so don’t cry (too much).

As always, keep the emails coming!

stories@zeropercentscared.com

 

References:
Directed Panspermia

Missing Molybdenum

Speigleman’s monster

Venter institute

Planet Simulator

Charles Richet, Sarah’s psi hero

Ectoplasm

Ray Kurzweil on what the future holds next!

2029: Singularity Year – Neil DeGrasse Tyson & Ray Kurzweil

Ramez Naam Nexus Trilogy series

Silicon Valley’s quest to live forever

John Carreyrou, Bad Blood: Secrets of a Silicon Valley startup

 

 

EPISODE 20: Tarot, like Carrot

We all know by now that Dr. Kelly loves a good tarot card reading. And being a “gifted psychic”, she can tell you that your future holds a lighthearted overview of tarot cards AND a heated fight about statistics.  Oh and also, you’re all going to have a super awesome life. Promise. The cards told her. 

Email us! stories@zeropercentscared.com

References

p-values and statistics! 

Wasserstein RL, Schrim AL, Lazar, NA.Moving to a World Beyond “p<0.05”. The American Statistician (2019)

Amrhein V, Greenland S, McShane B. Scientists rise up against statistical significance. Nature (2019)

Precognition Science  

Bem D et al., Feeling the future: A meta-analysis of 90 experiments on the anomalous anticipation of random future events F1000 Research (2015)

Engber D.Daryl Bem Proved ESP Is Real. Slate (2017)

Ritchie SJ, Wiseman R and French CC.Failing the Future: Three Unsuccessful Attempts to Replicate Bem’s ‘Retroactive Facilitation of Recall’ Effect. PlosONE (2012)

French C. Precognition studies and the curse of the failed replications. The Guardian (2012)

Rouder JN and Morey RD.A Bayes factor meta-analysis of Bem’s ESP claim. Psychon Bull Rev (2011)

Rabeyron, T,Retro-priming, priming, and double testing: psi and replication in a test–retest design

Predicting the unpredictable: critical analysis and practical implications of predictive anticipatory activity

Science Tarot Cards