scientific Studies

Anomalistic Psychology, Quantum Theory, Environmental, Biological and the like.
How science and the paranormal interact.

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Please, Don’t Appeal to Quantum Mechanics to Propagate Your Pseudoscience

Posted by Atticus & Stuart Robbins on Thursday, November 25, 2010, In : Quantum 

RiPA mentions and uses the term "Quantum" in quite a bit of their work, Be it Q-Physics, Q-Theory, Q-Mechanics you may have seen it on site.
Unfortunately, many other paranormal orientated groups use this claim too. but alas, many use it just to make them appear more "sciency".
This is becoming more and more common.
Stuart Robbins picks up the point and explains how the effect of misuse of the word can be detrimental to the user.

There is no formal logical fallacy that I know of called “Appeal ...


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Does Quantum Mechanics F**k Your Mind Up?

Posted by Atticus on Thursday, September 10, 2009, In : Quantum 

For all we know we may live in a world in which windows un-break and cold cups of coffee spontaneously heat up, we just don't remember.
The explanation is quantum entanglement.

Of course it is! and with the help of freelance journalist, Michael Slezak, RiPA will help shed a bit more light on this.

Imagine if a cold cup of coffee spontaneously heated up as you watched. Or a cracked pane of glass suddenly un-broke. According to physicist Lorenzo Maccone at the Massachusetts Institute of Technolog...


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Quantum Mechanics - An introduction

Posted by Atticus on Friday, September 4, 2009, In : Quantum 

RiPA brings in quantum theory as part of their investigation process into paranormal phenomenon. But quite often, people tend to shun the subject and try and find the nearest corner to hide in for the mere mention of Quantum seems to scare them. So here Im going to try and simplify the basics in order to make it a bit more friendly.

In day to day life, we intuitively understand how the world works. Drop a glass and it will smash to the floor. Push a wagon and it will roll along. Walk to a wall...


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