Ronald D. Pearson B.Sc. (Hons)

Pearson began his professional career by inventing a new kind of engine he called a "Gas Wave Turbine" which he subsequently developed to the demonstration stage. Became a research officer at NGTE working on jet engines. Spent the latter half of his career as a university lecturer in mechanical engineering, specialising in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. He switched to physics after retirement.

Is the Society for Psychical Research Serious About Being Even-Handed?

 - Ronald Pearson -

Summary of paper, "Consciousness as a sub-quantum phenomenon"


          Two major problems in cosmology are addressed and solutions given. One is the result of the failure of theorists to find a way of switching off the explosive "big bang" of creation they postulate. The continuing explosion is then called the problem of the "cosmological constant" pushing the galaxies apart at absurdly high rates. The other is the failure of all attempts to reconcile Einstein's theory of gravity called, "general relativity" with the other so-called, "pillar of 20th century achievement - quantum theory. The latter deals with the small-scale mechanics of the atom.


The solution published in "Frontier Perspectives" showed that a background medium needs to exist built of two kinds of energy: positive and negative. The negative kind is defined as having the force needed to accelerate an object pointing opposite the direction of motion it produces, instead of in the same direction as in the case of positive energy. This idea is not new but the way it is applied is novel. Primary particles of these two kinds are shown to self create by collision and also mutually annihilate to form a filamentous background structure appearing very like the neural network of the brain. It evolves an immortal conscious intelligence but all it can do is to produce waves rather like the brainwaves we record. It uses these waves to generate the illusion of matter out of itself and at the same time the same waves produce long range density gradients. These produce the force of gravity and mathematical analysis matches the predictions of Einstein's relativity theories. The latter need therefore to be abandoned: nobody is ever going to reconcile them with quantum theory because no background medium can coexist with relativity.


However, the new approach suggests that human minds could be partitioned-off fractions of the background, "ietheric mind" and so could be immortal. Most other psi or paranormal phenomena can also be shown to fit in nicely with the new solution.




Ms Lyn G. De Swarte 

Editor of Psychic News

Clock Cottage




CM24 8UD


Dear Ms De Swarte,


Professor Bernard Carr, to his credit, seems to be doing his best to maintain a balance between conflicting factions of the Society for Psychical Research. The scepticism of some members is so strong as to be totally obstructive and has to be set against that of members looking for explanations of psi as real phenomena. However, he makes one statement in his reply in PN dated March 17 which needs a response: it shows some proof is needed that the SPR really is attempting to be even-handed. Action speaks louder than words.


He states that the journal of the SPR (of which he is President) is not appropriate for cosmological issues "even if they do have implications for psi". This seems to indicate his intention of keeping quantum physics and psychic matters in separate boxes so that they cannot influence one another. This has been the attitude of mainline physicists all along and is an anathema to us.


Most physicists fear the paranormal. The very prominent physicist, Professor Stephen Weinberg, for example, said on TV that if Professor Jahn of Princeton University proved psychokinesis true, by the experiments he was doing, it would discredit all science from Newton onwards. He then used this to justify Jahn's demotion from Dean to Associate. This illustrates the prevailing attitude: one which will discredit science right across the board if no change appears very soon.


Theorists are searching for a 'Theory of Everything' and yet deliberately ignore the major factor: that psi phenomena suggest that something else must exist behind the universe of matter. The paper which is our main bone of contention, one that the SPR refused to consider, showed that solutions to two outstanding problems in cosmology appeared in a manner which brought psi phenomena within the compass of physics. It also showed consciousness could be immortal since mind appeared as part of a background structure.


Mainline physicists insist that mind is mere brain function and dies with the brain.


Since then the SPR has published its exciting and comprehensive 'Scole Report'. This provides scientifically validated evidence that consciousness survives death. The SPR therefore needs to back this up by looking for a quantum compatible theoretical explanation.


I submit, therefore, that for progress to be ensured it is essential that cosmology be integrated with the research the SPR is already pursuing. The SPR refused my paper on grounds that it needed to first appear in a scientific journal because the expertise needed for its assessment did not exist within the SPR. This condition is now satisfied since the paper has been fully peer reviewed and published in the Spring/Summer 1997 issue of 'Frontier Perspectives' under the title, 'Consciousness as a Sub-Quantum Phenomenon'. Is the SPR now prepared to prove its claim of having no corporate policy by publication of this approach?


Ronald Pearson


* Please note that the ISS does not necessarily endorse the views above. They are merely presented for the reader to consider.



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