Outside the Gates of Science by Damien Broderick
Why It's Time for the Paranormal to Come in from the Cold

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The paranormal — phenomena "beyond the normal,” manifested by apparent experiences of telepathy, remote viewing, psychokinesis, and precognition, or the prediction of future events — has been comfortably dismissed as fiction by many reasonable folk. But as 21st-century science explores the world of quantum mechanics — where one particle can be in many places at the same time — what has seemed impossible becomes just another part of our strange universe.
Award-winning author Damien Broderick, investigates possible relationships between parapsychology, evolutionary biology, and quantum (and other) physics. Here is a serious but popular treatment of paranormal claims and current attempts to explain them. Broderick has been in direct contact with many of the major players in this curious realm, including the scientific director of the long-classified U.S. government-supported study known under various codenames and, as Star Gate, closed in 1995 by the CIA. But the research continues, now privately funded.
Can we predict the future? Read other minds? Outside the Gates of Science suggests we just might be able to do so.

About Damien Broderick

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Damien Broderick is an internationally respected writer, critic and theorist, and holds a multidisciplinary Ph.D. in the comparative semiotics of science and literature. Currently living in Texas, he is a Senior Fellow in the Department of English, Melbourne University, Australia.
Published May 10, 2007 by Thunder's Mouth Press. 368 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Science & Math.

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Australian science-fiction novelist and critic Broderick (Godplayers, 2005, etc.) tries to reconcile psychic phenomena with known science.

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Broderick, best known as a science-fiction writer, returns to nonfiction (after 2001's The Spike) to evaluate various research programs investigating ""psi phenomena."" Divided into two branches, psi phenomena cover anomalous cognition, which includes telepathy, remote viewing and other forms of ...

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The latest book by Cosmos fiction editor, Damien Broderick, is a scrupulous study of parapsychology and the alleged phenomena commonly grouped as 'psi': paranormal links between individuals and the external world, including other people.

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