Posted: Feb 15, 2013 12:08 pm
by tolman
ersby wrote:The evidence for psi in the ganzfeld is largely reliant on meta-anlyses of past data, not on a large confirmatory study. In this sense, at least, it does not correspond to the "scientific criteria". But, yes, there is a big taboo against investigating psi.

Would there be much of a 'taboo' if it was being independently funded and done under scrupulously rigorous conditions where results couldn't easily be [rationally] dismissed whether positive or negative?

I could see there might be a resistance to using public money for work which seems likely to largely replicate past studies with results of limited value.