The Enduring Legacy of Parapsychologist J.B. Rhine

Skeptics deem Rhine's famous ESP trials a bust. The record says otherwise.

One of my intellectual heroes is parapsychologist J.B. Rhine (1895-1980), who pioneered ESP card experiments at Duke University in the early 1930s. One evening, one of my kids went online to test my judgment—and found it wanting.Read the rest

Everyone (No One?) should read this New York Times Magazine article about the commodification of nothingness

Writer Kyle Chaka, author of the new book The Longing for Less: Living with Minimalism, has a stunning new companion article out in New York Times Magazine titled "How Nothingness Became Everything We Wanted." It begins with Chaka's own journey into the sensory deprivation tank trend that had begun to sweep America before the pandemic, and explores the way that Americans in particular (though not solely) have sought capitalistic solutions to the overstimulation of everyday life. — Read the rest