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Friday, December 14, 2007

Notes toward a General Theory of Paranormal Phenomena Posted

Notes toward a General Theory of Paranormal Phenomena expounds an idea that's been evolving in my mind since the 1990s. The document has been a work in progress since 2006: linked to from various places deep within the site and from the occasional posting in this chronicle, but not deemed ready for a top-level listing in the navigation tree. I've finally decided that, with some revisions and additions, it's converged reasonably well toward my take on the topic. In any case, I can't think of anything to add to the document in its present state which would make it more comprehensive or comprehensible. So, as with innumerable software projects and a recent history book, it's time to exclaim “Ship it!” and loose it upon the world, reflexively cringing in anticipation of the response from the relentlessly (and admirably) rational and punctilious audience who frequent this site.

In this edition I've added an item to the “Applications” section which describes how placebos, homeopathy, and faith healing might work within this “multiverse navigation” model.

Posted at December 14, 2007 22:10