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Letter from Michael Roll to The Royal Society, April 26, 2002

The Executive Secretary
The Royal Society
6 Carlton House Terrace
London SW1Y 5AG

26th April 2002

Dear Sir,

Please find enclosed letter from The Royal Society dated 9th July 1984. You will see that your Dr. R.W.J. Keay says that linking the subject of survival after death with the scientific discipline of subatomic physics is "outside the expertise of The Royal Society. The Society for Psychical Research would seem more appropriate."

Unfortunately those who control the SPR have totally ignored everything I have sent them since 1984. This culminated in the official rejection of my paper by Professor Bernard Carr and his committee, which included Dr. Susan Blackmore. This paper was prepared for the 1999 International Conference of the Society for Psychical Research - to be found on my website:

The SPR committee also officially rejected the paper that had been submitted by the scientist Ronald Pearson. This in spite of the fact that Pearson's papers linking survival and subatomic physics had already been peer-refereed and published by physicists in Russia and the USA.

I see that Professor Bernard Carr, the President of the SPR, has been booked to speak at The Royal Society on 9th May. May those of us who have started from the base that Sir William Crookes and Sir Oliver Lodge were correct in their conclusions be permitted to balance the thoughts of Prof. Carr and the hierarchy of the SPR?

Yours faithfully

Michael Roll

Related material on this site:

A Rational Scientific Explanation for So-called Psychic Phenomena - by Michael Roll

"Consciousness as a Sub-quantum Phenomenon" - Ronald Pearson's paper

Published in the journal Frontier Perspectives, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA. Volume 6. No. 2, Spring/Summer 1997 (pp70-78). ISSN: 1062-4767

SPR President Responds - Letter from Bernard Carr, written on March 17, 2001, on the subject of censorship and the Society for Psychical Research.

A Critique of Susan Blackmore's Dying to Live and her Dying Brain Hypothesis - an article by Greg Stone