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E-mail from Michael Roll to B D Josephson, February 24, 2003

Brian D Josephson is Professor of Physics at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1973.


I hope you are right and the "psi supporters" at Edinburgh University now pluck up the courage to come out in the open and back Parnia and Fenwick. A separate mind and brain, just about the greatest scientific heresy in the history of scientific endeavour.

Look at the stick you received on BBC Radio 4 in October 2001 from Professor Nicholas Humphrey. Another person who has received money from the Perrott-Warrick Scholarship, along with Dr. Susan Blackmore - £60,000.

The proof of the pudding will be in the eating. Let's see if any of this money now ends up with scientists who start from the base that the mind and brain are separate. Look out for flying pigs!

Dr. John Beloff chose Prof. Robert Morris, a fellow psychologist, to run the chair at Edinburgh University in 1985. I have a cutting in front of me from the Telegraph listing those who were trying for the Arthur Koestler Chair. Among them is Prof. John Hasted, a physicist from Birkbeck College, London University. What a different students' reading list John Hasted would have produced to the one Morris came up with. For a start the great scientists Crookes and Lodge would not have been persona non grata.

Between them, Beloff and Morris, have set research into life after death back nearly 20 years. I shudder to think what Arthur Koestler must think of what has happened.


Related material on this site:

UK Television Documentary - "The Day I Died" - broadcast on BBC2 (February 5, 2003).

This documentary explored the theory that near-death experiences come from beyond the brain. The British scientists - Dr. Sam Parnia and Dr. Peter Fenwick - have made a thorough study of near-death experiences that give evidence that there are people operating in the invisible part of the universe.

"Paranormal" - An article by Michael Hanlon about Prof. B D Josephson, published in The Daily Mail, (October 1, 2001)

Scientific Proof and the Media - Letter from Michael Roll to Prof. B D Josephson (December 1, 2002)

Discoveries in Physics Prove we Possess a Soul - by Michael Roll

Is There a Widening Division Between Parapsychologists and Survivalists at the SPR? - Letter from John Samson to Victor Zammit, July 7, 2001