Dean Radin, Chief Scientist at IONS - Supernormal

Dean Radin is a chief spokesperson for the scientific work performed at IONS.  He has appeared on Coast To Coast AM radio (numerous times), the BBC, PBS, Oprah and Larry King Live and was in the movie What the Bleep Do We Know.

Dean's presentation:
How shall we interpret the fantastic tales of miracles associated with religious saints and mystics in light of today's scientific understanding of reality?  Stories about enlightenment and supernormal abilities commonly evoke reactions ranging from awed devotion to angry dismissal.   Could such stories contain a grain of truth?  Is it possible to rationally discern truth from fiction in this controversial domain using the rigorous tools of science?

Dean Radin will present evidence suggesting an affirmative answer.  Attendees will be able to engage in Q&A with Dean at the end of his talk.

Radin - What the Bleep


Dean Radin pictured from the movie "What the Bleep Do We Know"

Dean Radin, PhD, is Chief Scientist at the INSTITUTE OF NOETIC SCIENCES (IONS) and Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Psychology at SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY.  His original career track as a concert violinist shifted into science after earning a BSEE degree in electrical engineering, magna cum laude with honors in physics, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and then an MS in electrical engineering and a PhD in psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.  For a decade he worked on advanced telecommunications R&D at AT&T Bell Laboratories and GTE Laboratories.  For over two decades he has been engaged in consciousness research.  Before joining the research staff at IONS in 2001, he held appointments at Princeton University, University of Edinburgh, University of Nevada, and several Silicon Valley think-tanks, including Interval Research Corporation and SRI International, where he worked on a classified program investigating psychic phenomena for the US government.


He is author or coauthor of over 200 technical and popular articles, a dozen book chapters, and several books including the bestselling The Conscious Universe (HarperOne, 1997) and Entangled Minds (Simon & Schuster, 2006).  These books have remained in print since they were first published and they've been translated into ten foreign languages.


His latest  book, SUPERNORMAL (Random House, 2013), will be published in July 2013.  His technical articles have appeared in journals ranging from Foundations of Physics and Physics Essays to Psychological Bulletin and Journal of Consciousness Studies; he was featured in a New York Times Magazine ARTICLE; and he has appeared on dozens of television shows ranging from the BBC's Horizon and PBS's Closer to Truth to Oprah and Larry King Live.  He has given over 200 interviews and talks, including invited presentations at Harvard (medical), Stanford (medical and statistics), Cambridge (physics), and Princeton (psychology), for industries including GOOGLE and Johnson & Johnson, and for government organizations including the US Navy and DARPA.  In 2010, he spent a month lecturing in India as the National Visiting Professor of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research, a program in the Indian government's Ministry of Human Resource Development.



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  • Stuart D.

    Knowledgeable researcher with a wonderful sense of humor, and a refreshing skepticism - but relentless curiosity.

    September 13, 2013

  • Mark

    An excellent and informative presentation. I realize that there are very few scientists performing sound research in this area... but if there are, it would be great to have more of them presenting to this group. Of course, we could always ask to have Dean come back again. Thanks for sponsoring this event.

    September 13, 2013

  • Sujata M.

    I really enjoyed his humor and detatchment. :)

    1 · September 13, 2013

  • Karl F.

    I appreciate Dean's perspective and deft humor. He's been a persistent, credible voice for careful research into phenomena mainstream science has been afraid to touch.

    September 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry, I can't make it this evening!

    September 12, 2013

  • Gretchen

    Looking forward to a fascinating topic.

    September 11, 2013

  • Mary G.

    Hello Mark and all. I already privately replied to Lorraine earlier this morning. We do not have a refund policy active in this Meetup because we collect at the door. -- Mary G.

    August 28, 2013

  • Mark J.

    Well, someone answer the lady below.

    August 28, 2013

  • Larena

    I'm a bit confused, as to why there's a refund policy for this, that we're required to read. Can't we just pay the $10, as we arrive to the meetup, like we usually do?

    August 27, 2013

  • Sujata M.


    August 13, 2013

  • jannes..a PHENOMinal e.

    hecca yay! i've wanted to ask him questions to refresh us of the interview he did with danielle lin:)

    August 12, 2013

  • Stephanie A.

    Looking forward to this one!

    August 11, 2013

  • Stephanie A.

    This meetup looks juicy!! Only 10 bucks...I'm there!

    August 11, 2013

  • Peter B.

    This will be my first event. Looking forward to it!

    August 6, 2013

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