The Theosophical
Society in Australia

Adelaide Lodge

Adelaide Lodge

310 South Tce. Adelaide

Time, Consciousness and the Enigma of Precognition.

Convention public talk by Richard Silberstein, 4.00 - 5.30 pm, 26 January 2023.

Featured Speaker:Richard Silberstein
Venue:Adelaide Lodge

time, Consciousness and the enigma of precognition.

PUBLIC TALK given by Richard Silberstein, Thursday 26th Jan ’23, 4:00pm. Location: St Mark’s College, 46 Pennington Terrace, North Adelaide.

A 2011 paper published by Daryl Bem, a Professor at Cornell University, created a firestorm of controversy by reporting experimental results showing that humans can predict the occurrence of completely random events at better than chance level.  According to our understanding of the laws of physics, this should be impossible.  While this paper attracted considerable attention and controversy it was but one example of numerous scientific studies that demonstrated precognition or the capacity to predict the occurrence of completely random events. In this talk, I will briefly review the most common model proposed for precognition before discussing a precognition model suggested by neuroscience findings. Furthermore, I will suggest that consciousness, defined in the broadest terms, determines the nature of future events.

Professor Emeritus Richard Silberstein 

A very popular and engaging speaker, Richard Silberstein is a long-time member of the Theosophical Society. The title and role of Professor Emeritus at Swinburne University, Melbourne, was conferred upon him in 2014. His long and distinguished career there spanned forty years of service, which included roles in teaching, research, management and services to the scientific and broader community. He developed Steady State Topography (SST), a new and unique method for imaging brain function. Richard will be featured twice on the Convention programme. 


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