A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to G.U.T.

Lian Sidorov


Is the increasingly common decline effect seen in mainstream sciences like medicine and biology a sign of wide-spread flaws across the research/publication continuum, or a harbinger of deeper structural shifts in our interface with nature? Are biological systems primed for nonlocal communication and sustained quantum entanglement, as the evidence from quantum biology and experimental parapsychology seems to suggest? This discussion reviews the current data and outlines several mind-matter modeling candidates, together with the promising research venues they open.


Consciousness; Quantum entanglement; nonlocality; placebo; decline effect; experimenter expectation; collective unconscious; quantum biology

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