What Happened at the 2017 IONS Conference |361| Share Tweet SHARES0 Johnny Verive reports on the 2017 IONS conference. photo by: Skeptiko …And that is why the Institute of Noetic Sciences is so focused on bringing together science, observations, hypothesis, measurements… I have a lot of respect for the Institute of Noetic Sciences. That’s Cassandra Vieten, the current president of IONS, talking at their annual conference. You’ll hear a lot more about the conference coming up on Skeptiko. …All of them have something to do with consciousness… That’s Dr. Dean Radin, chief scientist at IONS. I’ve run across his work many times over the years, it’s always been rock solid. He’s someone who’s kept the consciousness research lamp lit for a long time. I trust Radin, therefore I trust IONS. …And we were orientated such that we were rotating to keep thermal balance on the spacecraft… That’s Apollo 14 astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell, talking about his full on spiritually transformative experience in space that led him to found IONS. …It was of this real knowing, accompanied by an ecstasy… …If you’re going to press me on this, I’m not going to talk to you anymore because I won’t pursue this… Here’s Dr. Edgar Mitchell again. This time he’s in the process of literally kicking the ass of a skeptic who happens to be this Christian guy who’s gone around and asked all these astronauts to swear on the Bible that they really walked on the moon. So, if you watch the video, and I’ll link it up… …Put your left hand on the Bible, raise your right hand and say, “I, Edgar Mitchell…” He literally, at some point, kicks this guy in the ass and puts him out of his house and the guy is clearly a wingnut. But at the same time… …and eternal damnation… That I walked on the moon on the moon on Apollo 14. That I walked on the moon on Apollo 14. Well you know, you’re the first astronaut to do that. We did kind of want to know if he would swear on that Bible and we sure as heck know that there’s a lot more to Apollo than anyone tells us. You’ve been so vocal about UFOs in… Anyone that is except Dr. Edgar Mitchell. Why is it so important to you? Well, it’s important because it’s real and since I happen to be one of the earliest of our particular civilization to go to another planet, I naturally have interest in space travel. So anything you haven’t told people about your inner-beliefs about UFOs? My deeper belief is starting to emerge, the evidence that they’ve been coming here for a long, long time and have been influential in the evolution of our civilization. But you know what, that’s not really relevant to this show, unless it is, but you’re going to have to help me figure that out after the show is over. For now, let’s just hear about what went on at the 2017 IONS conference in Oakland.