Who are the most influential mainstream scientists who endorse transpersonal consciousness?

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  1. DanBoothCohen

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    A friend of mine is a popular best-selling author. He is researching consciousness and is looking for references to credible, mainstream scientists who embrace the research in psi phenomenon. That is, not a psi researcher, but a mainstream scientist who is a psi acceptor.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Ian Thompson

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  3. Stll living? Maybe Brian Josephson? Noble Prize winner in physics. Except once he publicly accepted psi he lost a lot of influence.

    Of all time?

    Alan Turing believed in psi research.

    Charles Richet (Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine) conducted his own research into psi.

    Carl Jung believed in ESP in part because of his own NDE and his experiences with patients. He also conducted research in astrology and believed it worked by the same mechanism as synchronicity.

    Others had paranormal beliefs based on mainstream science:

    Max Planck (Nobel Prize for Physics)

    Erwin Schrödinger (Nobel Prize for Physics)

    Werner Heisenberg (Nobel Prize for Physics)

    Your friend might be interested in this page on my web site which explains the above and others:

    Eminent Researchers who believed in paranormal phenomena because of the evidence:
    https://sites.google.com/site/chs4o8pt/eminent_researchers


    Also potentially useful:
    Evidence for the afterlife
    https://sites.google.com/site/chs4o8pt/summary_of_evidence

    Links to articles on my blog and elsewhere organized by subject:
    http://ncu9nc.blogspot.com/p/articles-and-links-arranged-by-subject.html

    Skeptical misdirection:
    https://sites.google.com/site/chs4o8pt/skeptical_misdirection

    (I can't keep up with dead links in the above pages but google or the wayback machine can help find linked references if they have moved)

    There is also a long list of Uri Geller supporters including Dr. Wernher von Braun. Harold Puthoff., and Russell Targ authored a well known paper in Nature on their studies of Uri. Targ and Puthoff were mainstream scientists before they started studying psi so was Charles Tart.

     
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    William James believed Lenora Piper was telepathic.

    William James (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910) was an American philosopher and psychologist who was also trained as a physician. The first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States,[3] James was one of the leading thinkers of the late nineteenth century and is believed by many to be one of the most influential philosophers the United States has ever produced, while others have labeled him the "Father of American psychology".
    - from wikipedia

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_James#View_on_spiritualism_and_associationism
     
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    How about Roger Penrose. I don't know that he would fully endorse psi research but he collaborates with Stuart Hameroff who is pretty controversial and psi friendly
     
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