Journal of Scientific Exploration – Experiments Investigating the Influence of Intention on Random and Pseudorandom Events

Dean Radin and Jessica Utts – 1989

Abstract: Eight of 27 experiments using a random event generator provided statistical evidence supporting a claimed correlation between intention and the distribution of random events. Twelve control tests produced results conforming closely to chance expectation.

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From the CIA Reading Room – Evidence for Consciousness-Related Anomalies in Random Physical Systems

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Dean I. Radin and Roger D. Nelson. Received May 6, 1988 revised June 12, 1989

Abstract: Speculations about the role of consciousness in physical systems are frequently observed in the literature concerned with the interpretation of quantum mechanics. While only three experimental investigations can be found on this topic in physics journals, more than 800 relevant experiments have been reported in the literature of parapsychology. A well-defined body of empirical evidence from this domain was reviewed using meta-analytic techniques to assess methodological quality and overall effect size. Results showed effects confirming to chance expectation in control conditions and unequivocal non-chance effects in experimental conditions. This quantitative literature review agrees with the findings of two earlier reviews, suggesting the existence of some form of consciousness-related anomaly in random physical systems.

Update: Interesting that the cia.gov doc link with my original post is no longer working. Fortunately, I downloaded a copy before the file was removed. You can access it below: