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Consciousness Researchers of a Different Mind, Dr. Edward Kelly and Dr. Emily Kelly


In-depth interview with University of Virginia researchers explores evidence suggesting human consciousness is more than just what happens in our brain. In their new book, Irreducible Mind: Toward a Psychology for the 21st Century, Dr. Edward Kelly and Dr. Emily Kelly take on the skeptical, and offer a new direction for consciousness research.

Del Mar, CA, June 27, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Join host Alex Tsakiris when he interviews Dr. Edward Kelly and Dr. Emily Kelly about their new book, Irreducible Mind: Toward a Psychology for the 21st Century.

During the 45-minute interview Dr. Emily Kelly explains why they wrote, Irreducible Mind: “One of our big motivations was watching this deepening polarization in our society between the two fundamentalists; religious fundamentalists on the one hand, and scientific fundamentalists on the other hand. What we’re trying to say is there’s a scientifically defensible middle course we can take, and not only that we can take, but we really have to take.”

Dr. Edward Kelly also discusses how the controversial evidence they’ve documented is sometimes received: “… [some] will react immediately by saying ‘that’s just a story’, and it’s certainly true that you have to go to great lengths to document events of this sort. On the other hand, to resort to that kind of defense is ok the first time, and it’s pretty ok the second time, but when you keep on appealing to it, it begins to lose force.”

The interview is available for immediate free download at: www.skeptiko.com/index.php?id=28.

Edward F. Kelly is currently Research Professor in the Department of Psychiatric Medicine at the University of Virginia. Emily Williams Kelly is currently Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatric Medicine at the University of Virginia.

About Skeptiko

Skeptiko is the first scientifically oriented Podcast exploring new research in controversial areas of science such as telepathy, psi, parapsychology, near-death-experience, reincarnation, and after-life encounters. Each episode features open, honest debate on new scientific discoveries. The show includes interviews with top research scientists and their critics.

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