Dr. John A. Palmer

John A. Palmer graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in psychology and received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. After spending two years on the psychology faculty at McGill University, he entered parapsychology on a full-time basis. In addition to heading the graduate program in parapsychology at John F. Kennedy University from 1977-1981, he has held research positions at the University of Virginia, University of California at Davis, and the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands. He has served twice as President of the Parapsychological Association. He is presently Director of Research at the Rhine Research Center in Durham, NC, where he also edits the Journal of Parapsychology and serves as Director of their Summer Study Program for students. Dr. Palmer has published numerous scientific articles and book chapters, and he is co-author of the book Foundations of Parapsychology: Exploring the Boundaries of Human Capability.

Director of Research, Rhine Research Center Durham, NC
President of the Parapsychological Association 1971, 1979, 1992.
Editor, Journal of Parapsychology

The Parapsychological Association, Inc. (PA) is the international professional organization of scientists and scholars engaged in the study of ‘psi’ (or ‘psychic’) experiences, such as telepathy, clairvoyance, remote viewing, psychokinesis, psychic healing, and precognition.

Such experiences seem to challenge contemporary conceptions of human nature and of the physical world. They appear to involve the transfer of information and the influence of physical systems independently of time and space, via mechanisms we cannot currently explain.

The primary objective of the Parapsychological Association is to achieve a scientific understanding of these experiences.

In view of this, PA members develop and refine methodologies for studying psi and its physical, biological or psychological underpinnings. They assess hypotheses and theories through experiments, conceptual models and field investigations, and seek to integrate their findings with other scientific domains. PA members also explore the meaning and impact of psychic experiences in human society, and assess the possibility of practical applications and technologies.
While covering a wide range of perspectives, the PA, as a whole, is committed to:


Promoting scholarship and scientific inquiry into currently unexplained aspects of human experience

Disseminating responsible information to the wider public and to the scientific community

Integrating this information with knowledge from other disciplines

Psi research: balancing openness and rigor
Psi experiences have been reported throughout history, in all cultures. Even today, as multiple surveys show, a wide segment of the world’s population reports having had at least one experience that they believe to have been psychic.

These experiences, and the phenomena associated with them, are the subject matter of parapsychology. PA members use well-developed scientific methods to determine to what extent psi phenomena can be explained through presently understood processes — whether physical or psychological — and to what extent they may point to unknown forces and laws, or necessitate a revised model of consciousness and its relationship to the world.

Historically, science has made major advances in its understanding of the world through observation of ‘anomalies’– phenomena or data that did not fit into the concepts of the time. On the other hand, scientific and academic institutions are justifiably cautious about adopting radically new principles, and they tend to be quite conservative in accepting the reality of anomalous phenomena.

The PA is dedicated to ensuring that legitimate caution does not equate to dismissal or active avoidance, thus merely propagating our ignorance. To preclude science from stagnating into dogma, it is vital that we improve our understanding of our world, of ourselves and our experience. If new principles of physics, biology or psychology do underlie psi experiences, then our current knowledge of human nature and the world around us is incomplete — and it will remain so, until the scientific community makes a sustained effort to understand these experiences.

An interdisciplinary matrix
Most likely, psi phenomena involve complex interactions between various subjective, interpersonal and environmental factors. Accordingly, parapsychology is an interdisciplinary field, with specialists from the biological, physical, behavioral and social sciences. Approaches for investigating psi vary widely, including laboratory experimentation, field work, analytical studies, phenomenological approaches, case studies, surveys and historical research. PA members also engage in the construction of theoretical models and the development of new methodological and statistical tools.

The diversity found within PA membership also leads to many different ‘schools of thought’ regarding the phenomena studied — ranging from those who suspect that psi will eventually turn out to be an artifact of no major significance, to those who believe it will be accounted for through new developments in physics or biology, to those who argue that psi phenomena suggest a basis for spiritual beliefs.

PA Conventions and Publications
The PA provides an international forum for scholarly exchange through annual conferences, generally held in North America or in Europe, and through publication of the proceedings from these conferences. The PA has also sponsored special sessions for interdisciplinary scientific audiences, such as the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

There are five PA-affiliated, peer-reviewed journals: The Journal of Parapsychology, the Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, the European Journal of Parapsychology, and the International Journal of Parapsychology. PA members publish their work in these journals, as well as in the journals of their respective disciplines or in interdisciplinary publications.

About the organization
The PA was first established in 1957, and has been an affiliated organization of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) since 1969. As of the year 2002, there are approximately 300 PA members from all over the world.

The PA is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, governed by Bylaws and with nine elected Directors. The PA is a non-adjudicating organization and endorses no ideologies or beliefs other than the value of rigorous scientific and scholarly inquiry.


Submitted on 2009/09/24 at 17:41

“there not making weres…The tests have more to do with super strength, and stamina abilities, following Hitlers plan is basically the jest of it…The ultimate super human with the attributes that correspond to the likes of the new game prototype. They are making several different types of these super humans including tanks, stealth specialists, and gunners with abilities corresponding to the human body never before seen in the history of mankind. Its extremely scary and interesting at the same time. not leaking were I got this info from, but the images are spectacular…”

Submitted on 2009/09/24 at 17:57

“its an abomination, and im reading here that they are planning on dispatching several of these things into the middle east pretty soon so there may be a interesting headline on nbc come Wednesday or later. O and here it sais that temporary changes can be taken through a serum…holly *^&^#”

Submitted on 2009/09/24 at 18:05

“yeah there working on one is what I meant. “scientist john Palmer researches the possible alternative to full change” is what I read.”

Im about as confused as you are rite now ill hope fully have some more on this guy soon im looking for one of his books to.

Agent Foxx

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