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When TED, the global media platform, took down scientist Rupert Sheldrake’s lecture, “The Science Delusion,” deeming it not scientific, it ignited a fierce discussion around the globe. Bloggers, commenters, distinguished scientists, Internet trolls and even a Nobel Prize winning physicist all contributed to this once-in-a-lifetime debate. The subject? The most controversial question of all time—what is nature of reality?
In Psi Wars: TED, Wikipedia and the Battle for the Internet, Craig Weiler, in journalistic fashion, demonstrates how science, the accepted arbiter of truth, is constantly being manipulated and propagandized in an effort to uphold prejudices and beliefs in the scientific community.
There is a division within the sciences about the nature of consciousness and the legitimacy of parapsychology as a science. Weiler examines how so-called guerilla skeptics and organizations lobby mainstream media, universities, colleges and scientific organizations, and use digital media such as Wikipedia to defend their point of view and discredit consciousness researchers and scientists.
The controversy over the nature of reality has a profound effect on our society and helps determine our thoughts and actions and how we view the world. Brainwashing and propaganda, thought by many to be the tenets of religion and totalitarian regimes, is alive and well in the world of science and influencing our daily lives.
Praise for PSI WARS
“Craig gets it right from start to finish well, not “finish,” because the controversy still rages. He understands the sociocultural and academic issues clearly and has the guts to say so in this excellent book. “
~ Larry Dossey, M.D. Author of ONE MIND: Why Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters
“Craig Weiler has compiled a compelling case … which delivers the evidence and certainly makes no apologies. The more people are aware of the controversies, the easier the fight will become for fair and balanced science communication. Psi Wars is certainly not fruitless – this book bears many fruits!”
~ Callum E. Cooper, Ph.D.
About the author
Craig Weiler is a parapsychology journalist, speaker and host of the popular blog “The Weiler Psi” on the science of parapsychology, the skepticism and the psychics. A graduate of U.C. Berkeley, Craig runs a small successful construction business.
Craig has had an eclectic mix of interests over the years including acting, filmmaking, painting and writing and also built his own house.
Craig began his spiritual path during the New Age movement, teaching and practicing psychic healing, but found that it wasn’t a good enough business. He does not follow any particular teachings, rather he explores a very westernized mixture of science and spirituality. He lives on the San Francisco Peninsula with his wife and too many cats.
Publisher: White Crow Books
Published May 2020
Size: 6 x 9 inches