Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Radio and other appearances

This is to announce that a recent interview with me can be found by following this link. There are a few more coming up, including Second Sight NYC at 6PM this Thursday EST.

I just answered a post on the Skeptico.com forum that really had me scratching my head for a little while. The writer, who I am thankful to for his comments, asked why I didn't discuss the "junk dreams" mentioned in my book at any great length. He said that even these may have value, so they should be treated as worthless. He may be right about that, but my book was about the paranormal dreams, not the ones that looked like they weren't regardless, it made me think of things that could have been said about them in relation to traditional ideas on what dreams mean, what they are, and what is to be expected of them.

I have looked at them in this light, but not at the level of detail or degree of scrutiny to produce any meaningful insights. With this in mind, I'm going to take a look at them from that angle the next chance I get and see what comes of it.

Sorry for the short post, but will try to make up for it later.



  1. Mr. P:

    I do think you spoke a little fast in this interview :-) Having heard you on Skeptiko and read your book, your more measured (but still amazing) assessment felt missing.

  2. I have to agree with you there. The difference is that I had 1) a time limit and 2) bad hay fever. This meant that I spoke more rapidly than usual and was sniffling quite a bit. I sound about the same in class when I realize I am running out of time to get through a lecture. The problem for me with these interviews is that when I talk at my normal pace, I feel like I won't be able to say everything or, as happened on coast to coast, I am asked to speed up a bit.