Highlights from APP 2014 conference & webinars

Photo by Alexis Poquiz

By Jon Knowles

Following are highlights of the Applied Precognition Project’s June 24-26 Workshop/Webinar/Conference in Las Vegas:

Joe McMoneagle’s transcripts from work done on the spot in short sessions.

James Spottiswoode’s webinar, in which he announced that further research, including Greg K’s data, leads him to the conclusion that Local Sidereal Time is NOT an indicator of psi performance. Not 1330, nor any other LST. A true scientist, he admitted the data now did not support his famous hypothesis.

For decades the Cognitive Sciences Laboratory has been working with Shannon entropy on the hypothesis that it is correlated with psi performance (as in the CAS software noted below). Shannon entropy is informational, Joe McMoneagle told us, while physical entropy is different. Lately the CSL has been testing modifying physical entropy, with elaborate controls in place. A powerful change in the local environment is introduced – something that can’t be reversed. Liquid nitrogen is the agent used, with water as a control substance.

Debra Katz led a spoonbending party and a vast number of spoons were bent. Amazing stuff. Some were bent in odd ways that a hand could not do by force; tight loops for example. Debra said she had never seen anything like it. Lots of pumping up the energy by chanting together, etc. Well done, Debra!

Six sporting events were undertaken, using 3 different methods. The results were 4 hits, 2 passes, no misses (AFAIK). People were also doing side sessions and making bets on those. The highly successful Computer Assisted Scoring software (CAS) from Ed May/CSL performed as designed, but since it was used for the first time with so many viewers (25), and we used another scoring method, the official pick was a pass. However, two people including Rick Hilleard from Australia had Figures of Merit above the threshold which warranted a particular pick; some people bet that, and it was a hit.