In this interview, historian Richard Noakes and writer Vikram Zutshi looks at the role of psychic research to scientific inquiry during Victorian Britain. Noakes reviews the possible reasons why scientists began rejecting the contributions of parapsychology to science, and explores the consequences of this isolation.
Implications for AI
Through this discussion, Noakes shows that even the strictest Victorian and Edwardian scientists are far more creative and less materialistic than previously assumed. Through this work, Noakes hopes that new generation of scientists can begin to look at physics and psychics as parallel and convergent fields.
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