Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Science of Spooky

These things are always popular around this time of the year. The Illinois Science Council has planned for a fun event here at a very popular bar in my neighborhood. Titled "The Science of Spooky", it will take place at the Cubby Bear sports bar right next to Wrigley Field tonight, at 6:30 pm.

The panel will feature physicist Dan Hooper, an Associate Scientist in the Theoretical Astrophysics Group at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago, along with Julia Mossbridge, Visiting Scholar, Visual Perception, Cognition, and Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Psychology at Northwestern University.

Mossbridge will address the scientific evidence to date for anomalous perception, telekinesis and what is generally referred to as ESP. Dr. Hooper will discuss the properties and laws of physics as they apply to the concept of ghosts, specters, and possible witches ability to fly on broomsticks, etc.

It's intriguing enough that I may just show up! Who knows what "trouble" I can stir up, considering my utter skepticism of most paranormal phenomena.


1 comment:

Ben Lillie said...

Thanks for posting this Zz, I might have to show up as well.