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Open Sciences was created due to the response of the “Manifesto for a Post-Materialist Science” published in the journal Explore in 2014 1 . The second manifestation of that response, as chronicled in the 2018, March/April Explore article 2 is the newly established Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences. The AAPS is a 501(c) 3 non-profit membership and education organization whose mission is to promote open minded, rigorous and evidence-based enquiry into postmaterialist consciousness research.

As President of the Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences, and with the enthusiastic support of our Board of Directors, I would like to invite you to become a member of our newly founded organization, the AAPS. Our vision is to inspire scientists to investigate mind and consciousness as core elements of reality.

In order for our Academy to have an effect on the scientific and academic community, as well as the world, our goal is to have a membership of two thousand scientists, university students, and science-minded individuals within this first year.

By joining the academy, you will be part of this important community of scientists and science supporters, and you will thus be making a professional and personal contribution to this important cause. Our plan is to build a visionary organization that will have a powerful voice in the world in order to promote open-minded, rigorous and evidence-based enquiry into postmaterialist consciousness research and to positively impact scientific progress, public policy and society.

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US 2019 SSE Conference

June 5-8
Omni Interlocken Hotel in Broomfield, Colorado

The theme for the 38th annual meeting of the Society for Scientific Exploration will be Consilience: Developing the Foundations of a New Scientific Paradigm.

  • Nonlocality across space and time (e.g., action at a distance; resonant bonding, retrocausation, precognition)
  • Extended consciousness
  • Survival of consciousness
  • Synchronicity and teleological effects
  • Experimenter effects and context-dependent outcomes
  • The role of information and meaning
  • Mind interacting with matter

US 2019 IONS Conference

July 18-21, 2019
Santa Clara, California

On the 50th anniversary of the first moon walk, join the Institute of Noetic Sciences with luminaries from science, technology, culture, and community as we explore what is possible for humanity at this time in history, and boldly step into the future.

An Atheist in Heaven: Evidence for Life after Death from a Lifelong Skeptic?

Book cover for Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False
by Paul Davids and Gary E Schwartz

What happens when a lifelong skeptic dies and discovers he was wrong about life after death? Forrest J Ackerman (1916-2008), a luminary in the early history of science fiction and an ardent, lifelong atheist, promised that if he were wrong about the non-existence of an afterlife, he would attempt to send a convincing message to a few people he especially respected. Not only did Forrest leave a physical message for co-author Paul Davids that could not be explained by contemporary forensic science, but Forrest produced an extraordinary wealth of four kinds of converging evidence: [read more]