By Michael Hanlon
Daily Mail (October 1, 2001)
B D Josephson
Brian David Josephson, FRS is a Welsh physicist. He was awarded a Nobel Prize in 1973 for the prediction of the eponymous Josephson effect. He is currently Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of Cambridge, where he is director of the Mind–Matter Unification Project in the Theory of Condensed Matter (TCM) research group. He is also a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.
Scientists' unethical use of media for propaganda purposes
This web page is intended to draw the attention of scientists, the media, and the public to a problem that, while being very familiar to some, is probably unknown to the majority of visitors to this web page.  Propagandising of the kind described in the following bypasses the normal carefully considered processes of science, and may well create a distorted impression in the mind of the unsuspecting reader or viewer.
Could telepathy one day be explained by modern physics?
Transcript of a discussion on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, October 2, 2001, with Sue MacGregor (presenter), Brian Josephson and Nicholas Humphrey, and a voice recording of James Randi.
From a set of commemorative Royal Mail stamps, issued in 2001:
"Physicists attempt to reduce the complexity of nature to a single unifying theory, of which the most successful and universal, the quantum theory, has been associated with several Nobel Prizes, for example those to Dirac and Heisenberg. Max Planck's original attempts a hundred years ago to explain the precise amount of energy radiated by hot bodies began a process of capturing in mathematical form a mysterious , elusive world containing 'spooky interactions at a distance ', real enough however to lead to inventions such as the laser and the transistor. Quantum theory is now being fruitfully combined with theories of information and computation. These developments may lead to an explanation of processes still not understood within conventional science, such as telepathy - an area in which Britain is at the forefront of research."
Professor Brian Josephson
Awarded the prize in 1973 for 'Discoveries regarding "Tunnelling Phenomena" of particles in solids'.