E-mail from Michael Roll to Wales on Sunday (April 28, 2014): Can we now Hear the Scientific Case for a Separate Mind and Brain?

To the Editor of Wales on Sunday:

I am appealing to the people of Wales sense of fair play.

These exciting discoveries in physics are blocked in England where the Church and State are still established.

At the moment the priests have a monopoly when it comes to the subject of life after death.

Would you be kind enough to let your readers know that many scientists across the world start from the base that the mind and brain are separate, that it is a scientific fact that we all survive the death of our physical bodies.

To all mainstream media and educational outlets:

Professor Brian D. Josephson is a Nobel Laureate for Physics. He is head of the mind-Matter Unification Project working from the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge University.

This leading expert on the mind and brain has made it very clear that so-called paranormal activity will one day be explained by modern physics – natural and normal forces in the universe, just as Professor Richard Dawkins has been saying for a number of years.

We can only hope that in the future, whenever the subject of life after death is featured on mainstream media and educational outlets, that the readers, listeners and viewers will be presented with a fair balance; that people always have access to the two expert opinions.

Those who start from the base that the mind dies with the brain, as put forward on this BBC Radio 4 programme by the magician James Randi and the psychologist Nicholas Humphrey who goes against the Greek source of his scientific discipline, psyche = soul.

In future let’s also hear from experts who start from the same base as Professor Josephson, the possibility that the mind separates from the dead brain:

Transcript and audio.

Michael Roll

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'.