Obituary: Professor Robert Morris ; Apostle of Academic Parapsychology
Carr, Bernard, The Independent (London, England)
ROBERT MORRIS held the Koestler Chair of Parapsychology at Edinburgh University from 1985 until his sudden death in August. He was a central figure in the field for nearly 40 years.
Parapsychology is the scientific study of those anomalous interactions between minds, or between minds and the physical world, which cannot be explained in conventional terms. Laboratory research in the subject was initiated by Joseph Rhine at Duke University in the 1930s and it has remained a controversial field ever since. Even today many mainstream scientists deny the existence of the phenomena which it purports to study. However, thanks largely to Morris's pioneering efforts as the first …
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