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pear (pâr) noun
1.A widely cultivated tree (Pyrus communis) in the rose family, having glossy leaves, white flowers grouped in a corymb, and edible fruit.
2.The fruit of this tree, spherical at the base and tapering toward the stalk.
[Middle English pere, from Old English peru, a pear, ultimately from Vulgar Latin *pira, from Latin, pl. of pirum.]
Pear, common name for about 20 species of trees of a genus in the rose family, and for their fruit. The fruit is juicier than the apple, and it varies from apple-shaped to teardrop-shaped. Among different varieties, the thin skin varies in color from light yellow and green through red and brown. The thick flesh varies in flavor among different varieties. In young, unripe common pears (Pyrus communis), and in young and mature Chinese sand pears (Pyrus pyrifolia), the flesh contains numerous gritty cells called stone cells. In cultivation, pears are gathered from the trees before they are completely ripe and are allowed to ripen in storage. They are eaten fresh and canned. The best North American pear-growing districts are in California, Washington, and Oregon, and, to a lesser degree, in the northern United States from New England to the Great Lakes and in lower Canada.
Scientific classification: Pears belong to the family Rosaceae.
The most substantial portion of the PEAR program examines anomalies arising in human/machine interactions. In these experiments human operators attempt, solely by volition, to influence the behavior of a variety of mechanical, electronic, optical, acoustical, and fluid devices to conform to pre-stated intentions.
...the experimental results display increases in information content that can only be attributed to the influence of the human operators.
CONSCIOUSNESS AND ANOMALOUS PHYSICAL PHENOMENA
Brenda J. Dunne and Robert G. Jahn
Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544
Technical Note PEAR 95004
Despite its engineering context and perspective, the broader implications of this work for the basic scientific paradigm, for the... fundamental philosophical question of mind/matter interaction, ...and for the individual and collective cultural dynamic have been continually acknowledged and to some extent developed.
These more comprehensive purposes have been enabled by the interdisciplinary character of the PEAR staff, which includes individuals with a variety of academic perspectives including psychology, physics, and the humanities, as well as electrical, mechanical, and aerospace engineering. It has also benefitted from its residence within a liberal university, and from its association with a number of broadly based scholarly organizations.
About 2 decades ago, I first
became quite fascinated with the explanation of the intertwining of Quantum
Physics and Mysticism through my reading of _THE TAO OF PHYSICS_,
Quoting, further, from the material found at
Isaac Newton regarded the ultimate mechanism of change in the universe to reside in "the mystery by which mind could control matter" (Kubrin, 1981).
The establishment of the British Society for Psychical Research in 1882 attracted participation by many eminent scholars, among them the likes of Henry Sidgwick, Frederic W. H. Myers, Lord Raleigh, Sir., J. J. Thompson, William McDougall, Edmund Gurney, Sir William Crookes, Sir William Barrett, Henri Bergson, Arthur, Earl of Balfour, Gardner Murphy, G. N. M. Tyrell, Charles Richet, Gilbert Murray, and William James. A comparable fascination with the role of consciousness in the physical world runs through the philosophical writings of many of the patriarchs of quantum theory, including Max Planck, Niels Bohr,Albert Einstein, Wolfgang Pauli, Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schrödinger, Louis de Broglie, Arthur Eddington, James Jeans, Eugene Wigner, and David Bohm, among others (Jahn and Dunne, 1983b, 1987).
Albert Einstein wrote:
The most beautiful and most profound emotion we can experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the sower of all true science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead.
Dr. Dean Radin, author of The Conscious Universe
...extended view of interconnectedness, especially in light of psi, quantum field theory, and general relativity... As both modern physics and ancient Buddhist doctrine suggest, "deep" interconnectedness embraces everything, unbound by the usual limitations of time and space.
With a knowledge of interconnectedness, and no limitations of time and space, we can see that psi energy does not travel from point "A" to point "B" halfway around the globe. All mind exists everywhere at once, though all of it is not known to the conscious awareness of every person.
In the same way, the future is not bound by time limitations. Past, present and future interact with one another, and are separated only by appearance to our conscious awareness in this dimension of existence.
Similarly, a planet such as Pluto does not "influence" a person on Earth because of its position relative to the birth position of that person. Rather, its position correlates with what happens to a particular person on Earth. It synchronizes, or interconnects with the person. It, and all mind, is as much a part of the person as the brain they are thinking with.
In astrology, there is the age-old question about why planetary positions have anything to do, at all, with human events. Some have written of tides and gravity, but in my opinion,Carl Jung had an idea that fits, as much as any words can fit. Other astrologers like Margaret Hone, chimed in agreement. Margaret Hone wrote: "The ideas of correlation and synchronization give a better idea than that of cause and effect."
The cause-effect KARMA/reincarnaton view of one life's activities causing a "future" life's ills has been recently discarded for a more widespread explanation that the past present and future are interacting upon one another: past lives, the present, and future lives. In this view, the present KARMA is interconnected with, and not just influenced by, the past.
Quoting from the material found at www.princeton.edu and regarding the "Mind Over Matter" experiments.
g) Distance and time dependence
...no such dependence has been found over the
dimensions available in the laboratory itself.
...wherein operators are physically separated
from the devices by distances of up to several
There can be no adequate explanation of this phenomena
by conventional means, no cause-effect, or movement of psi
energy from and to in the above "several thousand miles."
...the device is run at prearranged times
by staff members who remain blind to the
...a subset of this remote REG
[random event generator] database,
comprising some 87,000 trials per
intention, in which the operators
were actively addressing their
intentions to the machine's operation
at times other than those
at which the data were
Such "off-time" experiments have ranged from
73 hours before to 336 hours after machine
operation, and display a similar scale and
character of anomalous results to that of
the locally generated data, including series
position effects and count population distortions.
...the overall effect size in the
high-intention efforts in these
"off-time" remote experiments is
twice as large as that in the
"on-time" remote data, although
this difference is not statistically
significant due to the smaller size
of the off-time database
(Dunne and Jahn, 1992).