A reader has got in touch to ask me the following question:
Does there exist somewhere on the net a comprehensive list (from a reputable source) outlining all the published papers (peer reviewed and such) that provide evidence (greater than chance results, etc.) of what we've taken to call the paranormal ?
Well, I've seen lists of 'good evidence' but I don't know how comprehensive they are. So I thought I'd throw this one out to you good folks out there. If anyone knows of any useful links that might fit this description I'd be glad to hear about them, either in the comments or by email.
My view is that making the existing psi-research better known is at least as important now as carrying out new work. It's frustrating how easy it is for hostile sceptics to insist that there's no evidence. It's there, it just isn't as accessible as it might be.
As it happens, there are moves afoot at the Society of Psychical Research in London to create a database with the best cases of every kind of anomaly, as an aid to researchers. It's been planned for a long time, but the funding has now materialised. There could be more than 3000 cases, not just relating to psi but 'boundary science' generally.
This is a serious, heavyweight project and could take years to complete. However it's just what's needed to raise the profile of psychic research and in time it could have a real impact.