Daryl Bem on The Colbert Report

Last Friday The Colbert Report did a piece on Daryl Bem's research into precognition/presentiment (ie. "feeling the future") describing it under the title "Time-Traveling Porn". Though Colbert gets plenty of laughs with his riffing on the theme, it was surprising to see Bem there in the studio to discuss his experiments with Stephen - and even better, he acquitted himself very well, describing his research clearly while playing along with the humour:

The Colbert Report Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Time-Traveling Porn - Daryl Bem

Colbert seems to enjoy exploring and having fun with some of these fringe topics - remember last year he had Leslie Kean on discussing her book UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go on the Record, he's had some fun at the expense of Uri Geller, and has had Daniel Pinchbeck on as a guest in the past as well.


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With porn showing such an interesting potential for the study of PSI abilities, I think it's time I go get me a grant ^_^

It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me...
It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

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This brings up many implications. One being...AHEM! If you take that minor set back. Times it by infinity and there might be an existential quantum equation there.

Sometimes we get what we need instead of what we want.