Susan Blackmore

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Susan Blackmore (2014)

Susan Jane Blackmore (born July 29, 1951 in London ) is a British writer .


Blackmore has a master's degree in psychology and physiology at St Hilda's College of Oxford University (1973) and a PhD in " parapsychology " the University of Surrey (1980). Susan Blackmore did her PhD with a thesis on "Extrasensory Perception as a Cognitive Process". The thesis comes to the conclusion that no empirically proven theory of such phenomena has yet been secured.

Sue Blackmore is no longer concerned with the "paranormal". Her fields of research and study include memes and the theory of memetics , the theory of evolution , consciousness research and meditation. She practices Zen and advocates the legalization of drugs .

She writes for various magazines and newspapers and is a regular speaker on radio and television. She has authored over sixty articles, contributed to about forty books, and written many book reviews. Her works include "Beyond the Body" (1982), "Dying to Live" (about near death experiences , 1993), "In Search of the Light" (autobiography, 1996), and "Test Your Psychic Powers" (with Adam Hart- Davis, 1997).

Her book "The Meme Machine (1999)" has been translated into 13 other languages. In German-speaking countries, this work was published by Spektrum Verlag (September 2000) under the title “The Power of Meme or The Evolution of Culture and Spirit”. It is also worth mentioning “ Conversations about Consciousness ” ( Suhrkamp Taschenbuch 2012), in which she interviews leading representatives of the modern philosophy of mind .

Web links

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Individual evidence

  1. Susan Blackmore on the British Humanist Association website , Retrieved March 30, 2014