Investigating the more obscure corners of scientific inquiry requires one to stretch outside of the mainstream media’s focus on the English speaking world. The Society for Psychical Research recently posted a link to a paper published by Alexander P. Dubrov Phd. for the Russian Medical-Technological Academy, Research-Practical Center of Traditional Medicine and Homeopathy the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation which examines:
“modern achievements in the theory and practical application of dowsing on the basis of extensive research publications both in Russia and abroad. The paper outlines the views of competent researchers on the nature of the dowsing field and possible biophysical mechanisms of the effects of this field on the dowser.
Particular importance is attached to the achievements of dowsing in the practical aspect : in applied geology and geophysics – prospecting for water resources and minerals ; in ecology – location of zones of biological comfort and discomfort ; in medicine – identification of relationship between cancer cases and geopathogenic zones ; in land and marine geology – reconnaissance and prospecting for oil and gas deposits ; in engineering – as a method of non-destructive control aimed at identifying the risk and reliability of engineering and other installations.”
The paper presents some interesting evidence that endorses Arthur C. Clarke’s observation that dowsing is one of the areas of scoffed at science that requires more investigation. To read the entire article Click Here.