Dr. Geoffrey Marcy received a B. A. in Physics and Astronomy from UCLA, and a Ph. D. in Astronomy and Astrophysics from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He was a Carnegie Fellow, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at San Francisco State University, and is currently Professor of Astronomy at University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Marcy's research has focused on the detection of extrasolar planets and brown dwarfs. He is currently participating in Berkeley's new Center for Integrative Planetary Science, designed to study the formation, geophysics, chemistry and evolution of planets.
World renowned medium, James Van Praagh returned to the show to discuss spirit communication and psychic intuitions. From his contacts with those who have passed over, he has concluded that the "other side" is a place of "peace and joy." Interestingly, he noted that one reason that people commit suicide is that they may have left the spirit world prematurely when they were between lives, in their hurry to come back to the physical plane and take on new lessons. One of Van Praagh's spookiest experiences was when he visited the town of Lily Dale, New York, known for its large number of mediums. It's very haunted--- literally "packed with spirits," he said."Thoughts," explained Van Praagh, are real things "like a bullet" that can go right into the person you are thinking about, though they may only be aware of it on unconscious level. People can develop their receptivity to spirit communication through meditation techniques, he added, and towards that end, he has collaborated wi ... More »Host: George Noory