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    Bigelow & Knapp - New Interview

    Robert Bigelow explains the origins of the Bigelow Institute for Consciousness Studies (BICS) and why he is prepared to support this type of credible research.

    With respect to the 2nd video . . .

    I have an idea who two of those judges might be, but I'll see if a discussion grows out of here!
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    Is there life after death? Businessman offers near-million dollar prize to find out
    In order to enter the essay competition, interested parties must apply through the BICS website, which was activated today. A panel of handpicked judges will evaluate the expertise, qualifications, and experience of applicants.

    Applications must be submitted by Feb. 28. The essays, 25,000 words or less, are due by August 1. The winners will be chosen by the end of the year and the prizes awarded thereafter.
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    Leslie Kean's Series Surviving Death is doing well on Netflix. 6 part doc series. Well worth a watch.

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    Reminds me of Harry Houdini and his offer of $10,000 reward for proof of life after death.
    The aim of an argument or discussion should not be victory, but
    progress. -- Joseph Joubert
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    B.I.C.S. Competition

    Best Evidence for Afterlife
    Essays will be judged by five renowned experts.

    Essays must be received by 5 p.m. PST August 1, 2021.

    Winners will be announced November 1, 2021.

    2ND Place
    3RD Place

    The purpose of the BICS essay awards is to raise the public awareness for the Survival of Human Consciousness topic and to stimulate research. The goal of the essay contest is to award contestants for writing papers that summarize the best evidence available for the survival of human consciousness after permanent bodily death.

    BICS intention is to provide a public service by:
    1. Creating and implementing the essay contest
    2. Publishing responsible information to the widest audience possible and, if all goes well, proceed to a possible second contest
    3. BICS envisions the essays focus to be on scientific evidence as well as objective and subjective supported documentation as gathered
    From special cases, including older cases, from very credible witnesses
    From photographic or electronic data
    From all available literature
    From highly validated and authenticated human experiences
    From other relevant sources
    BICS has assembled a competent board of directors with deep experience in the topic to provide advice on the strategic direction and priorities of the Institute. The board of directors are: acclaimed journalist and author Leslie Kean, forensic neurologist Christopher C. Green MD PhD, theoretical physicist Harold Puthoff PhD, Brian Weiss MD who has lectured worldwide on survival of consciousness and associated topics, Rice University Professor of Philosophy and Religious Thought Jeffrey Kripal PhD, University of California Irvine Professor of Statistics Jessica Utts PhD, Anomalies Researcher and BICS Founder Robert T. Bigelow and Molecular Biologist and Anomalies Researcher Colm A. Kelleher PhD.

    ~~~ The link at the top of this post has more details, and a list of judges ~~~
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    Here is the status . . .

    Applications for the essay contest have closed as of FEB. 28, 2021.

    All approved applications have been notified.

    Essays must be received by 5 p.m. PST August 1, 2021.

    Winners will be anounced November 1, 2021.

    A Message from the BICS CEO Robert T. Bigelow . . .

    Dear Applicants, Friends and People That Share Thoughts, Thank you so much! The number of responses has been very gratifying.

    Thank you to all of you who have sent your heart felt letters, emails to BICS and even gifts to myself during the application period. We truly appreciate your sincere correspondences, your intention to participate and/or to just tell us your “answers”.

    I would like to state that the BICS essay contest is not a reflection of whether I or BICS staff do or do not have our own personal opinions as to whether human consciousness survives bodily death. Of course, everyone has opinions. I personally believe human consciousness does survive, and it probably matters what you do with your life here.

    The purpose of the BICS essay contest is to generate research, discussion and stimulate debate. And perhaps in so doing, BICS may substantially broaden the amount of quality information available to you from a single website source.

    We at BICS anticipate that it may be difficult for the contest judges to pick out just fourteen winners due to the expected high quality contestants and number of essay applications BICS has received.

    Following the announcement of the fourteen winners on November 1, 2021, the BICS website will not only display the full content of the fourteen winning essays (each not to exceed 25,000 words), but also display the full content of many others that were judged to be high quality runners up. The volume of material could be extensive and thought provoking, hopefully, in a good way.

    We recognize that many individuals and organizations do not necessarily believe that human consciousness survives bodily death. BICS is simply attempting to generate debate and discussion and present arguments that may enlighten, or generate more discussion about this very important topic.

    With great appreciation, thank you again,

    Robert T. Bigelow

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    Nearly a year now . . . Information or news about this seems to have dried up!!!

    One would think there would be a bit of a lead up to the November 1, 2021 announcement of winners!!!

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    Announcement BICS Essay
    Contest November 1, 2021

    As of November 1, 2021 all BICS essay contest winners, runners up and honorable mentions have been informed that they have won prizes. Because BICS received such a large number of high quality essays an additional category of honorable mention winners has been created. Each honorable mention essay receives $20,000 per essay.

    Here is the pdf of the WINNING Essay in Robert Bigelow's (Bigelow Institute for Consciousness Studies) contest.


    Announced 01 Nov 2021 - Does CONSCIOUSNESS survive Bodily Death ?

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    Hi Everyone the winners and runners up essays are all available now...

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