Research: Center for Frontier Sciences (What’s Going
On At Temple University?)
The history of science has shown repeatedly that many of the most important
scientific discoveries have been initially disregarded. Thus, scientists
working at the forfront of knowledge face
considerable obstacles. With this in mind, Temple University
established the Center for Frontier Sciences in 1987.
In l988 Dr. Beverly Rubik
relocated to Philadelphia
to become founding director of the Center. The Center facilitated global
information exchange, networking, and education on frontier issues of science
and medicine. Two important foci of the Center were alternative/complementary
medicine and the matter-mind-spirit interrelationship. The Center was the first
of its kind in the world linked to a major university and spawned sister
centers at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico and
the University of Milano, Italy. A
journal, Frontier Perspectives, was
founded in 1990 by Rubik and was published and distributed semi-annually to
over 3,500 affiliates of the Center in 58 countries.
The Center hosted free
public lectures, and International Roundtable Meetings and Proceedings.
Luminary members and lecturers included David Bohm, Gerald Edelman, Roger
Penrose, Karl Pribram, Sir John Eccles, Herbert Froehlich, Larry Dossey, and Robert Jahn.
In late 1995 Dr. Rubik left Temple University
to continue her work as an independent scholar and consultant and founded the
Institute for Frontier Science, a nonprofit corporation.
In 1998, a prominent representative of
authoritarian science (scientism), Martin Gardner, published the article What’s Going On At Temple University?
in the Sept-Oct 1998 issue of Skeptical
recent years Temple
University, a distinguished
coeducational institution in Philadelphia,
has become a center for the promulgation of some of the wildest aspects of
pseudoscience. It all began in 1986 when Richard J. Fox, chairman of Temple’s board of trustees, met with some fringe
scientists in London.
He became impressed by their difficulties in getting work published that went
beyond ‘mainstream paradigms.’ ‘Paradigm’ is still a favorite buzzword of
maverick scientists and those who write about them.”
Although Frontier Perspectives is still apparently being published under auspices of the Center for Frontier Sciences, Temple University, no mention is made of this center in the list of “Centers” at the Temple University home page: http://www.temple.edu/academics/centers.htm
Issues appear to be available only in archives or through collections ie;
THE CENTER FOR FRONTIER SCIENCES AT TEMPLE UNIVERSITY
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY STATEMENT, in courier font, with traditional contact information appears on the Cavendish Lab, University of Cambridge UK website: