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Extrasensory Perception, Near-Death Experiences, and the Limits of Scientific Knowledge

Description: Article discussing the following issue: If mental state can influence the external world, or if alternate dimensions of reality are accessible only in certain mental states, then important aspects of the universe are unknowable with current scientific tools. Near-death studies suggest that both those conditions may occur. Thus the exploration of NDE-like phenomena requires a radically new scientific paradigm.
Date: Autumn 1990
Creator: Becker, Carl B.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Over My Dead Body There Is an Ideal Utopia: Comments on Kellehear's Paper

Description: Article examining the logical implications and philosophical possibilities of a utopian realm, and coming to three conclusions. First, the realms described by near-death experiencers (NDErs), if taken at face value, are far from utopian. Second, any truly utopian postmortem society is so far removed from our present world as to be morally irrelevant to our own. And third, only an ideational postmortem utopia, of the sort exemplified by Pure Land Buddhist theology, can avoid both the non-utopian nature of NDErs' descriptions and the irrelevance of postmortem utopias.
Date: Winter 1991
Creator: Becker, Carl B.
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Philosopher's View of Near-Death Research

Description: Article summarizing some trends and issues raised by a review of recent articles in the Journal of Near-Death Studies
Date: Autumn 1995
Creator: Becker, Carl B.
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Quarter Century of Nuclear Waste Management in Japan

Description: This paper is entitled ''A QUARTER CENTURY OF NUCLEAR WASTE MANAGEMENT IN JAPAN''. Since the first statement on the strategy for radioactive waste management in Japan was made by the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) in 1976, a quarter century has passed, in which much experience has been accumulated both in technical and social domains. This paper looks back in this 25-year history of radioactive waste management in Japan by highlighting activities related to high-level radioactive waste (HLW) disposal.
Date: February 25, 2002
Creator: Masuda, S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oral History -- Cheryl Hall

Description: This article is a short biography of journalist Cheryl Hall describing her childhood -- including a period of time soon after World War II when her family lived in Japan -- as well as her education and hightlights from her career. Hall also talks about her perspectives and advice regarding the journalism field, and her plans for the future.
Date: December 4, 2018
Creator: Poteet, Maddison; Sarder, Sarah; Booth, Megan & Matthew, Sarah
Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism

Current Status and Reclamation Plan of Former Uranium Mining and Milling Facilities at Ningyo-Toge in Japan

Description: The Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Institute (JNC) conducted research and development projects on uranium exploration in Japan from 1956 to 1987. Several mine facilities, such as waste rock yards and a mill tailing pond, were retained around Ningyo-toge after the projects ended. Although there is no legal issue in the mine in accordance with related law and agreements at present, JNC has a notion that it is important to reduce the burden of waste management on future generations. Thus, the Ningyo-toge Environmental Engineering Center of JNC proposed a reclamation plan for these facilities with fundamental policy, an example of safety analysis and timetables. The plan has mainly three phases: Phase I is the planning stage, and this paper corresponds to this: Phase II is the stage to perform various tests for safety analysis and site designing: Phase III is the stage to accomplish measures. Preliminarily safety analyses suggested that our supposed cover designs for both waste rock and m ill tailing are enough to keep dose limit of 1mSv/y at site boundaries. The plan is primarily based on the Japanese Mine Safety Law, also refers to ICRP recommendations, IAEA reports, measures implemented overseas, etc. because this is the first case in Japan. For the accomplishment of this plan, it is important to establish a close relationship with local communities and governments, and to maintain a policy of open-to-public.
Date: February 27, 2003
Creator: Sato, Kazuhiko & Tokizawa, Takayuki
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department