2016 Dr. Vernon Neppe and Dr. Edward Close


Press Release:

Dr Vernon Neppe and Dr Edward Close awarded The Whiting Memorial Award for 2016.

Dr. Edward Close and Dr. Vernon Neppe were awarded the 2016 Whiting Memorial Award for “expanding boundaries of scientific understanding”. The Whiting Memorial Fund is a philanthropic fund administered by the International Society for Philosophical Enquiry (‘ISPE’) (www.thethousand.com) to “reward individuals and groups, whose accomplishments and goals exemplify the ideals of ISPE”. 

This international award is open to anyone worldwide in any discipline, and is given to a person/ persons or organization (outside or within ISPE) who typifies the ISPE ideal of “someone who strives to benefit society in general through advanced enquiry, original research and/or creative contributions, and who has demonstrated significant progress in these endeavors.”  ISPE’s only mission is “to attract the world’s most intellectually gifted individuals and hopefully direct their achievements for the betterment of all humankind.” ISPE advances no political, governmental, religious, race, gender, ethnic, activist or academic agenda. “This is what ISPE is all about: Making our world better by encouraging profound excellence”, emphasized Stephen Levin, the ISPE President. 

Drs. Close and Neppe have developed a new level of consciousness and have integrated it into our understanding of space and time.

Drs. Close and Neppe applied the empirical and theoretical findings of quantum physics, mathematical logic, philosophy, biology, psychology, and consciousness research to develop their theories,  but often it has been their creative jumps into the unknown that have been most important. Hundreds of scientists worldwide have examined and approved aspects of the Neppe-Close work.

The Whiting Prize,usually awarded to someone outside the Society,  has not been awarded to an ISPE member since 2008. The ISPE is a worldwide high ability organization where the only qualification for admission is an IQ measured at the 99.9th percentile on recognized standardized psychometric test of intelligence. In recognition of their contributions to society in general, Drs. Close and Neppe have each been elected Diplomates, ISPE highest elected rank of achievement in the Society .

For further information, see www.tddvp.com.