Extra Sensory

Extra Sensory

The Science and Pseudoscience of Telepathy and Other Powers of the Mind

Book - 2013
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Examines whether ESP, telekinesis, and other seemingly supernatural abilities are actual talents or manifestations of fantasy, documenting the research of scientists while assessing the possible physical mechanisms for ESP.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781250019066
1250019060
Branch Call Number: 133.8 CLE
Characteristics: 308 p. ; 22 cm.

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alitecky
Mar 31, 2016

The author presents an open-minded examination of the realm of extrasensory events. He frames his survey in the scientific method with rigorous set up of procedure, repeatable results, statistical likelihood, and respect for known laws of the physical world. What undermines this scrutiny is a wholesale acceptance of theoretical physics: for example, string theory cited as an explanation of an event. Basing credibility on one kind of (highly intellectualized) mathematical language and discounting experience because a terminology and rule-set have not been created is a bias in itself. Fraud serves no one, but a rigorous scientific groupthink demanding a lot of assumed ideas is also a kind of deception.

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