Science and Psychic Phenomena: The Fall of the House of Skeptics
A Paperback edition by Chris Carter in English (Feb 22, 2012)
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Short Description: A factual and conscientious argument against materialism's vehement denial of psi phenomena... Read more
A factual and conscientious argument against materialism's vehement denial of psi phenomena
? Explores the scandalous history of parapsychology since the scientific revolution of the 17th century
? Provides reproducible evidence from scientific research that telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and psychokinesis are real
? Shows that skepticism of psi phenomena is based more on a religion of materialism than on hard science
Reports of psychic abilities, such as telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and psychokinesis, date back to the beginning of recorded human history in all cultures. Documented, reproducible evidence exists that these abilities are real, yet the mainstream scientific community has vehemently denied the existence of psi phenomena for centuries. The battle over the reality of psi has carried on in scientific academies, courtrooms, scholarly journals, newspapers, and radio stations and has included scandals, wild accusations, ruined reputations, as well as bizarre characters on both sides of the debate. If true evidence exists, why then is the study of psi phenomena--parapsychology--so controversial? And why has the controversy lasted for centuries?
Exploring the scandalous history of parapsychology and citing decades of research, Chris Carter shows that, contrary to mainstream belief, replicable evidence of psi phenomena exists. The controversy over parapsychology continues not because ESP and other abilities cannot be verified but because their existence challenges deeply held worldviews more strongly rooted in religious and philosophical beliefs than in hard science. Carter reveals how the doctrine of materialism--in which nothing matters but matter--has become an infallible article of faith for many scientists and philosophers, much like the convictions of religious fundamentalists. Consequently, the possibility of psychic abilities cannot be tolerated because their existence would refute materialism and contradict a deeply ingrained ideology. By outlining the origin of this passionate debate, Carter calls on all open-minded individuals to disregard the church of skepticism and reach their own conclusions by looking at the vast body of evidence.
Science and Psychic Phenomena Paperback edition by Chris Carter
- Chris Carter
- Foreword by
- Rupert Sheldrake
- Inner Traditions Bear and Company
- Publication date
- Feb 22, 2012
- Product dimensions
- 152 x 229 x 25mm
Foreword by Rupert Sheldrake
The Nature of the Controversy
1 Origins of the Debate
2 The Modern Critics
3 The Historical Evidence
Is There Conclusive Experimental Evidence for Psi?
4 The Early Years
5 Psychokinesis: Mind over Matter
6 Telepathy: Silent Communication
7 The Great Ganzfeld Debate
8 The Research of the Skeptics
Would the Existence of Psi Contradict Established Science?
9 The Roots of Disbelief
10 Modern Science versus Classical Science
11 The "Extraordinary Claims" of Parapsychology
12 Psi and Physics
13 Toward a New Worldview
Is Parapsychology a Science?
14 The Impoverished State of Skepticism
15 The Nature of Science
16 The Scientific Status of Parapsychology
17 Hume's Argument Revisited
18 Paradigms and Parapsychology