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Physics and psychics : the search for a world beyond the senses

Author: Victor J Stenger
Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, ©1990.
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This book critically examines theories of a transcendent reality in terms of all that is currently known about matter at its most fundamental level. Victor J. Stenger gives a provocative, often amusing history of psychic research and occult beliefs, offering a convincing rebuttal to those who attempt to link physics to mystical truths. Stenger examines a number of well-known paranormal claims and shows how they can  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stenger, Victor J., 1935-
Physics and psychics.
Buffalo, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, ©1990
(OCoLC)607715493
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victor J Stenger
ISBN: 087975575X 9780879755751
OCLC Number: 22207643
Description: 323 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Supernova Shelton, supermind, and the supernatural --
The standard model and the search for anomalies --
Doing the devil's job --
From magic to science --
Is there a mystical path to a world beyond? --
On the matter of mind --
Searching for the spirit --
Psience --
Harmonica virgins --
The spooks of quantum mechanics --
Thought waves and the energies of consciousness --
The broken whole --
Emergence --
Removing the yoke.
Responsibility: Victor J. Stenger.
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This book critically examines theories of a transcendent reality in terms of all that is currently known about matter at its most fundamental level. Victor J. Stenger gives a provocative, often amusing history of psychic research and occult beliefs, offering a convincing rebuttal to those who attempt to link physics to mystical truths. Stenger examines a number of well-known paranormal claims and shows how they can be explained without resorting to supernatural or psychic hypotheses. Discussing quantum theory and relativity, he demonstrates that these concepts actually invalidate paranormal claims and that there is no scientific basis for a universe other than one composed of observable matter. The human species has always lived under the assumption that supernatural forces determine destiny. Can our lives retain meaning when this assumption seems unfounded?

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