Leaps of Faith: Science, Miracles, and the Search for Supernatural Consolation / Edition 1

Leaps of Faith: Science, Miracles, and the Search for Supernatural Consolation / Edition 1

by D. Dennett, Nicholas Humphrey
     
 

"Elegant and literate" -THE TIMES OF LONDON
"The kind of book that both skeptics and believers would do well to read"- SKEPTICAL INQUIRER
"An urbane, original, convincing rebuttal of paranormal and supernatural notions" -NEW SCIENTIST
"A lively, entertaining book... Humphrey has set himself a larger task than simply explaining why people believe in

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"Elegant and literate" -THE TIMES OF LONDON
"The kind of book that both skeptics and believers would do well to read"- SKEPTICAL INQUIRER
"An urbane, original, convincing rebuttal of paranormal and supernatural notions" -NEW SCIENTIST
"A lively, entertaining book... Humphrey has set himself a larger task than simply explaining why people believe in parapsychology: the task of explaining why it is irrational to believe in it."-NATURE

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387987200
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
06/04/1999
Edition description:
1999
Pages:
244
Sales rank:
1,401,142
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

That Hypothesis.- Who Needs It?- Preparing for the Best.- A Ministry of Science.- The Howling Storm.- Jam Today.- Another Think Coming.- Uncommon Sense.- The World of a Difference.- Breaking the Law.- Anything Goes?- Designed Too Far.- The Art of the Possible?- Behold the Man.- Into the Light.- P-K?- E-S-P?- Need You Ask.- Keeping the Faith.- Three Givens.- Being There.- Inside Stories.- On Good Authority.- It Stands to Reason.- Beyond the Limits.- Nothing for Free.- On the Wings of a Dove.- Notes.- Index.

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