The Hundredth Monkey and Other Paradigms of the Paranormal: A Skeptical Inquirer Collection

The Hundredth Monkey and Other Paradigms of the Paranormal: A Skeptical Inquirer Collection

by Kendrick Frazier
     
 

ISBN-10: 0879756551

ISBN-13: 9780879756550

Pub. Date: 06/28/1991

Publisher: Prometheus Books

The Hundredth Monkey takes its title from philosopher Ron Amundson's expose of the "Hundredth Monkey Phenomenon," a claim about collective consciousness. Forty-three essays by thirty-nine authors, including Isaac Asmov, Martin Gardner, Carl Sagan, Ray Hyman, Paul Kurtz, and James Randi, examine aspects of paranormal and fringe-science beliefs from an authoritative,

Overview

The Hundredth Monkey takes its title from philosopher Ron Amundson's expose of the "Hundredth Monkey Phenomenon," a claim about collective consciousness. Forty-three essays by thirty-nine authors, including Isaac Asmov, Martin Gardner, Carl Sagan, Ray Hyman, Paul Kurtz, and James Randi, examine aspects of paranormal and fringe-science beliefs from an authoritative, scientific point of view. The penetrating and entertaining essays, many with timely postscripts, are grouped into nine categories:

- Understanding Human Need
- Examining Popular Claims

- Encouraging Critical Thinking
- Medical Controversies

- Evaluating the Anomalous Experience
- Astrology

- Considering Parapsychology
- Crashed Saucer Claims

- Controversies Within Science

Scientists and scholars discuss the burden of skepticism and the delicate balance between a creative openness to new ideas and the relentless scrutiny of new claims. A classic source book for scientifically responsible explanations of controversies, hoaxes, bizarre mysteries, and popular cultural myths.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879756550
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
06/28/1991
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.32(h) x 0.86(d)

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