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Parapsychology and the Skeptics

This looks great: Parapsychology and the Skeptics is a new book from Chris Carter which takes a deeper look at the ongoing battle between psi researchers and the ‘skeptics’ (a loose and imprecise word to describe the group as a whole). The website lists the table of contents, as well as some free content to whet your appetite, including Rupert Sheldrake’s Foreword and the book’s Introduction (there is also a downloadable PDF with samples from throughout the book). From Sheldrake’s Foreword:

This is an important book. It deals with one of the most significant and enduring fault-lines in science and philosophy. For well over a century, there have been strongly divided opinions about the existence of psychic phenomena such as telepathy. The passions aroused by this argument are quite out of proportion to the phenomena under dispute. They stem from deeply held world-views and belief systems. They also raise fundamental questions about the nature of science itself. This debate, and the present state of parapsychology are brilliantly summarized in this book. Chris Carter puts his argument in a well-documented historical context, without which the present controversies make no sense.

If you’re interested in purchasing the book, head over to and get yourself a copy (I am).