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

Paperback | June 22, 1999

Preface byD. Dennett

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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

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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...

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How many of us believe in telepathy? Or in ghosts? Or in the power of prayer? In this provocative and disturbing book Nicholas Humphrey discusses why so many still cling, like children seeking reassurance, to belief in supernatural forces: an immaterial soul, universal connectedness, and life after death. Using a novel approach, the '...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0 inPublished:June 22, 1999Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387987207

ISBN - 13:9780387987200

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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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"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