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

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

byNicholas Humphrey

Paperback | June 22, 1999

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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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Title:Leaps of Faith: Science, Miracles, and the Search for Supernatural ConsolationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.27 inPublished:June 22, 1999Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387987207

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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