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York 1980. Fox, Oliver, Astral Projection, University Books, New York 1962.
Frazier, K. (ed.), Paranormal Borderlands of Science, Prometheus, Buffalo NY
Author: Eric Lord
Category: Parapsychology and science
Speculations about paranormal phenomena and how they might be reconciled with modern scientific knowledge.
was beginning to have some negative consequences for education and science
and society at large . ... A companion volume , Paranormal Borderlands of Science , consists of articles published in the first five years , 1976 - 1981 .
In Exploring the Paranormal: Perspectives on Belief and Experience, edited by
George Zollschan, John Schumaker, and Greg Walsh. New York: Avery
Publishing, 1989. Frazier, Kendrick, ed. Paranormal Borderlands of Science.
Author: Chris Carter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A factual and conscientious argument against materialism’s vehement denial of psi phenomena • Explores the scandalous history of parapsychology since the scientific revolution of the 17th century • Provides reproducible evidence from scientific research that telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and psychokinesis are real • Shows that skepticism of psi phenomena is based more on a religion of materialism than on hard science Reports of psychic abilities, such as telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and psychokinesis, date back to the beginning of recorded human history in all cultures. Documented, reproducible evidence exists that these abilities are real, yet the mainstream scientific community has vehemently denied the existence of psi phenomena for centuries. The battle over the reality of psi has carried on in scientific academies, courtrooms, scholarly journals, newspapers, and radio stations and has included scandals, wild accusations, ruined reputations, as well as bizarre characters on both sides of the debate. If true evidence exists, why then is the study of psi phenomena--parapsychology--so controversial? And why has the controversy lasted for centuries? Exploring the scandalous history of parapsychology and citing decades of research, Chris Carter shows that, contrary to mainstream belief, replicable evidence of psi phenomena exists. The controversy over parapsychology continues not because ESP and other abilities cannot be verified but because their existence challenges deeply held worldviews more strongly rooted in religious and philosophical beliefs than in hard science. Carter reveals how the doctrine of materialism--in which nothing matters but matter--has become an infallible article of faith for many scientists and philosophers, much like the convictions of religious fundamentalists. Consequently, the possibility of psychic abilities cannot be tolerated because their existence would refute materialism and contradict a deeply ingrained ideology. By outlining the origin of this passionate debate, Carter calls on all open-minded individuals to disregard the church of skepticism and reach their own conclusions by looking at the vast body of evidence.
Space , Time , and the Paranormal Other Like parapsychologists and New Agers
, skeptics also use spatial and temporal metaphors to situate their Other in the "
there and then . " For example , in the introduction to Paranormal Borderlands of
Author: David J. Hess
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Category: Literary Criticism
In Science in the New Age, David Hess explores ideologies of the paranormal in the United States. He offers a map of the labyrinth of views put forward by parapsychologists and skeptical debunkers, spirit channelers and crystal healers, Hollywood poltergeist scripts, and prophets of the New Age. Adopting a cultural perspective, Hess moves beyond the question of who is right or wrong to the cultural politics of how each group constructs its own boundaries of true and false knowledge. Hess begins by looking at each group's unique version of knowledge, science, and religion and at its story about the other groups. Comparing the various discourses, texts, writers, and groups as cultures, he shows how skeptics, parapsychologists, and New Agers may disagree vehemently with each other, but end up sharing many rhetorical strategies, metaphors, models, values, and cultural categories. Furthermore, he argues, their shared “paraculture” has a great deal in common with the larger culture of the United States. The dialogue on the paranormal, Hess concludes, has as much to do with gender, power, and cultural values as it does with spirits, extrasensory perception, and crystal healing.
Science, Knowledge, and Belief Kendrick Frazier ... previous three are The
Hundredth Monkey and Other Paradigms of the Paranormal ( 1991 ) , Science
Confronts the Paranormal ( 1986 ) , and Paranormal Borderlands of Science (
1981 ) .
Paranormal Borderlands of Science , Prometheus Press , Buffalo , NY , pp . 46–
59 . Bainbridge , W. S .: 1979 , Fall , ' In Search of Delusion : Television
Pseudodocumentaries ' , The Skeptical Inquirer 4 , 33-39 . Baumel , H. and
Berger , J. J ...
Author: John K. Gilbert
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Udvalgte artikler fra 1985-2005, fordelt på 8 temaer: The relationship between science and science education ; Aims of the formal science curriculum and the needs of the students ; Science education in the formal curriculum ; Assessment in formal science education ; Teaching in science education ; Learning in science education ; The conceptual development of students in science education ; The professional development of science teachers
Roger Highfield , “ The Hypnotic State Remains a Phenomenon That Divides the
Experts , ” Daily Telegraph , August 15 , 1998 . 28 . Quoted in Kenneth Frazier ,
ed . , Paranormal Borderlands of Science . Buffalo , NY : Prometheus Books ...
Author: Patricia D. Netzley
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Discusses paranormal phenomena including psychic connections, predicting the future, the mind/body connection, spirits, sprites, aliens, and faith healing.
The one emphasised by the researchers and their supporters is that it challenges
the basic belief of orthodox scientists ... H. M. the Scientific Investigation of Claims
of the Paranormal Borderlands of Science edited Collins and T. J. Pinch are ...
Astronomical Resources Scientific Responses to Pseudoscience Related to
Astronomy An Annotated Bibliography Few things ... Frazier , K. Paranormal Borderlands of Science ( 1981 , Prometheus Books ) ; Science Confronts the
SCIENCE CONFRONTS THE PARANORMAL – Continued " Clearly there is a
great public interest in such paranormal ... is informative and fascinating and a
worthy successor to Frazier ' s Paranormal Borderlands of Science [ BRD 1982 ) .
Excerpts from and citations to reviews of more than 8,000 books each year, drawn from coverage of 109 publications. Book Review Digest provides citations to and excerpts of reviews of current juvenile and adult fiction and nonfiction in the English language. Reviews of the following types of books are excluded: government publications, textbooks, and technical books in the sciences and law. Reviews of books on science for the general reader, however, are included. The reviews originate in a group of selected periodicals in the humanities, social sciences, and general science published in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. - Publisher.
WORLD SKEPTICS CONGRESS CSICOP Announces Creation of presenting
fringe science as real science . ... Sightings , as well The establishment of a new
Council for Media Integrity was as new programs such as Paranormal Borderlands ...
George Abell is the author of several astronomy textbooks , and coeditor of
Science and the Paranormal in which you will find many essays by fellows of
CSICOP . Kendrick Frazier wrote Our turbulent Sun , and edited Paranormal Borderlands ...
Paranormal Borderlands of Science . Amherst , N . Y . : Prometheus Books . -
1986 . Science Confronts the Paranormal . Amherst , N . Y . : Prometheus Books .
Frazier , K . , and J . Randi . 1981 – 82 . “ Prediction after the Fact : Lessons of the
Author: Terence Hines
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Television, the movies, and computer games fill the minds of their viewers with a daily staple of fantasy, from tales of UFO landings, haunted houses, and communication with the dead to claims of miraculous cures by gifted healers or breakthrough treatments by means of fringe medicine. The paranormal is so ubiquitous in one form of entertainment or another that many people easily lose sight of the distinction between the real and the imaginary, or they never learn to make the distinction in the first place. In this thorough review of pseudoscience and the paranormal in contemporary life, psychologist Terence Hines teaches readers how to carefully evaluate all such claims in terms of scientific evidence.Hines devotes separate chapters to psychics; life after death; parapsychology; astrology; UFOs; ancient astronauts, cosmic collisions, and the Bermuda Triangle; faith healing; and more. New to this second edition are extended sections on psychoanalysis and pseudopsychologies, especially recovered memory therapy, satanic ritual abuse, facilitated communication, and other questionable psychotherapies. There are also new chapters on alternative medicine, which is now marketed in our drug stores, and on environmental pseudoscience, with special emphasis on the evidence that certain technologies like cell phones or environmental agents like asbestos cause cancer.Finally, Hines discusses the psychological causes for belief in the paranormal despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. This valuable, highly interesting, and completely accessible analysis critiques the whole range of current paranormal claims.Terence M. Hines (Pleasantville, NY) is professor of psychology at Pace University, and the author of the first edition of Pseudoscience and the Paranormal.
STAR ATLASES , SKY GUIDES , AND SKY LORE Interstellar Communications :
Scientific Perspectives . ... Discussions of the scientific possibilities of
communicating with extraterrestrial civilizations . ... Paranormal Borderlands of Science .
areas of science . The book is edited by Kendrick Frazier , who was also the
editor of Paranormal Borderlands of Science , a collection of writings from the first
five years of the Skeptical Inquirer . Part I of the book , entitled “ Assessing Claims
... 1980 ) ; Martin Gardner's Science : Good , Bad , and Bogus ( Prometheus
Books , 1981 ) ; Singer's Science and the Paranormal ( Charles Scribners Sons ,
1981 ) ; Kendrick Frazier's Paranormal Borderlands of Science ( Prometheus
Paranormal Borderlands of Science . 1981 , Prometheus Books . Science
Confronts the Paranormal . 1986 , Prometheus Books . The One Hundredth
Monkey and Other Paradigms of the Paranormal . 1991 , Prometheus Books .
Anthologies of ...
Author: Michael G. Gibbs
Publisher: Astronomical Society of the pacific
"Endorsed by the United Nations, UNESCO, and the International Astronomical Union, 2009 is designated as the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) and provides a year to celebrate and reflect on 400 years of changing perspectives of the universe. In conjunction with the American Astronomical Society (AAS), the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) convened an IYA symposium and series of workshops at the AAS summer meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, from May 31 to June 4, 2008. During this conference, astronomy and space science professionals gathered to share ideas and plans, forge connections and collaborations, and organize their efforts to make 2009 a singular year for advancing astronomy awareness and education. This volume contains the content of the meeting, plus an additional resource section. It serves as a reference to aid those involved in the IYA as they make professional connections, access resources, and maximize their efforts to encourage the world's citizens to look up and discover anew the universe around us. The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), founded in 1889, increases the understanding and appreciation of astronomy by engaging scientists, educators, enthusiasts and the public to advance science and science literacy. Visit www.astrosociety.org for additional information regarding the ASP and how you can join the Society and support the cause of improving science literacy."--Publisher's website.