Physics and Psychics

Physics and Psychics The astonishing discoveries made by modern physics imploding black holes ghost like quarks and the odd rules governing quantum mechanics have transformed our image of the physical world A growing nu

  • Title: Physics and Psychics
  • Author: Victor J. Stenger
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 351
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  • The astonishing discoveries made by modern physics imploding black holes, ghost like quarks, and the odd rules governing quantum mechanics have transformed our image of the physical world A growing number of writers assert that such discoveries also demonstrate the existence of a nonphysical, spiritual world, a world that permits a wide variety of paranormal and psychThe astonishing discoveries made by modern physics imploding black holes, ghost like quarks, and the odd rules governing quantum mechanics have transformed our image of the physical world A growing number of writers assert that such discoveries also demonstrate the existence of a nonphysical, spiritual world, a world that permits a wide variety of paranormal and psychic phenomena.What exactly has physics shown us Is there a world that transcends the sphere of the senses Millions throughout history have thought so, but the existence of such a world is still accepted on faith alone The tools of science have revealed no proof of spirits, ghosts, or supernatural phenomena.Physics and Psychics critically examines theories of a transcendent reality in terms of all that is currently known about matter at its most fundamental level Victor J Stenger gives a provocative, often amusing history of psychic research and occult beliefs, offering a convincing rebuttal to those who attempt to link physics to mystical truths Stenger examines a number of well known paranormal claims and shows how they can be explained without resorting to supernatural or psychic hypotheses Discussing quantum theory and relativity, he demonstrates that these concepts actually invalidate paranormal claims and that there is no scientific basis for a universe other than one composed of observable matter.The human species has always lived under the assumption that supernatural forces determine destiny Can our lives retain meaning when this assumption seems unfounded Writes Stenger The supernatural has been a yoke on the neck of humanity since we first began to think and dream The tools of science provide the wherewithal to be guided not by a world beyond the senses but by the power of the intellect hence, they have given us freedom to live and act according to the fullest knowledge about the world Stenger s vivid depiction of physics research provides a fitting culmination to this powerful book.

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  • Victor J. Stenger

    Victor John Stenger was an American particle physicist, outspoken atheist and author, active in philosophy and popular religious skepticism.He published 13 books for general audiences on physics, quantum mechanics, cosmology, philosophy, religion, atheism, and pseudoscience He popularized the phrase Science flies you to the moon Religion flies you into buildings.

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  • After a quick introduction to modern physics, Stenger describes some of the foremost investigations into paranormal phenomena. Science experiments must be repeatable by more than one investigator, in order to gain validity. Stenger shows that most paranormal experiments have not been replicated, and so they are subject to severe criticism. The most interesting aspect of this book, is how the author shows that many of these paranormal phenomena, if shown to be true, are quite at odds with modern [...]


  • Victor J. Stenger was a physicist who wrote many books about the conflict between modern science and claims of believers in the paranormal or supernatural. In Physics and PsychicsVictor J. StengerPhysics and Psychics, Stenger points out the many fallacies in the assumptions, methods of investigation and analysis of data committed by those who propose that the supernatural and paranormal are legitimate foundations for accepting as real such claims as clairvoyance, psychokinesis, auras, cosmically [...]


  • interesting but a bit laden with quantum mechanics circa early 1990's. for which I'm grateful since I'm way behind the physics curve these days. Consciousness, the natural, the paranatural, the supernaturalwe are so disconnected from the real world as it is,I really did like the notion of keeping the requirement of locality and not reality (belying how much philosophy remains in science) and in the notion that information and information theory are importantd the concept that sufficiently comple [...]


  • I found this book in a rual library in the bin. As in, rubbish bin. It's a gem. The title suggests a book perhaps promotional of pseudoscience. Expecting something like Velikovsky or Fomenko, I was pleasantly suprised by this very accessable debunking of all things 'paranormal'. As well grounded as the best old fashioned physics textbook.Goes great with Sagan. Don't know if it's still in print.




  • Physicist Victor Stenger shows how the laws of Physics rule out psychic abilities. No, abuse of Quantum Mechanics allowed.


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