The roots of coincidence

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Hutchinson and Co. (Publishers) Ltd., 1972 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 159 pages
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Review: The Roots of Coincidence

User Review  - David Balfour - Goodreads

Some very silly stuff here. Koestler uses the fact that people are born with thicker skin on the soles of our feet as proof of Lamarckian inheritance. He doesn't consider that maybe it evolved because ... Read full review

Review: The Roots of Coincidence

User Review  - MR Dowsing - Goodreads

Koestler looks at the evidence for ESP, psychokinesis, telepathy, etc and suggests possible partial explanations. This involves a brain-hurting chapter on atomic physics and quantum theory, Jung ... Read full review


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Born in Budapest in 1905, educated in Vienna, Arthur Koestler immersed himself in the major ideological and social conflicts of his time. A communist during the 1930s, and visitor for a time in the Soviet Union, he became disillusioned with the Party and left it in 1938. Later that year in Spain, he was captured by the Fascist forces under Franco, and sentenced to death. Released through the last-minute intervention of the British government, he went to France where, the following year, he again was arrested for his political views. Released in 1940, he went to England, where he made his home. His novels, reportage, autobiographical works, and political and cultural writings established him as an important commentator on the dilemmas of the 20th century. He died in 1983.

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