Physics and Psychics: The Search for a World Beyond the Senses

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Buffalo : Prometheus Books, 1990 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 323 pages
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This book 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?

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User Review  - Raresh Vlad - Goodreads

Tad outdated but still a good compendium. Read full review

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User Review  - bke - LibraryThing

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


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Stenger is professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Hawaii.

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