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The Hundredth Monkey and Other Paradigms of the Paranormal: A Skeptical Inquirer Collection
"The Hundredth Monkey" takes its title from philosopher Ron Amundson's expose of the "Hundredth Monkey Phenomenon", a claim about collective consciousness. Forty-three essays by thirty-nine authors, including Isaac Asmov, Martin Gardner, Carl Sagan, Ray Hyman, Paul Kurtz, and James Randi, examine aspects of paranormal and fringe-science beliefs from an authoritative, scien ...more
Paperback, 414 pages
Published June 1st 1991 by Prometheus Books
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I didn't read all of the essays in this collection of articles about re-examination of paranormal and pseudo-scientific research, but what I did read was generally very interesting and eye-opening. As someone of a scientific bent myself, I was delighted to see the tone of examination - some would call it skeptical, some would call it 'based on examination of sound scientific method' - applied to research carried out into a number of famous phenomena. Some essays seemed a little personal in their ...more