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Error and Eccentricity in Human Belief by Joseph Jastrow
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Jun 03, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: psychology
Recommended to Erik by: no one
Recommended for: high weirdness fans
Read in September, 2002 — I own a copy , read count: 1

I've spent so much time reading books and articles about parapsychology, UFOs, ESP and religion that occasionally it is prudent to read a debunker. Jastrow, prominent in the late nineteenth and first half of the twentieth centuries, produced a classic in the field back in 1935, covering such topics as Mesmerism, phrenology, automatic writing, past-lives, metempsychosis and the like from classic antiquity until his own day. The book is quite entertaining and far superior to the hack work of such contemporary debunkers as Philip Klass.
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