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The New Age: Notes of a Fringe Watcher

Gardner, Martin

 This is the latest collection of Martin Gardner's writings reprinted from publications such as Discover, New York Review of Books, New York Times, Skeptical Inquirer, and others published from 1984 through 1987. Gardner has added forewords and/or afterwords to most of the chapters in order to update the information, provide background, or to include responses from his critics. Only a fraction of the book is on parapsychology, and only a fraction of that is on what parapsychologists call parapsychology, but Gardner is always fun to read, whatever the topic. Some of the relevant pieces are Randi's "Project Alpha," Margaret Mead and parapsychology, the Koestler Chair, Russell Targ, SRI research with Uri Geller, psychic surgery, D.D. Home, PK (he calls it "Psycho-krap"), and the "channeling mania."
Publisher Information:Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books, 1988. 273p. 19 figures; 25 illustrations; Name index: 265-273
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