The Hundredth Monkey

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The Hundredth Monkey

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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, scientific point of view. The penetrating and entertaining essays, many with timely postscripts, are grouped into nine categories:
- Understanding Human Need
- Examining Popular Claims

- Encouraging Critical Thinking
- Medical Controversies

- Evaluating the Anomalous Experience
- Astrology

- Considering Parapsychology
- Crashed Saucer Claims

- Controversies Within Science

Scientists and scholars discuss the burden of skepticism and the delicate balance between a creative openness to new ideas and the relentless scrutiny of new claims. A classic source book for scientifically responsible explanations of controversies, hoaxes, bizarre mysteries, and popular cultural myths.

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Kendrick Frazier (Albuquerque, NM) is editor of the Skeptical Inquirer, former editor of Science News, and the editor of four previous collections, including Encounters with the Paranormal and Science Confronts the Paranormal. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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The 44 essays in this collection originally appeared in the Skeptical Inquirer , published by the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP). Among the contributors are Carl Sagan, Isaac Asimov, Paul Kurtz, Martin Gardner, and Philip J. Klass. Their main purpose is not to debunk paranormal claims per se , but to examine them using a healthy dose of skepticism. However, even inveterate humanist Kurtz warns against skepticism becoming a new orthodoxy and exhorts diehard skeptics to give unorthodox claims a fair hearing. Sagan echoes Kurtz's view, calling for an "exquisite balance" between open-mindedness and skepticism. The book is divided into ten sections covering such topics as alien abduction and hypnosis, past life and hypnotic regression, miracles, firewalking, spontaneous human combustion, graphology, chiropractic, astrology, cold fusion, and crashed saucer claims. Essays on the human need to believe, ways to encourage critical thinking, and how to evaluate anomalous experiences are especially helpful in arguing the case for a skeptical approach to life. This challenging yet accessible compilation of readings on critical thinking offers a much-needed balance to books on "fringe" beliefs of all types. Highly recommended for most libraries, high school level on up.
- Gary D. Barber, SUNY at Fredonia Lib.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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