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I wouldn't have minded if the book had been interesting, but it wasn't.
To go through some of them: Occam's razor (the simplest answer is most likely to be right) is merely a study in probabilities, not an answer to anything.
Nickell also displays (again, in this particular book) an astonishing lack of intellectual honesty.
When I purchased Joe Nickell’s The Science of Ghosts, I had no knowledge of the author or his previous body of work. Read morePublished 10 months ago by crg80
The description says "Taking neither a credulous nor a dismissive approach, this first-of-its-kind book... Read morePublished 14 months ago by H. L. ARLEDGE
As others have said: annoying due to a self-important author (intrudes himself regarding accomplishments, relationships, etc. Read morePublished 16 months ago by A. Moss
I recieved "The Science of Ghosts" as a gift, as I am interested in the field. However I was greatly disappointed in the lack of science in the work. Read morePublished on February 9, 2013 by William Mayor
Joe Nickell is an abject fool. Though he claims to approach each situation fairly and without bias, it is crystal-clear that he approaches through the glasses of, "I'm absolutely... Read morePublished on October 5, 2012 by Bruce D. Wilner
Joe Nickell's book is very good. It presents a skeptical, yet open minded account of ghost investigation. It is important to emphasize that Mr. Read morePublished on September 26, 2012 by Tiger Ridge
Contradictory to what some of the other reviewers posted, this is an excellent book. Unlike people who believe off of the bat, Nickell investigates these matters to see if there is... Read morePublished on September 5, 2012 by A. Scott
Joe Nickel seems to have made a nice living for himself, churning out pot-boilers debunking ghosts.
Nothing wrong with that, I suppose, but his methods are less than... Read more