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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent appraisal of the temptations of 'faith', February 22, 2000
This review is from: The Transcendental Temptation (Paperback)
I spent last weekend reading Dr. Kurtz's book, with a very different impression from that of "infaithreborn". Contrary to that reviewer's conclusions below, Kurtz does not focus merely on "fundamentalist" Christians, but on all those who ignore empirical evidence and logic in constructing a supernatural worldview. "Infaithreborn" and others who defend 'nonfundamentalist' Christianity and mysticism should make clearer assertions of what, in fact, they DO believe. Kurtz does not claim that the scientific method has left the world without mysteries, only that it is the best tool we have for dispelling ignorance. In this he joins Carl Sagan and Isaac Asimov, although he is more forthright in his consideration of the possible origins of the Moses and Jesus and Mormon (Joseph Smith) myths. An insightful, courageous contribution to the field of the objective study of religious behavior.
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Initial post: Feb 2, 2013 10:39:07 AM PST
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J Doyle says:
"Those who ignore empirical evidence" indeed includes the reductionists, the materialists. For instance, there has been a wealth of meta-studies showing that psi exists, including the Ganzfeld studies. See Dean Radin in The Conscious Universe. This evidence is ignored by the priests of Scientism who proclaim themselves as 'empiricists'. Hardly! These 'objective' researchers will spend 5 minutes on a 'skeptic' website quickly agreeing with the 1 reviewer that disagreed with the study, ignoring the 7 who agreed. They will ignore the evidence as there is no 'mechanism' that could account for it. That is not the way true science proceeds.

William James, after 20 years of testing medium Lenora Piper, said that the evidence she showed of psi would 'hang a man 20 times over'. Reality is much more than the 'nothing but' folks will ever see- science progresses one funeral at a time!
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