20 Dec 2012, 05:02
NinjaPuppy wrote:Alexander1304 wrote:But there ARE books of that period and earlier thar are quoted to up-to- date. I believe good books/ideas stand test of time. C.Ducasse book was of 1961, C.D Broad of 1962. And the most famous anti-survival book of E.Dodds "Why I do not believe in survival" is dated to 1934 and quoted in contemporary books a lot, in both A.Gauld and S.Braude
I'd assume it's due to popular belief and any follow up works by the authors. Good writing does stand the test of time but the popularity of the subject matter ebbs and flows.
The other book that you mentioned by Alan Gauld seems very similar, so maybe Dommeyer's book was a simple cash in for him on something that might pay a few bills.
20 Dec 2012, 05:12
Alexander1304 wrote:If by "popularity" You mean ESP,then I'd say it is VERY popular today int parapsychology,though attacked endlessly by randis/shermers.
Alexander1304 wrote:I'd say that popularity of ESP in 60s was very high due to J.Rhine's work. So,no, I'd say good book on Survival/ESP would not be unnoticed. But perhaps the main point here should be that it is not important that it was written by Dommeyer or someon else. They are all typical ESP arguments, no matter who is the author.The reast just the matter of preference
20 Dec 2012, 05:24
20 Dec 2012, 06:27
Alexander1304 wrote:Well,F.C.Dommeyer definetely had nothing to do with TV shows. And You are not familiar with J.Rhine's works? It was the major work on parapsychology by then!
Alexander1304 wrote:But again - no treatment of "drop-ins", ant the supposition that skills can be acquired by ESP from living is beyond me.
Alexander1304 wrote:Also C.Carter rightly says - how is that possible to acquire data from some books,objects and then impersonify it into the "spirit"?
Also,the book is definetely on-sided,unlike C.D.Broad,A.Gauld and S.Braude. "survival hypothesis"is all bad,and "esp" hypothesis is all good,without any critical approach to esp hypothesis
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(3) the survival hypothesis, i.e., that mediums are actually in communication with the dis-carnate minds of persons who formerly lived on earth;
(4) the hypothesis that ESP is able to explain all the "spirit-communication" data associated with mediumistic activity; that there are no discarnate minds; that the phenomena are created by human beings in ways which even their creators do not understand.
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