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Exposed!

Ouija, Firewalking, and Other Gibberish

Henri Broch
foreword by Georges Charpak
translated by Bart K. Holland

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From horoscopes to telekinesis to the Shroud of Turin, much of what is popularly accepted as a mystical or paranormal phenomenon is, in fact, bunk. Henri Broch’s charged deconstruction of these and other acts reveals the hucksterism of pseudoscience.

Broch provides a scientific explanation for what many accept as supernatural or psychic. He explains how some tricks, such as bending silverware with the mind, actually work. He details plausible, scientifically grounded alternative explanations for others, such as dowsing, which is the practice of finding by nonscientific means hidden veins of…

From horoscopes to telekinesis to the Shroud of Turin, much of what is popularly accepted as a mystical or paranormal phenomenon is, in fact, bunk. Henri Broch’s charged deconstruction of these and other acts reveals the hucksterism of pseudoscience.

Broch provides a scientific explanation for what many accept as supernatural or psychic. He explains how some tricks, such as bending silverware with the mind, actually work. He details plausible, scientifically grounded alternative explanations for others, such as dowsing, which is the practice of finding by nonscientific means hidden veins of water, gems, metals, and other materials under the earth. Broch's hands-on experiments demystify the mysterious and explain the inexplicable.

Featuring a foreword by Nobel laureate Georges Charpak and translated from French by Bart K. Holland, this persuasively argued and firmly scientific book exposes some of history's most persistent bamboozling. Be forewarned, you may never be taken in again!

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What stands out in this book is that Broch allows the facts of his arguments to impress on their own, and they are impressive. Moreover, readers will be wowed by what he has dug up.

Backed up by easily understood charts and diagrams, Exposed! is witty but substantial science for the layman.

Offers some great material for conversation!

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Trim Size
6
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9
Pages
168
ISBN
9780801892462
Illustration Description
35 halftones, 19 line drawings
Table of Contents

Foreword: Charlatanism or Science: Which Will Prevail?
Introduction
1. Dowsing
Sticks That Move on Their Own
Brilliant Waves
Unconscious Movements?
Dowsing and Waterwheels
2. Become Clairvoyant
Extrasensory

Foreword: Charlatanism or Science: Which Will Prevail?
Introduction
1. Dowsing
Sticks That Move on Their Own
Brilliant Waves
Unconscious Movements?
Dowsing and Waterwheels
2. Become Clairvoyant
Extrasensory Perception
Psychokinesis
Perception at a Distance
Hypnosis and Telepathy
Clairvoyance
Musculokinesis
3. How to Recognize Deceptive Techniques in Argument
The Circularity Technique
The Snowball Technique
The Escalation Technique
The "Little Streams" Effect
Accounting and Errors
4. Cast Your Horoscope
Quiet Please, Turning in Progress!
Serpentarius
Laplanders without Horoscopes?
Whom to Believe?
The Effects of Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and All the Rest
Double or Nothing
5. Miracle or Fraud?
Holy Hemoglobin!
A Do-It-Yourself Shroud of Turin
A 3-D Image
What If Jesus Wasn't Naked?
The Holy Shroud of Turin Is Not a Forgery
The Body of Christ
Made in France and Stolen from the Religious
6. Develop Your Powers
Glowing Embers Held in Bare Hands
The Uses of Short Arms
The Life Force Energy, Qi
Measuring the Vital Force
The Ouija Glass
Turn the Tables
Marvelous Mechanisms
Miraculous Vases
Better than The Da Vinci Code
7. More Mysteries
Place Your Bets
The Haunted House
The Dog Who Could Measure Distances
Initiated by a Tibetan Master
Conclusion
Index

Author Bios
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Henri Broch

Henri Broch teaches physics and zetetics, the scientific investigation of paranormal phenomena, at the University of Nice–Sophia Antipolis.
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Georges Charpak

Georges Charpak is a physicist at the European Center for Particle Physics (CERN) in Geneva and winner of the 1992 Nobel Prize in physics.