THE accusation is frequently levelled at scientific workers that they will give no thought or credence to the very real phenomena of the supernormal, and that this attitude of aloofness sits ill on those who profess the true scientific spirit. That there is truth in the charge can scarcely be gainsaid. When Sir Oliver Lodge pronounces on a modern development or even a modern speculation of molecular physics, the auditorium is filled with craning necks and assenting minds, but let him turn to the subject of materialisations or the afterlife, the scientific necks are relaxed and the minds closed. It is worth while inquiring why this conspiracy of hostile silence is maintained.
The British Journal of Psychical Research.
Vol. I. No. 5. Jan.-Feb. (London: National Laboratory of Psychical Research, 1927.) ls.
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LEVY, H. The British Journal of Psychical Research . Nature 119, 484–485 (1927). https://doi.org/10.1038/119484a0