The Book of the Damned

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Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 107,893 / 338 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 51.1
LoC Category: Q
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 8,004
Added to site: 2007.09.01
mnybks.net#: 18079
Origin: gutenberg.org

The original and greatest compilation of 1,001 attested phenomena that science cannot answer and deliberately ignores.

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he same goal.

As to physical things, chemic, mineralogic, astronomic, it is not customary to say that they act to achieve Truth or Entity, but it is understood that all motions are toward Equilibrium: that there is no motion except toward Equilibrium, of course always away from some other approximation to Equilibrium.

All biologic phenomena act to adjust: there are no biologic actions other than adjustments.

Adjustment is another name for Equilibrium. Equilibrium is the Universal, or that which has nothing external to derange it.

But that all that we call "being" is motion: and that all motion is the expression, not of equilibrium, but of equilibrating, or of equilibrium unattained: that life-motions are expressions of equilibrium unattained: that all thought relates to the unattained: that to have what is called being in our quasi-state, is not to be in the positive sense, or is to be intermediate to Equilibrium and Inequilibrium.

So then:

That all phenomena in our i

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Average Rating of 3 from 2 reviews: ***
2010.02.23
Nathan
*****

This book should be a companion reader to anyone studying Khun. Probably the most important book on scientific philosophy written at the turn of last century.

It also reads like the Weekly World News. Have fun!

2008.08.04
Felipe
*....

"The original and greatest compilation of 1,001 attested phenomena that science cannot answer and deliberately ignores."

Translation: another collection of pseudocientific claims, most of them solved long time ago.


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