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The Arena

Volume 4, No. 22, September, 1891

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1891
Language: English
Wordcount: 47,595 / 146 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 39.6
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 989
Added to site: 2007.08.28
mnybks.net#: 18040
Genre: Periodical
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eason why so many eminent men neglect our work may be stated in a much less offensive way. The minds of all of us move in certain orbits, from which we are sensibly deflected only by the approach of some new body of adequate mass. Now our "psychical" experiments and observations have plainly not as yet attained sufficient mass to be able to deflect the majority of those great bodies, the luminaries of science, from their accustomed paths through the heavens. Tides, indeed, we do create; there is a refluent washing to and fro of magazine articles about our topic; but we have not yet generated that wholesale perturbation of the scientific system which our facts, if facts they be, must in time inevitably effect.

"Some of the best workers in the Society," says Mr. Wallace again, "still urge that the evidence is very deficient, both in amount and in quality, and that much more must be obtained before it can be treated as really conclusive. This view, however," he adds, "appears to me to be an altog

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