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How Not to Test A Psychic: Ten years of remarkable experiments with renowned clairvoyant Pavel Stepanek

By Martin Gardner

In How Not to Test a Psychic, Martin Gardner examines in detail the decade of experiments that earned Pavel Stepanek his reputation. Gardner reviews and analyzes the conditions and methods used to measure Stepanek’s abilities. Conducted by parapsychologists whose own careers were significantly enhanced by promoting this psychic celebrity, these tests were characterized by a lack of controls, numerous opportunities for deception, and highly erratic results. The testing of Pavel Stepanek is a lesson in how not to test a psychic: a classic example of self-interest conflicting with the interests of science, and ambition colliding with common sense.

Hard Cover, 264 pages.

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