Synopses & Reviews
Most of us think science is incapable of explaining supernatural phenomena. This would include everything from ghosts and communication with the dead to extrasensory perception (ESP), precognition, and telekinesis. Scientists are generally highly skeptical of the existence of such phenomena because of the lack of the rigorous documentation that science requires. Nevertheless, many great scientists have believed--and do believe--in the supernatural.
The Paranormal Equation presents an argument for the existence of supernatural phenomena based on the mathematics and science discovered during the last century. It also explains why supernatural phenomena must exist if the universe satisfies certain conditions--conditions which are accepted by many working scientists.
The Paranormal Equation explores such questions as:How can we distinguish between the truly unknown and the supernatural?How have scientists attempted to study the supernatural?What are the rational reasons for believing in the supernatural?Which hypotheses about the universe mandate the existence of supernatural phenomena?
Anyone interested in how science is beginning to understand and even explain the seemingly unexplainable will want to read this fascinating new title.
About the Author
Dr. James D. Stein graduated from Yale in 1962 with a BA in mathematics, and received his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in 1967. He is the author of more than 30 research articles on mathematics and the coauthor of textbooks on mathematics and strategic management, as well as several books on mathematics and science for the general public. He has served on state and nationwide panels on mathematics education, blogged for Psychology Today and the Huffington Post, and won regional and national championships at contract bridge. Dr. Stein lives in Redondo Beach, California.