Friday, October 30, 2020

Confusing The Author Of Nature With The Editor Of Nature

"…scientists who regard the phenomena investigated by psychical researchers as impossible seem…to confuse the Author of Nature with the Editor of the scientific periodical, Nature; or at any rate they seem to suppose that there can be no productions of the former which would not be accepted for publication by the latter!" (C.J. Ducasse, cited in Stephen Braude, The Limits Of Influence [Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, Inc., 1997], 20)


  1. In a similar vein, The Great Influenza spends some time in the beginning chapters saying, it seems, that science necessarily precludes Christianity because science believes in a world of mechanistic laws (to what extent? Is there evidence for it?) and Christianity believes in a just God. I was waiting for some sort of argument but it never came.

  2. Braude is such a fascinating writer. Thanks, Jason.