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Have you ever experienced the paranormal, had a prophetic dream, or expressed your belief in God? Have you also been threatened with intimidation, ridicule or dismissal for displaying these beliefs to anyone in the scientific community? You’re not alone.
Dirty Science by Bob Gebelein is written by a Harvard graduate who is fully aware of the bias against legitimate studies of the mental and spiritual realms. This bias is not only prevalent in science, but in the academic world at large. To him, it is an absolute travesty that unscientific methods are preventing our cultural advancement and understanding of these topics. Scientists regularly put forth refutations and criticism of what they refer to as “pseudoscience” and propagate the only accepted agenda that all must robotically parrot: there is nothing in existence beyond the physical world. The author strongly disagrees with this approach because of his own self-discoveries in psychotherapy and spiritual enlightenment. This book teaches you to spot the unscientific methods scientists use to discredit anything that doesn’t correspond to their worldview so that you too can help to change the culture by being aware of these techniques and exposing them to others.
What initially drew me to this book was the fact the author graduated from Harvard. I couldn’t believe that someone with an Ivy League education had actually escaped the mind-warping techniques that had almost corrupted me at my equally close-minded university. For someone with Harvard credentials to write a book in defense of the supernatural and maligned psychologists like Freud and Jung was intriguing.
This book is impeccably edited. I couldn’t find a single error, and every source is compiled in a lengthy bibliography at the back of the book. The author made every effort to approach this work as academically as possible without making the writing boring. Although I thought he focused a bit too much on his experience with psychotherapy, it is evident he feels passionate about the subject and truly believes in its merits and ability to help average people explore their innermost selves.
I was more interested in his spiritual experiences and dreams, since that’s something I can relate to. I didn’t agree with his conclusions on some spiritual matters regarding sexuality. My own spiritual experiences taught me the exact opposite of what he practices. Still, it was interesting to read his point of view on matters and how he came to believe them.
This book is designed to prove the existence of a world beyond the physical and expose the corruption of our institutions of higher learning and those that religiously deny its validity through unscientific means. Since the author absolutely achieves this aim to my satisfaction, I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. This book will expose the establishment’s pitiful arguments against parapsychology that so-called “authorities” use to discredit their opposition. By the time you finish reading, you’ll be able to recognize a legitimate argument from an unscientific one. If you’re not willing to examine the flaws in scientific thinking, then this book probably isn’t for you. If you’re curious to learn more about verifiable proof of the supernatural, this book will certainly interest you.
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