Mind Games – A look at phrenology in the 1830s

Mind Games – A look at phrenology in the 1830s

Phrenology was a hot topic in 1830s America, the relatively new “offspring of inquiring and revolutionary age,” as the Quarterly Christian Spectator called it in 1834. It was hailed by some as a science that could unlock the secrets of the human brain by measuring the skull. It was denounced by others as sheer hucksterism – the work of con-men using the dubious notion of “cranial bumps” to make money off the gullibility of others.

A quantum of common sense

A quantum of common sense

It seems these days there is no shortage of “quantum” machines, or “quantum” explanations that will cure all known ills, generate unlimited “free” energy, communicate with the dead, explain personal “reverse causality” or perform any other highly improbable thing you can think of. One might be tempted to be skeptical, except that it’s just “science” isn’t it? Doesn’t quantum mechanics prove all these things to be true? Decide for yourself…

Roger and me…

by Hans Egebo Roger Coghill of Coghill Research Laboratories, UK claims to be a scientist doing research work in the field bioelectromagnetism, which is defined as the study of interactions between biological entities and electromagnetic forces. This broad, multidisciplinary field includes the...