Beyond Supernature: A New Natural History of the

Beyond Supernature: A New Natural History of the Supernatural [KINDLE] ❆ Beyond Supernature: A New Natural History of the Supernatural By Lyall Watson – Buyprobolan50.co.uk In his thought provoking new book, Watson takes a serious look at the world of the supernatural and shows that many paranormal events can be explained by what is already known about the natural world In his thought provoking new book, Watson takes A New MOBI · a serious look at the world of the supernatural and shows that many paranormal events can be explained by Beyond Supernature: eBook ↠ what is already known about the natural world.


10 thoughts on “Beyond Supernature: A New Natural History of the Supernatural

  1. Caelisar Caelisar says:

    The first half of this book is compelling with a thesis that scientific materialism and contemporary orthodox theories may not be the full story of our existence This is safe ground and the examples he uses are insightful, clear thinking and fun to read However, the second half of the book, where he outlines several perceived examples of paranormal behavior simply does not hold up to scrutiny and references several examples e.g Sai Baba, Uri Geller, and Albert Abrams that are very likely ou The first half of this book is compelling with a thesis that scientific materialism and contemporary orthodox theories may not be the full story of our existence This is safe ground and the examples he uses are insightful, clear thinking and fun to read However, the second half of the book, where he outlines several perceived examples of paranormal behavior simply does not hold up to scrutiny and references several examples e.g Sai Baba, Uri Geller, and Albert Abrams that are very likely outright frauds.The book is at its best when it examines the fuzzy spots around the borders of science and he does a solid clear headed assessment of some of the shortcomings of the scientific materialist metaphysics of many scientists today As he writes, There is something missing from the mechanistic model, something which seems to have no roots in even the most sophisticated biophysics or biochemistry and he is correct To support his point he discusses some Lamarck esque critiques of orthodox Darwinism This book was written prior to the epigenetic research of the Norrbotten famine studies and the very recent but similar research on the descendants of Holocaust survivors Had he been aware of these studies, I m sure he would have used them but he instead sticks to the seemingly curious dispositions of pre birth callouses on camels, warthogs, and ostriches I don t know enough about these phenomena but if these are true statements then it very much does raise some interesting questions.He then moves on to a discussion of luck, probability and Jungian synchronicity A fascinating read which seems to link luck both good and bad with everyday occurrences His anecdotes are strong and his tie in to Jungian philosophy I hesitate to use psychology in this context do raise the eyebrows His point in this discussion, a valid one, is that perhaps there are influences on us that are significantly significant that are overlooked with current data and outside of very large sample sizes He makes no grand conclusions here but does a fine job discussing the What if based on anecdotes In particular, his analysis of the fibonacci sequence is interesting.The high point of the book is his next section on termite mounds, slime mold group behavior, the regeneration of sponges, repeating order in the natural world and regeneration Here, he clearly shows that organisms ants, bees, termites operateas a colony than as an individual He also ties this to the behavior of trees and flora as they are equipped with an early warning and predator countermeasure system for the remainder of their forest neighbors The hive mind is present and determines the behaviors of individuals This is dramatic and obvious in the lower animal world but he ties Durkheim and other sociologists to this phenomena and shows that similar things happen in the human culture as well This coupled with his discussion on the madness of crowds and hysteria is a great read This is the best part of the book because it points out that humans may be impacted on sociological forces of which they are unaware.He also points out that humans are bombarded with an enormous amount of magnetic, radio, WiFi, and other fields that may or may not be impacting us However, the notion of field impacts is another of his gems that show that invisible or seemingly innocuous forces can have an impact on us He discusses Sheldrake s theory of morphogenic fields and speaks highly of experimentation supporting that theory He then ties this to non physical methods that are scientifically verifiable such as biofeedback and meditation to have genuine physical effects on the body.However, after doing a solid job critiquing areas where we lack knowledge and pointing out non physical means by which our behavior might be impacted, the books takes a downturn in then discussing paranormal occurrences Over and over with Chromebook in hand , I researched the examples discussed in the book and there are many However, I found a trail of either unexplained phenomena that was not testable or predictive or discussions on outright fraudsters Sai Baba, Uri Geller, Albert Abrams made claims that simply were incorrect and the evidence for fraud seems quite strong So, the book is half a success It does a great job pointing out some interesting faults in the prevailing scientific mind but then overextends into areas that are worthy of discussion and may have some sort of yet undiscovered grounding However, it is a bit naive in its embrace of these paranormal phenomena While it recognizes that anecdotes are not data it seems to put a bit too much credence in many of these anecdotes The author is almost like a reverse James Randi the famous skeptic Randi and his ilk do an enormously important and worthwhile job of pointing out people who seek to profit off people s believe in the paranormal However, they seem to have an almost religious faith in scientific materialism which sometimes clouds their research and methods Here, the author does a solid job in his critique of a limited worldview but then goes too far in embracing phenomena that turns out to be fake.I think there is a still a middle road between this author and people like Randi We just need to find it


  2. Kerry Kerry says:

    Interesting, but not as good as Supernature.


  3. Kim Kim says:

    I found this book to be very thought provoking and love the way it challenges you to think beyond what we can easily understand It is a bit tedious in detail at times but overall very worth the read in my opinion I wish Mr Watson were still alive I would love to hear him speak and be able to ask him questions.


  4. David Chmelik David Chmelik says:

    I am reading _Supernature_ first, but it is not in the database yet.


  5. Kiran Kumar Kiran Kumar says:

    Hello all, I dont know where i can get this book Is there any link to download this book Please guide me Thank You


  6. Derek James Baldwin Derek James Baldwin says:

    More Supernature Perhaps not as good as the first book, as I assume he d used up a lot of the good material, but still loads of fascinating factoids.


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