Today this not so much a review as just me talking about a book I happened across that I thought was really interesting and odd. It’s called Science Frontiers:, Some Anomalies and Curiosities of Nature compiled by William R. Corliss.
And I got this on interlibrary loan from a library outside of our state. So this has to go back quickly unfortunately, because some of this is just extremely interesting stuff. The table of contents pretty much tells you-—it covers archeology, astronomy, biology, geology, geophysics, psychology, chemistry, physics, math, esoterica, and in the psychology part, all sorts of stuff like hallucinations, out-of-body experiences, post-mortem experience, reincarnation, all sorts of weird studies are covered in here. And it just sparks the imagination in ways, you know, it’s kind of like The Book of Weird Stuff. So … Science Frontiers.
The reason I looked this up is because I read in the paper that the publisher who’s located in Maryland is going out of business and this is going to go out of print, I guess. And it’s … it almost seems like a shame because some of this is just so inherently interesting. It would be nice to see it continue in some form, and I hope it does. I don’t know if it will, but it didn’t sound hopeful, the article. But, in any case, if you ever get a chance to look at this, do so because it’s just extremely interesting and be prepared to write down the citations because it cites the original studies of some pretty bizarre stuff.
That’s it. I’ll talk to you later.