TITLE

Visions of the imagination

AUTHOR(S)
Whalley, Michael
PUB. DATE
December 1993
SOURCE
New Scientist;12/25/93 & 1/1/94, Vol. 140 Issue 1905/1906, p67
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
Opinion. Comments on belief in ghosts. Skepticism on existence of ghosts; Forms of opposition to ghosts; Acceptance of mind/body dualism; Biological argument against ghosts.
ACCESSION #
9403300611

 

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