Whenever we have been furnished with tar baby ostensibly stuffed with jewels, and warned that it will be dishonourable and irreverent to disembowel it and test the jewels, we keep our sacrilegious hands off it. We submit, not reluctantly, but rather gladly, for we are privately afraid we should find, upon examination, that the jewels are not diamonds but manufactured out of cheap plastic. - Mark Twain[
This extended review was among the last things David Fontana wrote. Here David provides a critical response to a sceptical book on parapsychology.
PSEUDOSCIENCE AND EXTRAORDINARY CLAIMS OF THE PARANORMAL: A CRITICAL THINKER’S TOOLKIT
Jonathan C. Smith
Wiley-Blackwell, 2010, 410 pp., £23.99, p/b - ISBN 978-1-4051-8122-8