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108 phenomena, are carrying on an organized research through which conclusions
109 have been reached that parallel many of those described in this and the following
110 chapter. The editorial briefly analyzed the work carried on by Dr. Rhine, and his
111 associates at Duke University: “What is Telepathy”?
112 "A month ago we cited on this page some of the remarkable results achieved by
113 Professor Rhine and his associates in Duke University from more than a
114 hundred thousand tests to determine the existence of "telepathy' and
115 "clairvoyance.' These results were summarized in the first two articles in Harpers
116 Magazine. In the second which has now appeared, the author, E. H. Wright,
117 attempts to summarize what has been learned, or what it seems reasonable to
118 infer, regarding the exact nature of these "extrasensory' modes of perception.
119 "The actual existence of telepathy and clairvoyance now seems to some scientists
120 enormously probable as the result of Rhine's experiments. Various percipients
121 were asked to name as many cards in a special pack as they could without
122 looking at them and without other sensory access to them. About a score of men
123 and women were discovered who could regularly name so many of the cards
124 correctly that "there was not one chance in many a million of their having done
125 their feats by luck or accident.'
126 "But how did they do them? These powers, assuming that they exist, do not
127 seem to be sensory. There is no known organ for them. The experiments worked
128 just as well at distances of several hundred miles as they did in the same room.
129 These facts also dispose, in Mr. Wright's opinion, of the attempt to explain
130 telepathy or clairvoyance through any physical theory of radiation. All known
131 forms of radiant energy decline inversely as the square of the distance traversed.
132 Telepathy and clairvoyance do not. But they do vary through physical causes as
133 our other mental powers do.
134 Contrary to widespread opinion, they do not improve when the percipient is
135 asleep or half-asleep, but, on the contrary, when he is most wide-awake and alert.
136 Rhine discovered that a narcotic will invariably lower a percipient's score, while a

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