In 1848, the English writer Catherine crow coined the term "night side of nature" to define "those incomprehensible phenomena from which science shrugged off." She believed that scientists simply do not want and are afraid to delve into what they can not explain. Back in 1730, French doctors who observed people prone to seizures, were completely baffled by the physical strength of patients disproportionate to the complexion of these accidents. A century later, several major scientists have confirmed the extraordinary ability of the French "electric" girl Angelica Cotten, who made the furniture fly around the room. These phenomena have not been explained.
Since the official science strongly did not want to delve into the essence of the phenomena that it could not understand, in 1882 in London, several scientists created a Society for the study of mental phenomena. In his first address to the members of this society, one of its innovators, Professor Henry Sidgwick, remarked: "it is A shame to still question the reality of these phenomena. They can be confirmed by a considerable number of competent witnesses, and the scientific world still demonstrates skepticism and unbelief."
And in our time, faith and unbelief in the supernatural continue to confront each Other in many of the issues discussed in this book. Millions of people are convinced by their own experience that the full moon has an impact on human behavior, however, scientists, finding no explanation, consider it a common misconception. Since dowsing, for example, contradicts all known laws of nature, scientists can not classify this phenomenon, and in fact all over the world recorded the facts when people with the help of a willow rod with a fork at the end managed to find water sources, indicate ore deposits and even hunt down criminals.