Book Review

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Staff and members of The Scientific and Medical Network have been reviewing new publications since its inception. Many of these have appeared in its publications the Network Review and, more recently, Paradigm Explorer.

Goethea very short introduction - Robertson

Robertson, R ‘Goethe – A Very Short Introduction’ – A Transforming Life

Goethe – A Very Short Introduction by Ritchie Robertson Reviewed by David Lorimer   In 1878, Matthew Arnold wrote of Goethe (1749-1832) that he was ‘in the width, depth, and richness of his criticism of life, by far our greatest modern man.’ My first acquaintance with him was at school when learning German […]

Van Lommel, P ‘Consciousness Beyond Life: The Science of the Near-Death Experience’, Carter, C ‘Science and the Near-Death Experience: How Consciousness Survives Death’ – The NDE and Beyond

Consciousness Beyond Life: The Science of the Near-Death Experience by Pim van Lommel Science and the Near-Death Experience: How Consciousness Survives Death by Chris Carter Reviewed by David Lorimer Near-death studies are now a well-established field, even if they receive scant attention from the mainstream scientific community. Between 1975 and […]

Hagger, N ‘The New Philosophy of Universalism: The infinite and the law of order’ – Metaphysics as a Possible Open System

  This book offers a comprehensive philosophy of the universe. At these words one’s heart sinks. Here is yet another elaborate metaphysical cloud castle which seeks to tie together science, religion, God, and matter all in one formula. Fortunately this book is better than its pretensions. Although it does offer […]

Deadly psychiatry and organised denial by Peter C. Gotzsche

Gotzsche, C ‘Deadly Psychiatry and Organised Denial’ – More Evidence-Based Outrage

Deadly Psychiatry and Organised Denial by Peter C. Gotzsche Reviewed by David Lorimer Last April I reviewed Peter Gotzsche’s earlier book Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime, which was a systematic exposition of the corruption of the medical system through the pervasive influence of the pharmaceutical industry that effectively controls education, journals, […]