I was asked to read and review the latest book from Wiltshire-based Science and Sci-Fi author Brian Clegg, ‘Extra Sensory: The Science and Pseudoscience of Telepathy and Other Powers of the Mind’ (find details on the Authors website here), and having just finished the book I can only say that it was an absolute joy to read. In this book Clegg doesn’t simply do what would be easiest and dismiss powers of the mind like remote viewing, ESP or Telekinesis as impossible as so many people would. Instead he really examines the evidence and the historic experiments conducted into these alleged extra senses, getting into the nitty-gritty, to see if there really is anything of worth.
I started the book with some trepidation because although I was told by the author that the book took ‘a balanced skeptical view of psi phenomena, rather than the usual totally-pro or totally-anti approach‘ I was still skeptical and thought the book would be too pro or too anti – I was proven wrong. There are few books that strike a truly balanced, informed, fair-yet-reasoned approach to the subject being researched, but Clegg has managed just that with Extra Sensory and I have learnt so much while reading it. Continue reading Review: ‘Extra Sensory’ by Brian Clegg