About the Book
In A Revolutionary Kind of Science, Adam Kisby considers the paradoxical possibility that the apparent failure of anomalies research to produce entire series of scientific revolutions is due to its adoption of increasingly rigorous versions of the scientific method. Kisby demonstrates that principles common to many versions of the scientific method operate as epistemic filters, precluding from scientific consideration whole classes of *bona fide* phenomena. These phenomena potentially include homeopathic cures, reincarnation, unknown hominids, extraterrestrial intelligence, intelligent design, ancient high technology, cold fusion, astrological correspondences, a fifth fundamental force of nature, and psychokinesis. He then proposes modified principles on which to base a new kind of scientific method that properly accommodates anomalous phenomena.
“[An] interesting, worthwhile, much needed discussion.”
—Henry Bauer, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Science Studies at Virginia Tech., Author of Science or Pseudoscience: Magnetic Healing, Psychic Phenomena, and Other Heterodoxies
“Kisby has done an outstanding job critiquing the commonly used principles in science for separating out and evaluating data."
—William Hagan, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Cal. State