Further to Atheist who believes in ghosts
Okay, the best definition of an anticlimax I ever heard was: Saturday the Fourteenth.*
Science historian Michael Flannery,, author of Alfred Russel Wallace’s Theory of Intelligent Evolution, kindly writes to say, in response to “Atheist who believes in ghosts” publishing at Richard Dawkins’s Foundation for Reason and Science site, that other atheists have believed in ghosts too, apparently:
Actually this is not as unusual or counter-intuitive as one might think. Famed paranormal investigator, the late Hans Holzer rejects the notion of a creator in his Ghosts: True Encounters With the World Beyond. After doffing his cap to Darwin, he then lapses into scientism with, “When religion goes against science, even imperfect science, it is bound to lose out.” From this low point the book descends further into a muddle of myth, anecdote, and spurious suggestion.
*Didn’t get it? Really? Well, that’s the day you discover that that black cat who crossed your path a day earlier is … a stray cat. And bad luck, for sure. = He knocked down the bird feeder and scattered a mess of seeds everywhere. 😕