Science: Spirit Symposium

People who believe in ghosts, and others who do not, assembled last week at Clark University in Worcester, Mass., for a symposium on psychical research, called by Dr. Carl Murchison, Clark psychology chief, for the express purpose of assembling all evidence pro and con on returned spirits and publishing an impartial record. Dr. Murchison first made it clear that he and his Clark colleagues were downright skeptics, then opened the conference with a paper by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This paper, while it contained nothing new, made a distinction, sharply sustained by...

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