Science: Psychic Crapshooters

Of the two psychic games which Psychologist Joseph Banks Rhine introduced to science—Extra-Sensory Perception (card-guessing) and Psychokinesis (crap-shooting)—psychologists have found crapshooting more fun. Rhine's PK ("mind over matter") theory, that man can control the fall of dice by will power (TIME, July 26, 1943), is now being tested on both sides of the Atlantic.

Some British investigators think the evidence in favor of dice control is "even more clear-cut" than for ESP. Last week the eminently respectable American Society for Psychical Research (founded by William James) got into the game.

Chairman of the society's research committee is famed Psychologist Gardner Murphy, of Columbia...

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