Science: The Psychic Scandal

The world of parapsychology has more than its share of frauds, charlatans and opportunists. But even those critics who were openly skeptical about the phenomena reported by the Institute for Parapsychology in Durham, N.C., seldom questioned the sincerity or integrity of Dr. Joseph B. Rhine, the institute's founder, or his staff. Last week a shaken Rhine was preparing to acknowledge publicly a scandal that has already rocked the entire psychic establishment.

In the parapsychological equivalent of the famous case of the painted mice at Manhattan's Sloan-Kettering Institute (TIME, April 29 et seq.), Walter J. Levy Jr., 26, the bright, recently appointed director...

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