Goodenough Gismo

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    This is the classic children's book, Goodenough Gismo, by Richmond I. Kelsey, published in 1948. Nearly unavailable in libraries and the collector's market, it is posted here with love as an "orphan work" so that it may be seen and appreciated -- and perhaps even republished, as it deserves to be. After you read this book, it won't surprise you to learn that Richmond Irwin Kelsey (1905-1987) was an accomplished artist, or that as Dick Kelsey, he was one of the great Disney art directors, breaking your heart with "Pinocchio," "Dumbo," and "Bambi."

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Chris Hallquist

A skeptical take on all this.

A general point worth remembering: psychic research has a history of false positives being generated by small, innocent mistakes. Example: one experiment had people talk about what images came to mind as they tried to "remote view" a distant location. This was done with different locations over several days, one per day. Transcripts and info on the sites were provided to judges, who had a high rate of sucess matching the two without knowing the correct matches.

Only they did know the correct ones. The transcripts contained hints as to what days they were made on. When these were edited out, sucess in matching fell to chance rate.

Good cautionary tale. Until the larger scientific community is won over, I'm thinking it's bogus.

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