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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...of the unaided car can be
plainly heard by means of an audiphone. This would seem to prove
that sight and hearing both depend upon the delicacy of the
receiving instruments. If the instruments were keen enough no ray
of light would be too small to be detected or no sound too faint to
be heard. Is not the mind in its immediate perception unhampered by
the physical senses subtle enough to meet these requirements? It is
plain that the seen and the unseen are simply relative terms. What
may be unseen by me may be plainly seen by another. What I am
unable to see with unaided vision can be brought into view by the
aid of instruments, the same is true of hearing, the unheard may
become heard under other conditions. The vibrations of light and
sound do not stop where our ordinary powers to detect them fail,
but they go on and on. In childhood we were told that the waves
started by a stone thrown into the water near the shore, would go
on and on until they broke against the distant shore, though it
were thousands of miles away. Is it not equally true that the waves
of light and sound when started go on and on until they break upon
the shores of eternity? The recent discovery of the X-ray has
revealed the existence of a subtle ether by means of which the rays
of light may be made to pene trate so-called opaque bodies. Indeed,
the theory of impenetrability of matter no longer holds, according
to many scientists. By means of some such subtle ether thought
waves are carried from mind to mind across wide distances of space,
and messages are intelligently sent and received by Telepathy. Is
it not possible, not to say probable, that light waves and sound
waves may be conveyed by a similar if not the same ether across
like distances? Whether we adopt such...
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Alvan Cavala Halphide
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