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QUACK SCIENCE.

(To the Editor.) Sir.—l wAild like to say a few words on quack science, as there is a good deal of thai article about at all times. On a recent Sunday 1 went to hear a. lecture on the causes of war, expecting to hear an interesting discourse on so interesting a subject. But. alas! the lecturer was one of these people with occult powers. It all depends on certain spirits which are floating about, he said. More recently I have heard that a prayer can be photographed. This statement comes from a person who calls himself a scientist and an astronomer. He read in some paper that a man said that lie took the photo, of some prayers ascending from a congregation while at prayer. I am sorry that nobody has been interested enough to procure the plate and exhibit

it. One lecturer stated several years ago that the soul of a rat had been photographed, because somebody stated that they found that certain rays of lipht would not penetrate a living rat that would penetrate it when dead. The same, person predicted many earthquakes for ~S.Z. -bptween then (thre.fi years ago) and now. Have they occurred? —1 am, etc.. ' H.S. Oobden-street. Newton.

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QUACK SCIENCE. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 83, 7 April 1909

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