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When Arthur Koestler came to Duke University, to visit Dr. J. B.
Rhine, full of enthusiasm for his work, he found, to his astonishment,
that they were not well informed about this famous coiner of the
word "parapsychology" on their campus, nor about the importance
of and research into the psychic nature of man, as part of the human
condition--fostered successfully by Rhine. In the resulting London
newspaper publication, he soundly scolded the campus for its lack
of informed interest. In due course, this site will update information
about the Rhine campus of the sixties and more historical factual
material from that time. The letter included above is also available
in the J.B. Rhine files at Perkins Library, Duke University.
Further reading, in addition to the Rhine website, might include:
Lifschitz Psychology Museum
J. B. Rhine and Louisa Rhine J. B. Rhine and Louisa Weckesser were
teenage friends and married in 1920. They both earned Ph.D.s in
botany and began promising carreers in the field. However, a lecture
in Chicago then changed their lives forever. This...
Classic ESP Experiment