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*Ep6 is Mpeg4/Vorbis and goes off A/V sync @16:25-19:00 b/c of bad original data.
Series detailing the responses of the scientific community to ideas generally considered unacceptable by scientists, and the treatment given to those advocating such ideas. Typical 'unacceptable' claims were the effectiveness of high doses of vitamin C, antigravity, and psychokinesis. In every case a similar story unfolded: dismissal of the claims as being nonsense or impossible, generally without any serious attempt to look at the evidence or the arguments; the non-materialisation of the honours, promotions, invitations to give public lectures and so on that such individuals might have been expected to receive given their past achievements; violent attacks by other scientists; and, for some, demotion or withdrawal of research facilities. The prestige of the individuals concerned and their continuing competence in other matters is seen as being of no moment: their unorthodox claims are perceived merely as instances of the failings to which all human beings are subject.
Episode 1 - Jacques Benveniste
Episode 2 - Linus Pauling
Epsidoe 3 - Rupert Sheldrake
Episode 4 - Hans Eysenck
Episode 5 - Robert Jahn
Episode 6 - Eric Laithwaite