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“The ﬁgure is so stupendous,” said Dr. C. Judson Herrick, of the University of
Chicago, “that astronomical ﬁgures dealing with hundreds of millions of light
years, become insigniﬁcant by comparison.
189 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH It has been determined that there are from 10,000,000,000 to 14,000,000,000
nerve cells in the human cerebral cortex, and we know that these are arranged
in deﬁnite patterns. These arrangements are not haphazard. They are orderly.
Recently developed methods of electro-physiology draw off action currents from
very precisely located cells, or ﬁbers with micro-electrodes, amplify them with
radio tubes, and record potential differences to a millionth of a volt.”
It is inconceivable that such a network of intricate machinery should be in existence for the sole purpose of carrying on the physical functions incidental to
growth and maintenance of the physical body. Is it not likely that the same system, which gives billions of brain cells the media for communication one with another, provides, also the means of communication with other intangible forces?
After this book had been written, just before the manuscript went to the publisher, there appeared in the New York Times, an editorial showing that at least one
great University, and one intelligent investigator in the ﬁeld of mental phenomena, are carrying on an organized research through which conclusions have been
reached that parallel many of those described in this and the following chapter.
The editorial brieﬂy analyzed the work carried on by Dr. Rhine, and his associates
at Duke University, viz:- “What is `Telepathy’?
“A month ago we cited on this page some of the remarkable results achieved
by Professor Rhine and his associates in Duke University from more than a hundred thousand tests to determine the existence of `telepathy’ and `clairvoyance.’
These results were summarized in the ﬁrst two articles in Harpers Magazine. In
the second which has now appeared, the author, E. H. Wright, attempts to summarize what has been learned, or what it seems reasonable to infer, regarding the
exact nature of these `extrasensory’ modes of perception.
“The actual existence of telepathy and clairvoyance now seems to some scientists
enormously probable as the result of Rhine’s experiments. Various percipients
were asked to name as many cards in a special pack as they could without looking at them and without other sensory access to them. About a score of men and
women were discovered who could regularly name so many of the cards correctly
that `there was not one chance in many a million million of their having done
their feats by luck or accident.’
“But how did they do them? These powers, assuming that they exist, do not seem
to be sensory. There is no known organ for them. The experiments worked just
as well at distances of several hundred miles as they did in the same room. These
facts also dispose, in Mr. Wright’s opinion, of the attempt to explain telepathy or 190 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH cla...
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