The New Inquisition

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The New Inquisition: Irrational Rationalism and the Citadel of Science

By Robert Anton Wilson

1987, Falcon Press, 240pp. , ISBN 1561840025

In The New Inquisition, Robert Anton Wilson rails against what he calls "Fundamentalist Materialism" a dogmatic skepticism that rejects paranormal claims a priori. In its place, he recommends a "liberal materialism" based on a principle of agnosticism which "refuses total belief or total denial and regards models as tools to be used only and always where appropriate and replaced (by other models) only and always where not appropriate."