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Seeing is believing. This is the title of an essay in Blackwood of October , devoted to spirit-rapping, table-moving, and other phenomena of that description. This essay seems to have been prompted by Mr. Robert Dale Owen's amusing, but, we presume, not very philosophical work, "Footfalls on the Boundary of another World," and is, in fact, a review of that popular work.--The writer very candidly admits that seeing is believing — Indeed, we should think it rather difficult to dispute that proposition with any great degree of success. He takes ground, however, against the habit-- very common, he assures us — of confounding our inferences with what we see. Thus, when we see a table rise up from a floor, we are at liberty to believe the evidence of our eyes, but we are not at liberty to infer from the fact that we are unable to discover the means by which it is raised, that the raising is supernatural.--This, however, he says, is precisely what is done. We see the phenomenon, we d
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