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Correspondence 2000

Sir William Crookes: Dr Peter Wadhams (November 11, 2000)

Scientific Proof of Survival After Death: Michael Dawson (September 26, 2000)

Philosophical Balance: Letter to Lord Sainsbury, Minister of Science (September 8, 2000)

August 11, 2000

Letter from Dr Peter Wadhams to Michael Roll

Dr Peter Wadhams is a Reader in Polar Studies at Cambridge University. He holds a degree in Physics from the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge University.

In his letter, Dr Wadhams writes:

"(...) everyone in the UK is brought up from childhood (...) with basic Christian concepts which include the survival of death. But nobody (including priests) then thinks or says any more about it - indeed, death is a forbidden subject in our society."
"Acceptance of survival after death is something which produces a shattering change in one's whole outlook on life (...). In my case, it didn't, and I think I know why. It was just intellectual acceptance (...). I never achieved emotional acceptance of survival - which would mean being absolutely convinced by personal experience."

Read the full text of the letter here: Page 1 (GIF file, 59 KB), Page 2 (GIF file, 74 KB), Page 3 (GIF file, 33 KB).

Failings of Education: Letter to Laurence Rees (August 8, 2000)

Houdini: Letter to Laurence Rees (June 24, 2000)

Houdini: Laurence Rees (June 22, 2000)

Houdini: Letter to Laurence Rees (June 5, 2000)

Michael Roll: Graham Butler (April 11, 2000)