“Truly says de Mirville in his famous reply to the attacks of de Gasparin, Babinet, and other scientists: “and thus according to our great physicists, the tables turn very quickly, very energetically, resist likewise, and, as M. de Gasparin has proved, they levitate without contact. Said a minister: ‘With three words of a man’s handwriting, I take upon myself to have him hung’.
With the above three lines, we take upon ourselves, in our turn, to throw into the greatest confusion the physicists of all the globe, or rather to revolutionize the world – if at least, M. Babinet had taken the precaution of suggesting, like M. de Gasparin, some yet unknown law or the precaution of suggesting, like M. de Gasparin, some yet unknown law of force. For this would cover the whole ground.”
But it is in the notes embracing the “facts and physical theories”, that we find the acme of the consistency and logic of Babinet as an expert investigator in the field of Spiritualism.”
H. P. Blavatsky