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Posted in Uncategorized by Rodibidably on February 5, 2009

[Originally posted at: Troythulu’s Log]

What is the paranormal? I think of it this way: It is perhaps most convenient to think of the paranormal as a subcategory of pseudoscience in which explanations far outside the bounds of conventional science for purported phenomena are relied upon. Typical paranormal phenomena are psychokinesis, faith healing, so-called anomalous cognition(ESP), human auras and energy fields, ghosts and poltergeists, reincarnation and life after death, and so on, which are often grouped together under the vague rubric of “psychic phenomena,” and this somewhat contrasts with those pseudosciences the explanations for which are merely bogus or bad science, but phrased in scientific-sounding language nonetheless, such as Blondot’s N-rays or detox and chelation therapy quackery.

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