To what extent do scientific explanations justify the existence of paranormal activities?

Why is it a contemporary issue?

Since the beginning of time humans have always believed that the world they inhabited contained forces well beyond their control. This belief can affect reasoning under different conditions, it can alter emotion expressed in different situations, it can even affect how people perceive certain individuals within society. The existence of the paranormal has been embraced by some and have been completely rejected by others. Religion and culture are major factors in the belief of the paranormal.

A run through on the Paranormal.....

The word paranormal, as you noticed, contains the words “para” and “normal”. in most definitions of the word paranormal, it is described as anything that is beyond or contrary to what is deemed scientifically possible. The definition implies that the scientific explanation of the world around us is the “normal” part of the word and “para” makes up thw aboeve, beyond, beside, contrary or against part of the meaning.

The term “ Paranormal activity” is defined as a phenomenon or an experience that involves extra sensory perception, superstition, reincarnation, levitation, telekinesis, remote viewing, ghosts and the existence of aliens.

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To what disciplines is this linked?

Ways of knowing: perception(because all paranormal activities recoded to date deal with the senses), reason( what men of science believe such activities are in reality) and emotion(what people feel about such activities)

Areas of knowledge: science (the scientific method is used to prove or disprove the existence of paranormal activities), history(used to show

The implications of the various points of view-

A belief in the paranormal benefits many TV shows that are centred around the existence of such activities. The “ghost tracking market” is also benefitted as many believers buy goods(séance tables, tarot cards, ...

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