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what is science's view of the paranormal and attitude towards explaining it?
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what is science's view of the paranormal and attitude towards explaining it?
veeeeeeeeeeeeeery hard to work out
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what is science's view of the paranormal and attitude towards explaining it?
They generally see it as non-existent and therefore do not need to explain it.
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what is science's view of the paranormal and attitude towards explaining it?
Can't explain it, so dismiss it as non-existent.
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Can't explain it, so dismiss it as non-existent.
But they would say there is nothing to explain.
How do you know they're wrong?
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Can't explain it, so dismiss it as non-existent.
exactly, its hard ti explain all this
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But they would say there is nothing to explain.
How do you know they're wrong?
Probably a poor choice of phrase on my part.

When I said "Can't explain it", I really meant "Don't feel the need to explain it" (obviously on account of there being no credible evidence).
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Probably a poor choice of phrase on my part.

When I said "Can't explain it", I really meant "Don't feel the need to explain it" (obviously on account of there being no credible evidence).

Ah, well that makes all the difference :rolleyes:
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Ah, well that makes all the difference :rolleyes:
for the real answers or just more questions on the paranormal gotoswindon paranormal investigations

you should not denie what you dont understand (or at least i dont)

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what is science's view of the paranormal and attitude towards explaining it?
Anyone that can prove paranormal activity is taking place in a proper, scientific test can claim the $1,000,000 James Randi Education Foundation prize. http://www.randi.org/ for more info.

The following links would prove useful for anyone taking a rational slant on 'paranormal' things:
http://www.csicop.org/
http://skepdic.com/
http://www.skeptic.com/

If REALLY interested, then the following books would be good reading:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...374845-5511802
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...374845-5511802
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...374845-5511802

That should be more than enough in terms of resources to research your question.
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what is science's view of the paranormal and attitude towards explaining it?
Parapsychology
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what is science's view of the paranormal and attitude towards explaining it?
Scientists use scientific method (double-blind randomised controls, statistically-relevant large samples sizes, repeated observations by independent researchers, controlled conditions, etc.) to investigate a phenomenon. If there is hard-evidence in support of the subject at hand, it ceases to be 'paranormal' and is 'normal'.

The arch-sceptic, James Randi has offered $1 million to anyone who can show, under proper observing conditions, evidence of any paranormal, supernatural, or occult power or event.

To date, no one has ever passed the preliminary tests.

http://www.randi.org/research/index.html
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