The Pros And Cons Of Parapsychology

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What is Parapsychology? It is a field of study concerned with the investigation of paranormal and psychic phenomena. Parapsychologists study telepathy, precognition, clairvoyance, psychokinesis, near-deathexperiences, reincarnation, apparitional experiences, and other supernatural and paranormal claims. (Wikipedia) Telepathy is defined as the ability to communicate thoughts or ideas through ways unknown to the world. Precognition allows you to know something is going to happen. Psychosis allows you to move objects using your mind. Clairvoyance lets you find out information about people places and things using some other sense unknown to man. Parapsychology has been criticized by scientists because it cannot be proven. People sometimes …show more content…
The Rhine research is a study to see if organisms give off ultraviolet light which is used to move information between cells and organisms. The ultraviolet light is energy that could be a part of ESP experiences in humans. They would like to find out more about bio photonic and to see if self healing can be effectively self taught. This site also talks about an OBE experiment. It is a pilot designed to see if there is any physical indicators that can be measured by scientific equipment when an OBE occurs. They hope that this research will shape future studies for OBE. The Mind Over Matter study talks about Psychokinesis. The research was done to learn more about the random PK experiences. They are looking at the timing of the PK experiences especially around the time of crisis, near death, or death. This site asks for help with donations and participants to make their research a …show more content…
Psychical research is the investigation of phenomena that appear to be contrary to physical laws and that suggest the possibility of mental activity existing apart from body. (merriam-webster) This site also talks about how people disagree with the idea of paranormal activity because it cannot be proven. Paranormal phenomena can be categorized primarily mental or physical. When researching paranormal things, usually, mental and physical phenomena both occur. There are some phenomena that do not fit into each category. This site discusses what parapsychology is and what psychical research is. They then categorize paranormal phenomena into three

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