I don’t think scientists are afraid of studying the paranormal or are afraid of suddenly finding an entire new body of science that debunks everything taught before.
You know why? Because science is an ever-changing field. We’re learning new things, adding to theories, or changing around theories. Change is what it’s all about.
We’ve definitly improved from killing anyone who believed anything other than the status-quo.
BUT there is still so much ignorance.
Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer in her book “Extraordinary Knowing” talks about her research into the field and the incredible ignorance of her colleagues about the established research in such matters and her uphill battle to get academics to even examine the research.
Philosopher Stephen Braude in his book “The Gold Leaf Lady and other Parapsychological Investigations” openly admits that he did not attempt to undertake the investigation of anything to do with parapsychology until he had obtained tenure at his university.
It’s that the paranormal are just not respected. Even with the experiments of many proving the existence of psi (for pete’s sake, the U.S Government even used psychic powers as a war-tactic) and the amazing phenomena of the human mind, no one is going to be willing to say WOAH, LOOK AT THAT, because of how the topic itself is perceived.
It’s comparable to how even with so much evidence Galileo’s theory wasn’t exactly welcomed in with open arms.
I’ll be honest here, a lot of the paranormal isn’t static when science demands repeatable evidence.
But with all millions of case studies of unexplained events dating back to prehistoric era’s, are we really just going to ignore all of it because it doesn’t fit in to man-made model of how the world should be studied?
"A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it."
(Max Planck - Nobel Prize Physics 1918)
I like a lot of things about you but the biggest one has to be how passionate you are. Not a lot of people like that these days.
There is so much we don’t know and most scientists won’t even consider exploring something more abstract
im going to die
i like that we say “oh, man” to express disappointment
because men are disappointing
I wanna see pictures of your lowest moment from 2013 go
I was in a Toy Story play.
And I loved it.
You’re an inspiration to us all
dont you HATE it when this happens