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Paranormal Phenomena

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This volume explores the topic of paranormal phenomena by presenting varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that surround this issue. The editors investigate topics such as the existence of ghosts, psychic abilities, reincarnation, and extraterrestrial spacecraft. Scientists, parapsychologists, theologians, and others consider whether research and study of the paranormal is scientifically viable. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. Allows the reader to attain the higher-level critical thinking and reading skills that are essential in a culture of diverse and contradictory opinions.
Title: Paranormal phenomena
Publisher: Farmington Hills, MI :, Greenhaven Press,, [2013]
Characteristics: 185 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: ch. 1. Do paranormal phenomena exist? Skeptics ignore evidence for paranormal phenomena / Winston Wu
Evidence of paranormal phenomena has not been found / Health and Medicine Week
Evidence supports the existence of ghosts / Tim Weisberg
Evidence does not currently support the existence of ghosts / Benjamin Radford
Evidence supports the existence of UFOs / Lee Speigel
Evidence does not support the existence of UFOs / James Oberg
Evidence supports the existence of psychic phenomena / Melissa Burkley
Evidence does not support the existence of psychic phenomena / Robert Todd Carroll
ch. 2. Why do people believe in paranormal phenomena? Brain activity influences belief in paranormal phenomena / Sharon Begley
Higher education is linked to belief in paranormal phenomena / Brad Steiger
A variety of factors may influence belief in paranormal phenomena / Robert Roy Britt
Paranormal reality television shows encourage belief in paranormal phenomena / Sharon Hill
Paranormal reality television shows reflect cultural issues / Deonna Kelli Sayed
ch. 3. Are paranormal investigations and practices legitimate? Psychic detectives aid police investigations / Noreen Renier
Psychic detectives do not aid police investigations / Peter M. Nardi
Mediums communicate with the dead / Julie Beischel, interviewed by Dean Radin
The medium is not the messenger / James Randi
The study of paranormal phenomena is legitimate science / Jack Porter
The study of paranormal phenomena is not legitimate science / Sharon Hill
Summary: This volume explores the topic of paranormal phenomena by presenting varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that surround this issue. The editors investigate topics such as the existence of ghosts, psychic abilities, reincarnation, and extraterrestrial spacecraft. Scientists, parapsychologists, theologians, and others consider whether research and study of the paranormal is scientifically viable. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. Allows the reader to attain the higher-level critical thinking and reading skills that are essential in a culture of diverse and contradictory opinions.
Additional Contributors: Espejo, Roman 1977-�, -
ISBN: 0737763353
9780737763355
0737763345
9780737763348
Statement of Responsibility: Roman Espejo, book editor
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Parapsychology
Topical Term: Parapsychology
LCCN: 2012036909
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