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With the considerable number of Psi experiments undertaken over the last century and their positive results under meta-analysis I believe it is fair to say that a lack of evidence is not the major problem with encouraging serious investigation into these phenomena.

By contrast purely speculative theories without basis are acceptable terms of reference in some scientific circles provided they fit within theory. For example I was amazed to see a BBC documentary covering the origins of parallel universe theory describing the idea as proven, on the basis that it gave a solution to Schrodinger's cat!

In short would you agree that much of parapsychologys problem is that it begins with data, then struggles to find a theory whereas other sciences, physics especially is so firmly locked in proposing a theory and then trying to confirm or deny it? I see a parallel with some Egyptologist's inability to accept the geology of the sphinx where it contradicts well trusted assumptions.

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Parapsychology and comparative levels of evidence 284 Me 02-Apr-08 01:40
Re: Parapsychology and comparative levels of evidence 73 Warwick 02-Apr-08 16:03
Re: Parapsychology and comparative levels of evidence 89 Robert Schoch 02-Apr-08 16:14
Re: Parapsychology and comparative levels of evidence 91 Houcad 02-Apr-08 19:57
Re: Parapsychology and comparative levels of evidence 142 Me 03-Apr-08 00:46
NewScientist article by Michio Kaku 118 JonnyMcA 03-Apr-08 12:18
Re: NewScientist article by Michio Kaku 111 David Billington 10-Apr-08 06:06
Re: NewScientist article by Michio Kaku 101 JonnyMcA 10-Apr-08 10:02
Re: NewScientist article by Michio Kaku 66 David Billington 10-Apr-08 18:26
Re: Parapsychology and comparative levels of evidence 221 richarddullum 03-Apr-08 05:46
Re: Parapsychology and comparative levels of evidence 100 turnofthetide 05-Apr-08 20:25
Re: Parapsychology and comparative levels of evidence 102 JonnyMcA 03-Apr-08 10:17
Re: Parapsychology and comparative levels of evidence 120 Me 05-Apr-08 01:38
Re: Parapsychology and comparative levels of evidence 65 JonnyMcA 05-Apr-08 10:12


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