Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Yes, sometimes they do impress

If you believe the account of her contact with a medium given in this really fascinating first person article in Elle, you will understand why mediums sometimes can still make deep impressions that are hard to explain away.

And Ross Douthat, inspired by the article, writes interestingly on ghosts in the secular age.

1 comment:

John said...

I'm ambivalent about the psi thing. It doesn't contradict science, and I have read an meta-analysis which states that the studies point to levels of statistical significance that are accepted in biomedical studies, which admittedly isn't saying much. A couple of weeks ago this came up, highlighting how two strong critics of psi studies have since changed their minds.

As to mediums, of that I am very doubtful but like yourself all too often, even in my personal life and that of friends, things have happened that can't be explained away. Calling such things "co-incidence" is not an explanation, simply an appellation.