October 30, 2015

31 Days of Halloween Day 30 - Why Believe in the Paranormal?

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Danielle Rose said...

I know what you mean about becoming more of a skeptic with the more you search. There is so much out there that's sensational... not really real. Then again, is any of it real? Or is it in large part perception? Then again, isn't everything in this world in large part perception? Even science cannot be translated into something meaningful/understandable without it being viewed through the veil of individual perception. And if that's the case... then what does it mean to believe in the paranormal and supernatural? All good questions. I think you summed it up well when you said: "the paranormal represents the ragged edge of humanity's understanding." I've always said that magic is science that hasn't been discovered yet, which works along the same lines, really.

VR Barkowski said...

I agree, Steven. To close our minds to anything is to close off a possible road of discovery and learning. That said, it’s important to retain a skeptic's sensibilities. To quote former NY Times publisher, Arthur Hays Sulzberger, “I believe in an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out.”

VR Barkowski