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Title:
Paranormal phenomena
Author:
Williams, Mary E., 1960-
Publication Information:
San Diego : Greenhaven Press/Thomson/Gale, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
205 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Belief in paranormal phenomena is unscientific / study of paranormal phenomena can be scientific / Paranormal phenomena should be approached with skepticism / Paranormal phenomena should be approached with an open mind / Some evidence indicates the existence of ghosts / There is no evidence that ghosts exist / Some evidence indicates that psychic ability exists / existence of psychic ability has not been proven / government is covering up evidence of a UFO crash / government is not covering up evidence of a UFO crash / Intelligent life may exist on other planets / existence of intelligent life on other planets is unlikely / Most UFOs are natural or manmade phenomena / Some UFOs may be extraterrestrial spacecraft / Humans are being abducted by aliens / Humans are not being abducted by aliens / Near-death experiences are visions of an afterlife / Near-death experiences may not be visions of an afterlife / Past-life therapy offers proof of reincarnation / Reincarnation does not exist / Eternal life as traditionally conceived does not exist
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ISBN:
9780737712384

9780737712377
Format :
Book

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Summary

This intriguing volume features debates between skeptics and nonskeptics over 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.


Summary

This intriguing volume features debates between skeptics and nonskeptics over 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.


Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-Twelve years after the compilation Paranormal Phenomena (Greenhaven, 1991; o.p.), edited by Terry O'Neill, there are still no definitive answers. Four chapters of four to six essays each offer opinions on the reality of ghosts, psychic ability, extraterrestrial life, UFOs, near-death experiences, reincarnation, and changing concepts of eternal life. Each essay is preceded by an introduction, which poses questions to be answered in the article. Deeper analysis of two or three articles from each chapter is encouraged in a "For Further Discussion" section. Each chapter ends with a targeted periodical bibliography, and an appended bibliography of recent titles supplements ideas presented in the text. A section that presents full contact information and descriptions of the purposes and activities of 17 U.S.-based organizations is new to this edition. Some are strongly interested in proving specific areas of paranormal phenomena while others are skeptical investigators or avowed debunkers. O'Neill's book includes a few more essays touching on spirit channeling, astrology, and the predictions of Nostradamus. No essays are duplicated in the two volumes. Rather than superceding the earlier book, Williams's compilation offers supplementary information to the ongoing discussion.-Ann G. Brouse, Steele Memorial Library, Elmira, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-Twelve years after the compilation Paranormal Phenomena (Greenhaven, 1991; o.p.), edited by Terry O'Neill, there are still no definitive answers. Four chapters of four to six essays each offer opinions on the reality of ghosts, psychic ability, extraterrestrial life, UFOs, near-death experiences, reincarnation, and changing concepts of eternal life. Each essay is preceded by an introduction, which poses questions to be answered in the article. Deeper analysis of two or three articles from each chapter is encouraged in a "For Further Discussion" section. Each chapter ends with a targeted periodical bibliography, and an appended bibliography of recent titles supplements ideas presented in the text. A section that presents full contact information and descriptions of the purposes and activities of 17 U.S.-based organizations is new to this edition. Some are strongly interested in proving specific areas of paranormal phenomena while others are skeptical investigators or avowed debunkers. O'Neill's book includes a few more essays touching on spirit channeling, astrology, and the predictions of Nostradamus. No essays are duplicated in the two volumes. Rather than superceding the earlier book, Williams's compilation offers supplementary information to the ongoing discussion.-Ann G. Brouse, Steele Memorial Library, Elmira, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.