Skeptic 14 (2) (2008)

Authors
M R. X. Dentith
University of Waikato
Abstract
Michael Shermer recently attacked Freeman Dyson for putting forward the claim that there might be something in paranormal claims after all. Whilst I agree with Shermer on many points, I do think you can put forward a plausible theory as to why the Natural Sciences may not describe all phenomena, and that the undescribed phenomena might well be called 'paranormal' because of it. In this paper I will put forward the view that the language of the Natural Sciences may not be descriptive of all things in the world but that this does not mean that the undescribed items are in anyway 'spooky.'
Keywords reductionism  supernaturalism  paranormalism
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

 PhilArchive page | Other versions
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Imagined Worlds.Freeman Dyson - 1999 - Utopian Studies 10 (2):234-236.
Can Gravitons Be Detected?Tony Rothman & Stephen Boughn - 2006 - Foundations of Physics 36 (12):1801-1825.
Skeptical Saints and Critical Cognition: On the Relationship Between Religion and Paranormal Beliefs.Douglas S. Krull & Eric S. McKibben - 2006 - Archive for the Psychology of Religion / Archiv für Religionspychologie 28 (1):269-285.
Critical Empiricism Criticized: The Case of Freud.B. R. Cosin & C. F. Freeman Andn H. Freeman - 1971 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 1 (2):121–151.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2016-03-28

Total views
222 ( #37,559 of 2,348,456 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
45 ( #14,853 of 2,348,456 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes