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Sample the Skeptic's Dictionary
The psi assumption is the assumption that any significant departure from the laws of chance in a test of psychic ability is evidence that something anomalous or paranormal has occurred..... >>more
sample the Skeptic's Dictionary for Kids
ESP stands for extrasensory perception.
Sensory perception is seeing, hearing, smelling, feeling, or tasting. Extrasensory perception is when you see or hear something that can't be seen or heard with your eyes and ears. Such experiences happen outside the normal range of the senses and are said to be psychic or paranormal . Most skeptics don't think paranormal events actually happen or that anyone is actually psychic.>>more
a blast from the past
The End of Materialism: How Evidence of the Paranormal is Bringing Science and Spirit Together by Charles T. Tart, Ph.D.
Why would I, a card-carrying philosophical materialist and debunker of spirits and the paranormal, read a book that declares in its title that materialism is dead and has been slain by evidence of the paranormal? One reason is that Charles Tart is one of the most interesting, intelligent, knowledgeable, and eloquent promoters of many ideas that I have come to reject. I wanted to find out if he had come up with any compelling new arguments that would persuade me to change my mind about spirits, telepathy, remote viewing, psychokinesis, psychic healing, life after death, and the like. >>more
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