Science and Paranormal Phenomena

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In order to ground my approach to the study of paranormal phenomena, I first explain my operational approach to physics, and to the ''historical'' sciences of cosmic, biological, human, social and political evolution. I then indicate why I believe that ''paranormal phenomena'' might-but need not- fit into this framework. I endorse the need for a new theoretical framework for the investigation of this field presented by Etter and Shoup at this meeting. I close with a short discussion of Ted Bastin's contention that paranormal phenomena should be defined as contradicting physics.

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Noyes, H. Pierre June 3, 1999.

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In order to ground my approach to the study of paranormal phenomena, I first explain my operational approach to physics, and to the ''historical'' sciences of cosmic, biological, human, social and political evolution. I then indicate why I believe that ''paranormal phenomena'' might-but need not- fit into this framework. I endorse the need for a new theoretical framework for the investigation of this field presented by Etter and Shoup at this meeting. I close with a short discussion of Ted Bastin's contention that paranormal phenomena should be defined as contradicting physics.

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  • Report No.: SLAC-PUB-8151
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00515
  • DOI: 10.2172/10082 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 10082
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc624065

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Noyes, H. Pierre. Science and Paranormal Phenomena, report, June 3, 1999; Menlo Park, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc624065/: accessed November 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.