QED rewatch: Why Investigate the Paranormal? (2023)

Published 8 July 2024 at 10:23

Scientists, soldiers, con artists, magicians... paranormal research had its golden period across the twentieth century. If such results, or rather the lack of them, had been in any other field, it would not have continued. Yet, we see that research into various paranormal abilities is still going on, both within skeptical organisations and in private laboratories. What is the point of continuing to test for supernatural abilities, even for those of us who have resigned ourselves to the fact that a positive result is unlikely to occur? In this talk from QED 2023, Claire Klingenberg spoke about the history of paranormal research, its current form, and its new function as an excellent tool for teaching critical thinking and the scientific method.

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