By Chris French
Can we explain supernatural beliefs and ostensibly paranormal experiences without invoking religion?
A growing number of psychologists believe that may be possible. There is no doubt that levels of belief in supernatural phenomena are high, not only in modern western societies but in all known societies, both historically and geographically. Does this indicate that such phenomena are genuinely paranormal? Or might it be the case that paranormal forces really do not exist, as most scientists would assume? If that is the case, we can learn a lot about human psychology by investigating the factors that might lead someone to believe they have had a psychic experience when in fact they have not...
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