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The Skeptic Challenge

Postby TheParanormalAnalyst » 08 Jan 2014, 09:36

I have a challenge for skeptics or anyone else interested.

Using the scientific method describe an experiment that could prove the existence of ghosts.

Notes:
For the purposes of this experiment we will assume ghosts are 100% real and they are the product of energy from the deceased manifesting in various ways...

You need to consider measurement (how to measure the phenomenon), control (eliminating variables like EMF) and repeat-ability. All of these are key components to the scientific method.

You must also be considerate of the phenomenon and current technology. You cannot drag a ghost into a lab and take a picture of it. It has to be feasible and respect the characteristics of the phenomenon.

Goal
To prove that ghosts are in fact not a hallucination but a genuine phenomenon that is not caused by any mechanism known to science i.e. it's paranormal.
Critical Thinking and Logic offer the only sure path to truth.
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Re: The Skeptic Challenge

Postby Arouet » 08 Jan 2014, 20:05

Sorry, I don't have anything like the background to cone up with such a protocol.
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Re: The Skeptic Challenge

Postby NinjaPuppy » 08 Jan 2014, 23:56

TheParanormalAnalyst wrote:I have a challenge for skeptics or anyone else interested.

Using the scientific method describe an experiment that could prove the existence of ghosts.

Notes:
For the purposes of this experiment we will assume ghosts are 100% real and they are the product of energy from the deceased manifesting in various ways...

You need to consider measurement (how to measure the phenomenon), control (eliminating variables like EMF) and repeat-ability. All of these are key components to the scientific method.

You must also be considerate of the phenomenon and current technology. You cannot drag a ghost into a lab and take a picture of it. It has to be feasible and respect the characteristics of the phenomenon.

Goal
To prove that ghosts are in fact not a hallucination but a genuine phenomenon that is not caused by any mechanism known to science i.e. it's paranormal.



Extremely interesting but beyond my scope. :shock:
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