Extra Sensory Perception

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Do we believe in magic or do we believe in science, or are the two mutually symbiotic? The debate between fact and fiction may have well just begun. The explosion of the scientific method and theory rapidly set in motion a system in which conclusions could only be formed after substantial qualitative and quantitative experimentation. Then the results will either concur with or invalidate the hypothesis. The results that were compiled dichotomized the world we live in, by differentiating what is fact and fiction, true and untrue, scientific or unscientific. But the fact remains that, science has not until today, believe it or not, answered all our questions about the universe, for instance, scientists still can’t figure out how many planets exist in our galaxy, how many species of animals there are and surprisingly, how to beat solitaire.
Extrasensory Perception is a process whereby the reception of information is gathered with the mind, in contrast with gaining information through the recognized physical senses, touch, sound, smell, taste, and sight. Also known as the sixth sense and no, M. Night Shyamalan did not put me up to this! This essay will dive into the ongoing debate regarding the authenticity of extrasensory perception. The shortcomings of the scientific method and the theory of evolution will be reflected upon in support of ESP, while the lack of quantitative conclusions and the nature of man will be used to discredit the viability of ESP’s.
Clearly, the scientific method is a powerful tool, but it does have its limitations. These limitations are based on the fact that a hypothesis must be testable and falsifiable and that experiments and observations be repeatable. This places certain topics beyond the reach of the scientific method. Science struggles with both proving and refuting the existence of god or any other supernatural entity. Intelligent…...

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