Pros And Cons Of Skeptics

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Skeptics have discovered much evidence to not believe in ghosts. “To the materialist and the professional skeptic - that is to say, people who do not wish to be disturbed in their belief that death is the end of life as we know it - the notion of ghosts is unacceptable. No matter how much evidence is presented for the reality of the phenomena, they will argue against it and ascribe it to any of several “natural” causes(Holzer VIII).” Skeptics use many different reasons to back up their arguments against the reality of ghosts, such as they saw a mirage, or a hallucination, or even that it is all a fake(Holzer IX). Skeptics can also retaliate the evidence gathered about electromagnetic fields being used by ghosts in their side of the argument…show more content…
In 1972, a research team set out on a new case about Philip Aylesford; the catch is that it was all made up. The team from the Toronto Society for Psychical Research was trying to prove that some paranormal activities were actually the result of peoples brains using psychokinetic energy. After weeks of firm believing, things began to happen that weren’t before, such as the table moving. This helps with the hypothesis that what other people think and say about ghosts might have a stronger effect on a person’s personal beliefs than is thought(Gudgeon 20). Harry price is one of many people who lived to disprove ghosts and to prove paranormals wrong. He was born in 1881, and years later started unveiling the fakes in the world of mediums and paranormals. As word spread about him and over time, he became widely famous, and he then founded the Laboratory for Psychical Research. Only two of his cases he could no prove to be hoaxes (Gudgeon 21-24). In 1882, the Society for Psychical Research was founded for many scientists and other influential people to dive into the science behind paranormals. Still around today, the organization has published much research and books, and has brought to light the fakes in the ghostly world of believing. The group has also been combined with others from the United States, Canada, and many other groups(Gudgeon 20-21). The IMI…show more content…
“Ghostbusters” is a movie from the 80’s that is still immensely popular today. It features ghost hunters in New York City who use proton guns to vacuum up the ectoplasm of the ghosts(Hamilton 24). “Ghost Trackers” is a TV show about kids and ghost - hunting. On the show, the kids are educated about ghosts and then they start investigating haunted houses. This show is a reason that the idea of ghosts still lives on in each generation(Gudgeon 4). “Casper” has been ghostly capturing the attention of children everywhere. The cartoon about a surprisingly friendly ghost is an example of how television is keeping ghosts alive(IMDb). In “Ghost Hunters”, The Atlantic Paranormal Society tours the U.S. to find paranormal cases( mostly ghostly) cases and solve the mystery(IMDb). England BBC showed viewers “The Stone Tape” in 1972. This was a show that started spreading the idea that buildings and such have a sort of memory of activities, feelings, and overall (psychic) energies. Even though the idea was originally a fake, believers have found reason to believe it’s actually true(Gudgeon 25). One of the leading sources for the continuous spreading of the idea of ghosts is the television, and it will keep spreading the ghostly word for many years to
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