The Ghost We Think We See Summary

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An Analysis of “The Ghosts We Think We See” by Sharon Begley
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An Analysis of “The Ghosts We Think We See” by Sharon Begley
In the past, majority of people associated superstition with traditional beliefs and myths. However, despite all the enlightment and modernization that has taken place over the years, beliefs about superstitious phenomena still persists among individuals today. Take for instance stories of ghost sightings or, from a personal perspective, a friend once told me that is shouldn’t yawn without covering my mouth lest demons enter my body. All of us, at one point or another, and either directly or indirectly, have been in contact with, or experienced some form of superstition.
The purpose of this paper is to analyze the newsletter The Ghosts We Think We See by Sharon Begley. The article is a 2007 news article published by Newsweek. The author of the article delves into the issue of superstitious phenomena, and particularly, whether such events exists and why. To support the claim that such events exist, the author notes that only 7% of Americans do not believe in telepathy (Begley, 2007). In addition, to establish why such
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The author utilizes inductive reasoning and provides sufficient and accurate mix of relevant evidence to support his claims. In addition, the tone of the paper allows her to properly connect with the audience and effectively communicate her assertions. Furthermore, the author possesses the necessary skills, knowledge, education, and expertise and refrains from letting her postmodernism world view cause biased or unwarranted assumptions. Therefore, I conclude that the author adequately supports her claims and attains her objective of fostering an understanding of the role of the brain in promoting superstitious phenomena to the

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