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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Phenomena that appear to contradict physical laws and suggest the possibility of causation by mental processes.

Usage examples (33)
  • The word parapsychology was coined by German philosopher Max Dessoir, while still a student.
  • There’s some work on ‘Skeptic-proponent collaboration within parapsychology’.
  • Investigation, by scientists, of people who are telepathic, is called parapsychology or paraphysics.
  • Link to Guardian article (via The Anomalist), Link to "parapsychology" entry in The Skeptic's Dictionary for more
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