• Art Jahnke

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    Art Janke

    Art Jahnke began his career at the Real Paper, a Boston area alternative weekly. He has worked as a writer and editor at Boston Magazine, web editorial director at CXO Media, and executive editor in Marketing & Communications at Boston University, where his work was honored with many awards. Profile

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There are 3 comments on Unholy Spirits

  1. “We in modern university settings do not realize how widespread spirit possession phenomena are throughout the world and throughout history. It is a universal human experience. For people who encounter a possessed person, it is uncanny, and terrifying if the possessing spirit is demonic.”

    How is this any degree not pseudoscience?

  2. “we can infer that it is not merely a pseudoscience because the topic relates respectively to the eschatology of neuroscience as is what the article refers to.”

  3. While not a subject for scientific enquiry, why do we assume that possession is simply a neurophysiological or psychological condition and not real?

    I ask, rhetorically, is every truth provable? Is every neumena clearly expressed as phenomena and subject to empirical methods? I think not.

    It seems that the former is clearly refuted by Goedel. How so much weaker are our empirical methods if we cannot even count on a firm foundation in the purest of sciences: mathematics.

    I do not argue that this is necessarily the case here, only that we should not be so quickly dismissive.

    Geoff

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