I think I've already explained this, but I believe the DW is more or less unrelated.
I am not aiming for wild theories, solidly unexplainable phenomena and an apparent lack of willingness to rationalise. These are scientists. It is their job to come up with solid theories, research stuff and experiment.
There are real ghosts and then there are Ghost Pokemon. One is not the same as the other, just like how real ghosts are supernatural while Ghost Pokemon are... Pokemon. Easily studied (well, at least compared to real ghosts), with definitive proof of their existence and a similarity to how many other organisms in this world also called Pokemon which scientists have also studied extensively.
In fact, I think the reason why Ghost Pokemon have been named as such is because of their striking similarities to the ideas people have of the supernatural. But they aren't the same. Just like how Fire Pokemon aren't just flames and Water Pokemon aren't just liquids, Ghost Pokemon are not real ghosts.
What I want to try and convey is a struggle for scientists to understand a group of Pokemon that have been misunderstood for ages due to the very lack of rationality. And their progress, however little, of course.
This isn't definitive, of course, but I feel that writing the article in this manner makes it far more useful than outrightly saying Ghost Pokemon are supernatural and that we can't rationalise their existence. Not to mention how... contradictory that would be. I'm not saying that it is bad but there are a lot more complications if I were to go there.
edited 20th Mar '11 5:01:22 PM by Thrombin