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08:06:58 PM Jul 2nd 2013
We may want to make an exception for the No Real Life Examples rule. This is a paper written in 1982 by the Dean of Princeton's School of Engineering and Applied Science.

I'm not going to claim this proves psychics are real, but it might make a good deconstruction example.
03:07:29 PM Sep 9th 2011
edited by Kloga
Why no Real Life examples? Science actually considers all of this things possible, at least theoretically. Ever heard of Uri Geller? He used stage magic mixed with this, but many of his deeds considered true.
06:00:06 PM Sep 19th 2011
Most likely because of how controversial the topic is. I mean, I believe in the existence of some psychic phenomena, but This wiki might have plenty of people who consider all psychic powers imaginary.
04:06:21 AM Apr 2nd 2012
No, science does not consider all those things possible. Most of them would violate basic physical laws.

As for Uri Geller, he's a plain stage magician, with his tricks debunked by James Randi and others.
08:36:36 AM Jan 29th 2017
Have you ever considered the possibility that some things are just beyond the laws of physics?
10:49:41 PM Jun 10th 2017
edited by SkidTroper
One of the reasons is that science fiction is very popular (but not exclusively so) with materialists, who tend to be hostile to the supernatural (including the divine and the spiritual, and by extension those who affirm them, religion being the most visible example) and are some of the most ardent supports of the Outgrown Such Silly Superstitions trope (prejudice against the supernatural and religion isn't the only reason but a large factor in it). Psychic Powers are either done in ignorance of their supernatural nature, because they look cool or as a crutch a materialist author myopically uses to accommodate their views.

This ties into the debate "is science fiction science fiction if it accepts or includes the supernatural being real?" Some say yes, others say no (the latter coining the term science fantasy).
10:07:22 AM Aug 24th 2011
edited by Korbl
Psionics is linked to by some other page, but not actually created. It should probably be added as an alt title for this.
12:52:25 PM Apr 18th 2011
malidita movie and shirley the loon in tiny toons
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