Science depends on experimentation and analysis in order to gather evidence. In addition, every field of science involves the review of literature that was previously produced in order to further advance the knowledge within the field.
For the professed skeptics on this site, are you a denier or a scientist who is skeptical of parapsychology research? Have you reviewed the scientific journals and scholarly research on parapsychology, or are you relying on secondary sources and popular skeptical literature to form your opinions?
Finally, if you consider yourself a true scientist, have you ever considered submitting your crticisms to a peer reviewed journal on parapsychology? Why or why not?
I am only a retired nurse but feel qualified to answer. I don’t believe doctors always have access to reviews and get caught up with corporate agendas. Some are unwilling to try due to personal religious beliefs – some only follow the advice of their peers internally – then there are those who will take the challenge to go beyond. Culture and locality can also play into it.
I lived on the West coast when I started as a nurse and we were using all the newest techniques in hemo dialysis.When I moved to the midwest -they were terrified and unwilling to try anything I was teaching them. It was really frustrating and took years before they finally caught up –
This is a simple example. But this scenario also applies in the lab as I have worked there too. Everything has to follow protocol.
Don’t get me wrong everyone is interested,but many will not say so. They went to college a lot of years and to have a career ruined because they admit to even being curious about paranormal is not worth it to most.
This is why most who study and practice parapsychology have to branch out on their own. They don’t have the funding to do more and there are hardly any schools which delve into it appropriately. Again -religion, money and support influences the progress.
To finally answer your question – I am skeptical of everything but always curious and willing to learn new stuff.