Is There Science Behind Psychic Abilities?
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Can Mediumship Be Scientifically Tested?
Contacting the dead has been a human fascination since the beginning of time. Aboriginal cave paintings found in Australia dating back tens of thousands of years ago that depict mythical creatures, ancient songlines, spirits and the afterlife. Since the 1800s, when mediumship reached a sort of fervour in England, questions about the legitimacy of contacting the spirit world abound.
Even Nobel laureate and famous scientist Pierre Curie investigated medium Eusapia Palladino - an Italian medium, who lived and worked during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Eusapia produced phenomena like rappings, table elevations, and ectoplasmic materialisations. Scientists across Europe studied Eusapia extensively, due to the strength, variety, and reliability of her demonstrations. While many consider her a cheat, there are also many credible investigators who became convinced of the genuineness of the effects.
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