WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO by Alan Lowe
September 21, 2010 2 Comments
We as paranormal investigators have developed an idea that we like to present as fact. We believe that the human body contains a soul, a spirit or a ghost that is released at the time of the body’s death. This is somewhat well founded in religious beliefs but as we all know religious belief is based on faith not fact. The energy released at the time of death is called many things. A person can call it a ghost, a soul, a spirit or Uncle Fred. Whatever they choose to call it doesn’t change the fact that it is the portion of our physical body that makes us all unique.
As stated previously religion is based on faith. Scientists like to believe that science is based on fact. By definition science is based on theory and theorems. Theory and theorems are based on observations, speculations, guesswork and assumptions all based on facts. Scientists have seen the cells that comprise our bodies’ replicate themselves by splitting. That is a fact of nature, so the scientist then assumes, guesses and speculates that a single cell split repeatedly until it flopped out of the water onto the ground, grew legs and started walking. Ladies and gentlemen I give you, the birth of man; as science sees it. I see lots of flaws in this way of thinking so obviously science is not perfect.
Paranormal Investigators, particularly our team, has been fortunate enough to gather facts from our investigations. We have gathered pictures of full-bodied apparitions, not one but eight. We even have at least one unexplainable Orb but I have seen more than that. We have gathered electro magnetic phenomenon, electronic voice phenomenon and radical fluctuations in room temperature. By themselves they mean very little but put together and they give us enough fact to speculate, guess or assume that ghost do exist. By definition isn’t that good sound scientific research?
If we are to base our ghost hunting existence on scientific laboratory experiments then we may as well give up because we are dealing with entities that scientists say do not exist. Ghosts do not perform on command and they do not schedule rendezvous with their human counterparts. Our factual findings are sporadic at best. They can’t be duplicated on command. Our labs are creepy old buildings that are not climatically controlled. It is not what the scientific community would respect as a lab but it is OUR lab. It is all we have and we have produced indisputable facts demonstrating GHOST DO EXIST. Ultimately, that is why we do what we do. To prove that ghosts do exist.
Science – A body of knowledge and theory on the nature and operation of natural phenomena and of the universe and all things in it, in which facts are organized into a systematic and meaningful pattern developed as a result of experiments, observations and insight.
Theory – an idea or ideas that explain a group of facts or phenomena; hypothesis that has been proved by observation, experimentations or reasoning. An assumption or guess based on evidence.
Theorem – A theory that has been proven or can be proved from certain assumptions and definitions. Taken from a Latin word, theorema, meaning proposition to be proved or a Greek word, theorema, meaning principle or speculation.
Spirit – moral or spiritual part of man believed to separate from the body at death. A supernatural disembodied being often thought to haunt the living; a specter; a ghost.?