I need help creating a thesis and an outline on Psychic Ability. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required.
I need help creating a thesis and an outline on Psychic Ability. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. Science demands that if a particular psychic phenomenon is experienced by the common man, then it has to work under controlled and laboratory conditions. It is agreed that if a particular ability or phenomenon does not work under controlled conditions, then it is not a science. However, discarding psychic ability as a deception, misguided thing or an illusion of mind (Watt 2009, p.iv) is a wrong thing to do. What scientists fail to understand is that there are things that are beyond the understanding of science. The intensity of belief and faith in a certain thing has the power to manifest things which are beyond the explanation and conditions of the scientific world. Hence, it can be said that faith may be the most important aspect of the occurrence of the psychic phenomenon.
Science has always been arrogant and has refused to accept the existence of God or psychic ability even when millions of people have believed in psychic ability and have even experienced it in their life. It has been observed that psychic ability does not depend on the condition of the environment (McBurney & White 2010, p. 23). The psychic ability does not follow any law (McBurney & White 2010, p. 23) simply because it is not under the control of the human being. Psychic ability ( clairvoyance, extrasensory perception, ability to predict future, communication with spirits, healing etc.) is considered as a part of spiritual phenomena. Hence, it comes under the category of religion. According to Appleby (2000), a “religion is a reality that is perceived as sacred (De Rivers 2003, p. 584). He said that religious authority plays a vital role in shaping the belief of its followers (De Rivers 2003, p. 584). Psychics who are peace-loving and believe in harmony, utilize their psychic abilities to heal people and to make their life happy (De Rivers 2003, p. 584). This shows that belief in psychic ability has been nurtured by people as it serves different functions of the society (Watt 2009, p.iv). . .