Belief in Paranormal Realities: The Judicial, Political, Economic and Medical Implications for Human and National Development.
This paper examines the negative implications latent in paranormal beliefs and argues that these implications in turn impact negatively on both human and (social) national development. It carried out this task using politics, law, economy and medicine as its focal points. Furthermore, the paper reveals that in most cases belief tends to prove itself stronger than knowledge, adding that people are more inclined to die for what they believe in than what they know. It noted that notwithstanding the fact that there is yet to be a single instance of conclusively proven claims of the paranormal, the belief in paranormal phenomena still remains strong among the people and features prominently in both the media and film industry. While arguing that it is out of ignorance, desperation, poverty, gullibility and irrationalism that some people murder their fellow human beings for rituals, it concluded by noting that this pseudoscientific-oriented system of thought if not checked, portends a great danger for both the individual and the society at large.
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