Why Extraordinary Claims Demand Extraordinary Proof
July 24, 2003 by

Skeptics are typically unwilling to accept paranormal claims—such as claims of psychic powers, human energy fields involving energies unknown to science, detection methods involving unknown forces (like dowsing), and predicting the future with cards or dreams—unless the evidence in support of those claims is of very high quality. “Extraordinary claims demand extraordinary proof,” we say. …