In an age of total epistemic confusion the mainstreaming of parapsychology and related New Age practices seems to run parallel to other anti-scientific trends: climate change denial – the anti-vaxxer movement – conspiracy theories from PizzaGate to QAnon.
A recent study found the espousal of conspiracy theories – pseudoscience and belief in the paranormal turn out to be highly correlated with one another.
After six months I drop out of psychic school.
I don’t have the patience to stare into a candle flame for 15 minutes a day and my mugwort stash has been sitting untouched in my underwear drawer for weeks.
Since the animal telepathy class I often try to read the mind of my roommate’s cat but all I ever gather is that she wants food.