N.W. Michigan Paranormal Society [nwmichiganparan]
What do you investigate? What is at the heart of your research?
We investigate Paranormal happenings.
We believe the heart of our research is showing the public that the paranormal world does exist
Do you have a link to a site where we can see something about you, or the center where you work?
You Can visit www.myspace.com/mancyparanormal
What is your educational background? What work experience did you have before this?
I hold several certificates in science related fields.
This is a new endevor for this energetic group
Did you keep your nose to the grindstone in school?
I was an average student in school
What kind of technology are you using for your research right now?
We use everything form digital cameras, voice recorders, to EMF detectors to trail cams
What types of experiments do you conduct? How are the conclusions documented?
We document all of our investigations on paper. If we do find something in reviewing the evidence, we keep documented video or audio proof of that as well
If you conclude your investigation successfully, what practical application would it have in everyday life?
Well it gives us the satisfaction of knowing that we may beable to save someones life.
What is a "eureka" moment? What is it like to experience one?
A eureka moment for us would be when we think of a new tool that we can invent and experiment with.
The feeling is just so overwelming.
What do you find to be the most difficult aspects of your research?
Having the time to actually do the research. We all have other jobs and family wich come first for us
What have you published?
We have published several news letters pertaining to the paranormal world.
Should there be more public financing for scientific investigation?
I believe there should be.
What is your personal position on the use of animals in scientific investigation?
We do not believe in the use of animals for scientific investigation
Can you briefly explain the difference between common logic and the scientific method?
Scientific Method: Trial and Error
Common Logic: Because I said So!
What is science and what is pseudoscience? Who decides which is which?
Science: The practice of coming to a conculsion using basic instruments.
Pseudoscience: The practice of Coming to a conclusion using the supernatural
What is the role of creativity in the scientific method?
Creativity is the question in science
The scientific method is the answer. Science does not exist without both
What it is the most intriguing scientific question that you would like to see resolved?
Why are we here as humans? since there is afterlife
What scientific explanation is there for spirituality? Are religion and science incompatible?
Spirituallity is part of religion not science
Is there some area of knowledge that is morally unacceptable to you?
not at all, Knowledge is Power!
Is there another way science could be studied in schools?
I think all types of science should be studied in school. Hands on though. not in text books
What is the best way to disseminate science in the mass media?
Make it enjoyable to the audience
Why do two or more scientists often come up simultaneously with the same discovery?
Science uses common sense
What is the meaning of life? Is there a scientific answer to this question?
There is no scientifc answer to that question
Investigating is to live on the frontier of knowledge. Can you explain that sentiment?
Investigating brings both worlds together, that of the known and unknown
What would be your dream to work on for your next research project?
I would love to investigate building 50 of the State hospital
If you could give just one piece of advice to beginning researchers, what would it be?
make sure this is a field you want to get into
N.W. Michigan Paranormal Society