Ghost Field Guide: What is a ghost

I’m a guest on Hayley Stevens’ brand new Ghost Field Guide podcast. This week, on episode two, we discuss “what is a ghost?” and the perils of assuming that certain activity is caused by an unconfirmed entity. 

Definitions are important in science. You need to be clear about exactly what you mean in order to get anywhere. If scientists don’t agree on common definitions, how can an experiment be repeated or results be compared? Precise definitions are the core about which your research questions are formed.

Science is hard. Mucking about in the dark looking for “ghosts” is easy. But, what is the goal? Do you want to find out some reasonable answers or just have fun? If it’s the former, check out Hayley’s podcast at Wiltshire Phenomena Research (UK).


2 thoughts on “Ghost Field Guide: What is a ghost

  1. I just had a similar thought last night: if you believe the devil is a real entity and you want to convince me, when will you agree a certain phenomenon can be explained by medicine (Tourette Syndrome, mental illness) or science and has nothing to do with the devil? If the devil-proposer can’t agree to limits then there is really no way to move forward.

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