Scientific Spin Doctors

According to a study, most people who have lost a partner will see, hear or sense them in some way. Photo / iStock

According to a study, most people who have lost a partner will see, hear or sense them in some way. Photo / iStock

Personally, I find it profoundly unhelpful for science to label anything that exists outside of its paradigm as a hallucination.  I don't know that people are being visited by their dead loved ones, but I also sure as hell don't know that they aren't; and I'm reluctant to put a definitive label on any phenomenon that we don't yet truly understand.  A new study shows 60% of adults who've lost a partner experience their presence after they've passed.  What that means is up for debate, but I find the possibility of our loved ones' persistence distinctly comforting--as do we all, I'm sure--and I'm willing to entertain the idea of its reality until proven otherwise.

Yours in Impossibility,

Tobias 

 

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