#4 Ghosts II - Poltergeists and Cannibals


What counts as good evidence for ghosts? Is it a matter of faith? How do we approach the uncertain? Dustyn and Whitney discuss the Case of the Speluncean Explorers.

Main Resources

  1. Tiffanie Wen, “Why Do People Believe in Ghosts?” The Atlantic. 2014.

  2. Adam Boult, “Most Haunted team claim to have caught 'ghost' on camera - are you convinced?” The Telegraph. 2017.

  3. Michael Nees, “Hearing ghost voices relies on pseudoscience and fallibility of human perception.” The Conversation. 2015.

  4. David Corner, Summary of David Hume’s Of Miracles. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Further Reading

  1. David Hume,  "Of Miracles." An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding. 1777.

  2. Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark. Ballantine Books. 1996.

  3. Benjamin Radford, “Ghost-Hunting Mistakes: Science and Pseudoscience in Ghost Investigations.”  Skeptical Inquirer, Volume 34.6. 2010.