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IRVA 2009 - What Breaks Paradigms?
For over a century there have been thousands of events evidencing the paranormal by credentialed scientists that should have caused mainstream science to embrace it. They haven't. It seems that more experiments, more books, more TV demonstrations won't get the job done in the foreseeable future. Maybe it's time to look to other areas of life to learn what has caused paradigms to fail.