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Secrets of the Psychics

Viewing Ideas

Before Watching

  1. Announce to the class that scientists have found a human fossil that dates back to the age of the dinosaurs. Ask students how they would go about verifying this discovery, which contradicts scientific theories about human evolution. If later scientific tests contradict this finding, how might the class determine which finding to believe?

  2. This program presents individuals who approach the question of psychic phenomena in different ways. Ask students to take notes as they watch about the type of evidence that different people need to support their beliefs about psychic phenomena.

After Watching

  1. Ask students to discuss the different perspectives that people in the program have about psychic phenomena. What are the reasons that each person gives to support a particular perspective? Is there any information given that establishes the person as a reliable expert on the topic? Does his or her expertise justify the opinions expressed?

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Secrets of the Psychics