I chose the latter option. I twas a recent conversion for me. I find too many logical errors to be able to believe totally in psychic phenomena.
lasti, no offense, but you are building on an unfounded assumption, just because science can't disprove it. Science doesn't disprove anything. it comes up with theories based on data. It doesn't actively try to disprove, unless it is logically so because of what is proven.
I have a few problems with believing in a soul. I know that's not psychic ability, but it is supernatural/paranormal so close enough. I actually wanted to start a thread with these discussions, but see people getting so defensive around here that I don't know if we can have a calm discussion without resorting to attacks.
My question is this:
Does the soul follow the laws of physics?
If so, of what is it composed?
What is its source of energy? Every action takes some energy, and energy can neither be created nor destroyed. The soul must then have some source of energy so that it can continue to exist. The body has nourishment from food, drink, oxygen, etc.
Further, when people have some brain damage, their personality often changes significantly, or they lose memory. Doesn't the soul retain this information, if it exists? Why do they change?
If the soul does not follow the laws of physics, why not? What excludes it from this?
I find that this is the base of any discussion of psychic or paranormal phenomena. If we don't know if the soul exists, then we can't build on top of that concept.