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Template talk:Paranormal

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There is already {{psychic}} that could cover most of this and isn't marred by that awful gif animation. Scarlet A.pngd hominem 14:07, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

...most... and change the gif if you like, I thought it was fun. the psychic box won't cover areas like Flight 19, where the subject came up, and a few other areas. Psychic phenomena are a subset of the paranormal, which catches many things in its net - UFOs, fish rains, bigfoot... likewise the pseudoscience navbox is wrongly placed in some articles - it should be reserved for those fields which claim scientific validity, rather than, say, exorcism, which doesn't so much. But these are subtle distinctions and the appropriate navbox will often be a matter of opinion. Totnesmartin (talk) 15:05, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
That's true, which is why I started with a few new navboxes. But I think the "psychic" one can cover more general paranormal, basically, anything you'd expect to see on Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World. Although if we have enough content to justify it, splitting it off as two would indeed be the favourable option. Scarlet A.pngd hominem 15:09, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
what, sea serpents and the Nazca lines are psychic phenomena? :) Maybe reserve psychic for mental phenomena such as ESP, mediumship etc and paranormal for "out there in the world" stuff? We need to have a line somewhere or have more than one naxbox per article, which would be a rubbish idea. Totnesmartin (talk) 15:16, 19 September 2010 (UTC)