Our current mindset is in deep conflict: most people believe in the reality of the paranormal, but modern science says it’s all make-believe, if not a fraud. Meanwhile, since the late 19th century, paranormal researchers, using the methods of science, have built an impressive case supporting the reality of psychic phenomena. It would seem that something has to give. Why is it so hard to change the scientific mind? On this show, the former president of the Society for Psychical Research, John Poynton, and Guy Lyon Playfair, a long-standing member of the Council for the society, join host Philip Mereton in discussions over the challenges facing paranormal researchers in gaining the long-sought-after acceptance by the scientific community, and the methods that might work in breaking free from the iron rule of the mechanistic regime.