I think it is a bit more complicated than that to say the least. You know, all current scientific models stand on materialist. Humans are nothing more than complex molecules assemblage and your own personality is basically neurons and synapses transmiting informations by electro-chemical signallings. According to materialistic neuroscience, we are basically ''computers''.
You see where the issue lies? Souls, Ghosts, Spirits, ESP ect. are fundamentally impossible in this view point in which mainstream science stands. It will take much more than ''evidence'' but a massive shift on how reality can actually be perceived through the magnifying glass of science.
I would rather say that the entire paranormal field is based on interpretations. A religious person experiencing what can be considered ''paranormal'' would interpret it according to the Bible, the Quran ect. A spiritist would claim it might be the ''ghost'' of a deceased one and so on.
But if we can eliminiate basic natural causes, and distinguish the experience itself from the interpretation which is no easy feat in many cases, than one may find similarities that transcend cultures, beliefs and interpretations.
Edited by sam_comm, 22 March 2014 - 03:58 PM.