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Clairvoyance

Claimed form of extrasensory perception / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Clairvoyance (/klɛərˈvɔɪ.əns/; from French clair 'clear', and voyance 'vision') is the claimed ability to acquire information that would considered impossible to get through scientifically proven sensation, thus classified as extrasensory perception, or "sixth sense".[2][3] Any person who is claimed to have such ability is said to be a clairvoyant (/klɛərˈvɔɪ.ənt/)[4] ('one who sees clearly').

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Diagram by the French esotericist Paul Sédir to explain clairvoyance[1]

Claims for the existence of paranormal and psychic abilities such as clairvoyance have not been supported by scientific evidence.[5] Parapsychology explores this possibility, but the existence of the paranormal is not accepted by the scientific community.[6] The scientific community widely considers parapsychology, including the study of clairvoyance, a pseudoscience.[7][8][9][10][11][12]

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