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- adj. Prepathological; lying between normal and pathological.
- adj. Having previously been thought to be a paranormal phenomenon, but having since been scientifically verified as natural.
Such transitional phenomena are called the “perinormal,” meaning near-normal, by fiercely skeptical Cambridge University zoologist Richard Dawkins.
As author Ted Dace wrote in reviewing that conference,24 when Dawkins was asked about one of the prizes offered for demonstrations of the paranormal, he responded: “About the million dollar prize, I would be worried if I were you because of the fact that we have perinormal possibilities.”