Paranormal Abilities Explained with Star Wars

Star Wars is the epitome of a good vs evil, battle to the death (quite literally) story. It is set in a galaxy far, far away filled with Jedi’s, aliens, robotic droids, and space traveling ships. Obi-Wan Kenobi is one of the primary characters throughout the Star Wars saga. He is a Jedi, a group of gifted individuals who use the Force for good, battling the Sith or Dark Jedi’s (the evil guys everyone hates).
The Force is an infinite energy that is channeled by those that have the right ability, being sensitive to the Force. The Force is an energy created by all things, and binds all things in the galaxy together. Having the Force gives you (if practiced) various paranormal abilities such as telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and telekinesis. 
Telepathy is having the capability to discern other’s thoughts through extrasensory perception (also known as ESP). To simplify, telepathy is mind-reading. Obi-Wan Kenobi had the ability, and demonstrates so, to use telepathy. He often used telepathy to determine the moods of those around him, or to help in training his apprentice, Luke Skywalker, to become a Jedi. 
Along with telepathy, the Force allows Obi-Wan to see things beyond the range of the power of vision. This is known as clairvoyance. In more simplified terms, the Force allows Obi-Wan to see events happening at the same moment, but in a different location. This happens often, for example, when another Jedi is in trouble and Obi-Wan can sense what has happened.
Similar to the paranormal ability of clairvoyance, is precognition. Precognition is psychic knowledge of something in advance of its occurrence. This happens endless times with Obi-Wan through the Force, as well as many of the other Jedi’s. They each are able to sense if something bad is coming, often deriving specific details of events. The strength of the Jedi’s precognition relies heavily on how advanced of a Jedi they are. As Obi-Wan is advanced in his training as a Jedi, his precognition's, as well as his telepathy and clairvoyance can be quite strong. 
Lastly, the Force, with training, can facilitate the extraordinary ability of telekinesis. Telekinesis is the movement of objects by scientifically inexplicable means. This, like the other paranormal abilities of the Force, can improve in strength with training. Obi-Wan uses telekinesis quite often, whether just in day to day Jedi activities, training, or in heated battles with Sith Lords. 
While Star Wars is a compelling, generation changing, good vs evil tale chuck full of paranormal abilities, the real world is quite different. I do not believe in paranormal abilities (unless we are talking about Star Wars, because what is not to believe about that?). Those that claim these paranormal abilities of telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and telekinesis have not sufficiently proved them. Claims like those, of paranormal abilities, absolutely need to have sufficient evidence; the proof is in the positive.

Note: This was merely a fun assignment I did for a class recently. This is not a scientific article. Thanks!

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