Does ectoplasm exist?
A spiritualist will tell you that it does, and that ectoplasm is the substance which comes out of a person when they are in a trance and communicating with the dead.
(I understand the stuff can't be detected by unbelievers.)
But what would a scientist say? What about a cytologist, who studies the cells which make up living things? Would he believe in ectoplasm?
Well, what do you think?*
Word To Use Today: ectoplasm. This word is made up of the Greek ektos, which means outside, and plasm, which in biology means to do with cells and comes from the Greek plasma, something moulded.
*Yes, a scientist would believe in ectoplasm because to him ectoplasm is the outer layer of the innards of some cells, especially protozoa.
This is a sea protozoa called Radiolaria. Its ectoplasm is the stuff numbered 10 and is a clear gel.
Illustration by Franciscosp2