A world-view is your understanding of the kinds of beings that there are in the world and the kinds of causes that operate within it. It includes the whole general account of how the cosmos operates on the broad scale of how the cosmos began and the local scale of the role of evolution in the development of life on Earth. The creationists's world-view excludes evolution.Whether or not there is a deity and the identity of this deity are part of a world-view, as is how the deity relates to this world, whether He/She can act within it and if so in what ways. Linked to any world-view is a theory of knowledge, for it is from this theory of knowledge that we decide what we can know of the world and what we cannot.
Everyone has a world-view, but it can be well thought-out and theoretical or unreflective, and there can be many shades between. But the obligation on us all is to proceed in developing a world-view in a spirit of complete open-mindedness. We must gather as wide a range of phenomena as we can, however strange and analyse them objectively, and we must be sensitive to the philosophical assumptions and the theory of knowledge we bring to bear on our investigations. We must never say to ourselves, "I know all the beings that there are in this world and all possible worlds." We don't, and if we did the only way in which we could know them is to have thoroughly examined all possible worlds, which none of us have done. So our world-view is or always should not be final, but a work in process.
The problem is that the thinkers of the enlightenment did not do this. They took the already limited philosophy of Cartesianism, which limited reality to mind and matter, and got rid of mind. They limited knowledge to mathematics and empirical science known through the senses, and rather than gather a wide range of phenomena from across the world to be explained they hardly worked outside the confines of France, Paris in particular. Hardly the basis for a complete world-view, but this limited materialistic world-view has been promulgated across the planet, excluding or explaining away phenomena that challenge it. While we rightly criticize the church for its misbehaviour in the Galileo case, this even bigger aberration is still current and well-established in the world. Thought has been in a straitjacket because of this narrow materialism.
It is not that paranormal phenomena are explained ignored, the technique is to perform the intellectually dishonest act of explaining them away. This is done by questioning the intelligence or mental competence of those who experience them. Such questioning relies on the assumption that all who genuinely experience something paranormal are deluded either about what they saw or the explanation. You saw a ghost, trick of the light, you had been drinking, on drugs, under stress. Or you are lying! Perhaps you have a hidden agenda. But the trouble with the skeptic is that he/she is skeptical about everyone but themselves. Never do we hear any admission that these skeptics might be wrong.Too often demands for open mindedness are for other people only.