OK.Ivan Seeking said:Whewww! You scared the Jesus out of me there, but I see where you are going. I still don't agree entirely but I can see your point.
Actually, I'm right with you on this one. I think that if any phenomenon turns out to be "genuine" it will have properties that are detectable in terms of conventional physics.I have always believed that we may find "physical" explanations for "genuine mystical" phenomenon, but this is certainly a personal bias.
Without knowing what specific extreme ideas you mean, I can only say that, in general, as long as they remain extreme they are as fragile as they are extreme, their potential subject to whether or not someone comes up with a better different theory.Still, based on some of the most extreme ideas from physics we are starting to see some potential cracks in the lining to explain some claimed phenomenon.
Same here.I do try to keep an open mind that people may recognize some essential truth even if they can't explain it in sensible terms.