posted on May, 5 2008 @ 01:42 PM
Originally posted by dave420
So, to sum up, until someone actually decides to study anything scientifically (and discovers something), it's pointless to try to "learn" anything
other than other people's conjecture.
what's the difference between scientific surveys/studies/results and other people's thoughts/conjecture?
our scientific knowledge is ever expanding...always. what we call science and fact is pretty much our best interpretation of existence that we can
currently come up with. we make use of new technology, a byproduct of our minds. was the earth flat? well for millions of people it was. we
"discover" new things and change science.
mathematicians, scientists, and philosophers were pretty much one and the same back in the day. without conjecture, science would lose its cohesion.
we need our minds, all different perspectives, to try to put all the pieces together.
granted, metaphysics and the paranormal can be crazy. you have people abusing, misusing, saturating the field with over-the-top conclusions. through
conjecture, reasoning, and controlled scientific research into this field, more will be revealed and discovered. i am definitely open to these new
concepts, but i will be hesitant to believe in the unfounded, the same criteria i use with religion.