I think we are new explorers of a new frontier and people should let their imaginations run wild.
Out of chaos comes order.
I think to dismiss these things out of hand when we just reached Mars is wrong.
I say let your imagination and creativity loose and everything will work itself out in the end.
Einstein talked about imagination and creativity.
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might
yet discover and create."
"When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing
"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."
"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the
mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every
day. Never lose a holy curiosity."
I truly find the trend of pseudoskepticism troubling.
They wear the term "rational mind" like a chain around the neck of imagination and exploration and they try to choke it with absolutes.
They are absolute about extraterrestrials and extradimensional beings.
They are absolute about Mars.
They are absolute about life after death.
They are absolute about psychic ability.
In a universe where only 4% of it is known to us, how can anyone build an entire worldview based on the 3 dimensional perception of the rational
I say the answer to that is belief. Skepticism in it's present form is becoming a tool to shield a pre-exting belief system and not used as a tool
to search for the truth.
I say the "rational mind" in this instance is IRRATIONAL.