posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 07:09 PM
Realize that there are not only belief systems based on this datum and its ramifications, but workable technologies.
There are various psychic technologies that, at least for trained practitioners, get results. The huge variable is the practitioner (or investigator)
not the underlying premise. Example from the world of "black projects:" Remote viewing.
Outside of science, the basic premise is so often taught and so widely held (in various forms) that it is almost surprising that science would bother
to challenge it. But that's its job.
The problem here is that we are dealing with causation. Science is used to studying effects and only inferring causes, which often turn out to be
other effects. (Genetics influences body appearance; but what influences genetics?) So it is a backwards progression, like a murder investigation. You
come up with various clues that you hope will lead to the true cause of the final effect. But it's hard to get there because you are so concentrated
on effect. It's hard to imagine what a true cause would be like or look like or act like. Well, the closest example we have to one is whatever it is
that decides which of these threads to look at, whether or not to leave a post, and what words to use to convey what you want to communicate. It's
me. It's you. And it sits there rather quietly being cause. That's about all it can do, really. Minor detail?