Originally Posted by yossarian
It is very possible that the actual memory is in the ether and the brain is simply a retrieval mechanism. Most scientists don't bother dealing with this hypothesis however, and instead assume that the brain itself is a storage mechanism. This assumption is casually made and not precisely accurate.
Exactly my point. While scientists continue to limit their interpretations of what they observe through the lens of "non-spiritual possibilities", you can't use their conclusions as the basis of an argument to *prove* that psychic abilities can't exist.
The only real "accurate" way to *prove* to yourself whether psychic abilities exist or not is through personal experimentation. I just don't see any other way someone can prove or disprove the existence of it.
Erin claims psychic abilities exist and that she's a psychic. I claim to have had readings which conclusively prove to ME that psychic abilities exist through personal experimentation. Science vaguely denies the existence of psychic phenomena, although they haven't proven that it doesn't exist - just that they are unable to prove that it does exist.
Wouldn't the logical and more accurate way of testing if psychic phenomena exists be to actually personally experiment and get some readings done in such an instance? That's what I did, and I was shocked to learn that it actually does exist. I don't exactly know how, or why it exists, but I do know that there are people out there that do know things that regular science can't explain ---- short of the psychic being highly trained in surveillance systems and having bugged my house with hidden cameras and such to "trick" me into thinking they can read what I wrote in my journal, just to scam me out of a few bucks.
That would be a pretty paranoid way of thinking though.