Originally Posted by Spartan
Scientific theories are just models of reality. They aren't truths, they are merely models which make accurate predictions. These models prove useful and they increase our understanding of the world, but they aren't necessarily true. Thus phenomena deemed impossible by accepted mainstream theories might be possible in reality. Perhaps the model says it's impossible, but the model is only a useful representation of reality, not reality itself.
Exactly. Also, how often has the model been changed, updated, and completely thrown out and replaced by a new model?
When the model reflects my own perceivable reality, it makes sense to me and I follow it, such as in the case of gravity. Science says gravity exists, and I can drop a pencil and it falls...therefore the model is verified by my own life experience.
When the model says "We can't prove if psychic phenomena exists" but my own senses tell me it does beyond any shadow of doubt, why would I listen to the model?
Tekomino, I have a question for your. If your own senses *proved* to you that psychic phenomena exist, would you accept it even though scientists say it doesn't, or would you check yourself into a mental hospital because you'd think you must be crazy?