As a passionate explorer of the psychic myself I was gifted with the opportunity of having a discussion with a physics professor a few weeks ago and it was refreshing because he neither took the view of completely believing nor negating psychic or spiritual phenomena. Rather he came from a point of view of what science was presently able to measure and how one could possibly go about measuring psychic or spiritual phenomena based on developments and evolution from present tools and resources.
What I found interesting about this professor was that he wasn't trying to prove anything to me, he was just having a discussion about what he thought to be possible regarding the measurement of psychic/spiritual energy based on what he knew to be presently possible.
He was also completely open either way to these hypothesis' being proven or dis-proven in the future as tools are developed. He also made the interesting comment that even once something in science is proven it is never completely proven and even once something is dis-proven it is never completely dis-proven - because science makes allowances for variables that it does not yet have an awareness or knowledge of.
He also made the comment that "of course science is going to find out a lot more in the future, its never stopped, if we'd found out everything already then science would be a dead and no longer evolving art and I'd be out of a job."
When I asked him whether he had a personal opinion either way on psychic phenomena he said "I've been in this profession so long that its hard to take a black and white opinion, because the very basis of research is always going to bring new light to old information. Whether I have an opinion or not doesn't seem to matter when the results of particular research come in and so over time I've come to believe in my research, ideas and new potentials rather than opinions."
Overall, this was one of the most enlightening and growth inducing discussions I've had in a long time.