I'll take my personal experience over those of Galileo, Newton, Einstein, or even Watson and Crick any day. You can also add Steve and Erin Pavlina to that list
As it turns out, I've experienced the truth of what each and every person on this list has said, and I experienced it because I was skeptical enough to say "I need to try this and see how it works for me." In other words I don't leave it to anyone, including God or the "world's greatest scientists" to carve the commandments into stone tablets and hand off to me. When it comes to Truth, appeal to authority on any level just doesn't cut it for me.
So when I asked about other people's experiences with trying to induce an OBE through a lucid dream, it wasn't so that I could read it and feel all warm and fuzzy inside, it was so that I could try it out. It doesn't bother me that James Randi or Richard Dawkins or Radical considers it "improbable" or "not scientifically tested."