What would evidence for the non-physical look like? A possible answer. (2022)

Hi Mike,

I disagree with both the premise and the conclusion of your opening paragraph—but I think at least in part that is because we define evidence differently from one another. If multiple people experience something that is not immediately explainable through conventional means, I don’t take it to mean that it is either a hallucination, a mistaken interpretation, or an outright fraud. That it may be explained, at first, in terms that will likely yield to a more accurate interpretation later, is the nature of our movement towards greater knowledge. Nor do I assume that if a few people say it is so, that it is.

The one point I’ve hoped to make is that there may exist phenomena whose arising is related to causal factors not fully understood at the present, at least one of which may be the conditioning of the human being. If this is true, then these phenomena would not be admissible as legitimate phenomena in the way you have defined evidence. One way of defining evidence is not in my opinion correct or incorrect in any absolute sense, except as you pointed out the other day, there are implications to one another’s quality of life. I think you and I would probably have the same long-term goals on many of those issues, regardless of our route to reaching those conclusions. The implications aside, all I’m really saying is that the nature of evidence as you have described it includes a filter.

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You are asserting that the filter is well and good because we’ve already looked at what doesn’t get caught in the filter and found it all to be nonsense, more or less without exception. In my opinion what has been found is that what isn’t trapped in the filter, without exception, doesn’t belong in the filter, and this makes perfect sense of course. What doesn’t make sense to me, except as a personal choice, is to assert that everything outside of the filter is delusional and irrelevant—meaning of no value to us as human beings in formulating an accurate understanding of “reality” or improving the quality of our shared existence. Much of what lies outside the filter may be valueless, but in my personal experience not all of it. So what I disagree with is the notion that everything outside of the filter’s purview is nonsense.

What I propose is that the foundation of this filter is rooted in the idea of “separateness”. I am separate from you, and we are both separate from the experimental apparatus. Any and all linkages between the elements in the scene must be explainable within the context of the filter, as repeatable, physical linkages, and as the filter is applied, they are. A consistent picture of reality emerges. The result is a particular bounded set of phenomena that are considered “real” and which are consistent with the basic idea of the filter. If I suggest that another filter, rooted in the idea of “unity”, which means the human being’s condition is an active factor in the experience, would return other types of experiences, it gets uncomfortable. What am I saying? That the world is simply however we want it to be? Of course not.

In my opinion, just as Newton’s Laws of Gravitation are very difficult to distinguish from Einstein’s Theories of Relativity without the development of a fairly complex scientific and technological infrastructure, so I suggest that what is experienced through the filter of “separateness” is quite difficult to distinguish from what is allowed in the idea of “unity”, but not impossible.

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I think it falls upon me to provide you with an example, which I will try to do. What is important to me about this example is that it emerges from a long-standing cultural tradition, e.g. it takes place within the context of a worldview that was developed over centuries, if not millennia. It is not some kids in a haunted house. I have decided to provide you with a number of links (at the bottom) to articles from various sources describing various persons’ experience in a traditional Lakota yuwipi ceremony. I don’t mean to clutter the commentary with links, but I thought they wouldn’t hurt to offer. I will further say that I have had the chance to attend two yuwipi ceremonies myself, though I am not Lakota and no longer participate in Lakota ceremonies on a regular basis. My experience was quite similar to what is described, including the experience of seeing and hearing rattles flying around the room, and in one case seeing a short streak of lightning in a room that was fully blackened (windows, doors, etc.) with all electrical devices and lighting fixtures removed, and all electrical wires wrapped in insulating tape, in a house with the main circuit breaker to the electrical utility disconnected. It could be an artifact of my retina, or sensory deprivation, except most everyone there saw the same, at around the same point in time. It could also have been a strange surge through the house’s electrical system via the grounding system, that caused an arc flash of some sort to occur. But I have no such theories on the flying rattles.

I am not suggesting these were supernatural or paranormal experiences. There certainly are physical causes or aspects to these events in my opinion. They were not “non-physical” per se. But they are not something I am able to replicate, or that can be replicated by following a yuwipi ceremony recipe. They are experiences I suggest fall outside of the filter I described above. In my experience, most everyone in the room had a common recollection of what transpired, and it was actually all quite matter-of-fact. Others throughout hundreds of years, perhaps thousands, have had quite similar experiences, but as I said, I don’t think one can just study the physical steps involved, write them down, go back to the laboratory, and recreate it. Yet I submit to you that this phenomenon exists, that many have experienced something very similar to what I have, and that it lies outside of the filter you apply to screen what is “real”.

I believe this would fall into the category of either personal hallucination or misinterpretation, in your taxonomy of possibilities, as I don’t personally believe all of the yuwipi men are frauds. I will submit to you that if I must pick one of three, it was a hallucination on both occasions, as I do not have a clear interpretation of it. What makes it difficult to accept the hallucination is that many people (20?) hallucinated in the same way, at the same time, in the same physical location. For the yuwipi ceremonies in general, there is in fact a remarkable consistency between their set-up, preparation, and the quality/nature of the experience. There are rules. So I think they exist, that something beautiful is occurring, but I won’t attempt to explain it.

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I am not trying to tell you what this means. I am merely trying to assert that the filter you have described is in point of fact something more than a means of ensuring limited scientific resources are invested in the most efficient manner possible. I am trying to assert that it is a decision about what the world is, and is not, and could be. Some people of scientific background would suggest that those who think differently do so because they are afraid to face reality, that they are simple-minded and unwilling to think for themselves, or afraid to stand on their own and face the world without some delusion to prop them up. (Let us not underestimate the difficulty of facing the nature of our existence, which I feel is a universal challenge, afflicting persons of just about any philosophical orientation. The difficulty is real, and it is there.) What I am hoping to communicate is that both sides of the coin have drawn their lines in the sand, and that they are not so different from one another as they like to think, at least when it comes to being unwilling to admit that their approach to interpreting the nature of being may be incomplete. There are irrational people on both sides, and plenty of people who are unwilling to do their own thinking. They are both distrustful of the other’s way of being and working in the world, and unwilling to admit the world is bigger than they would like. Generally speaking, for the religious, science pushes their world in uncomfortable directions. And for the scientific, the religious do the same.

For those somewhat in the middle like myself, who would give the benefit of the doubt to the countless generations of thoughtful, caring, ignorant, hopeful, and passionate humans who have come before me, and to their multiple modes of perceiving “reality”, these boundaries accomplish very little with respect to deepening our understanding of what it is to be human, or expanding the scope of what is possible for the highest benefit of the most number of people.

Thank you,
Michael

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