Paranormal folks like to use exciting scientific theories on which to base explanations for the evidence they collect. For instance, alternate universes go a very long way toward explaining a great many paranormal things. Problem is, of course, there’s no proof that alternate universes even exist. That will probably happen soon though, and something phenomenal will surface – life as we know it will change once again.
Until then, however, many of us will continue to blame paranormal occurrences on a variety of theoretical possibilities. No wonder a lot of people get fed up with us. In defense of our cooption of the speculative, since there is no factual basis for anything paranormal, we have no foundation on which to build. We have tons of data and results, without a single defining or corroborating logical basis for any of it. All we can say is that it exists. We need theories to give us a foothold.
Here we sit with all this fantastic verification – all these millions of EVP, with little more to do than offer best guesses as to what details accurately characterize them. We can’t look back to the accomplishments of great men and women in the field – there aren’t any. In science, we have the work of geniuses like Einstein and Newton, just to name two, who have blazed the trail for others who follow. They’ve transformed certain possibilities into facts, so whatever scientists do today can be based on their work and conclusions that have already been proven accurate.
We don’t have such a luxury within the paranormal. When a cosmologist thinks about the universe, he automatically understands certain facts to be true. This foundation will provide the platform for everything he ponders. “What happened before the singularity?” he might ask, because he has a pretty accurate idea of what happened afterward. One’s new ideas might not originate from anything concrete, but there will always be a solid starting point thanks to proven scientific principles.
There is no comparable foundation in paranormal studies. Is it any wonder we base our thinking on near and soon to be truths? What else do we have? We can’t be expected to just sit pat and wait for the next couple of geniuses to come up with something concrete so we can start working. That’s no good. The geniuses probably wouldn’t choose the paranormal to work on anyway, and we’d be left at the altar, all decked out in our gear, with no partner coming down the aisle. The fact that the entire field has been left to untrained amateurs for a very long time ought to tell us something – science doesn’t care. In fact many of them will tell you that the paranormal is foolish.
If we follow strict scientific principles exclusively, EVP become irregularities – accidents of nature. “There’s no mystery.” There’s no explanation either, and once we entertain one; perhaps a more spiritual offering, our ill repute begins. Certainly, we hear them, but as long as there is even the possibility of a natural explanation, all paranormal options are off the table – null and void. And that means always and forever, because the scientific community isn’t going to recognize the spiritual world as being a part of their real world. It’s always been a problem for mankind to willingly merge the two, and since the scientific discipline is made up of highly focused men and women, there are sometimes spiritual blinders in every equation.
Mankind has always viewed spiritual possibilities as being above and beyond the tangible life. That’s because removing one from the other allows us to easily add our personal spiritual suppositions at will. That’s old thinking, of course; it’s stubborn thinking – I see the two as one and the same. The spiritual realm is simply a part of the physical. Things spiritual happen because they’re supposed to, and they’re just as natural as an erupting volcano or the movement of an electron around a nucleus. Science can’t afford the indulgence of only embracing the physical world, just as we cannot afford to embrace only the spiritual.
As it stands, science almost never contemplates the spiritual, but God is science – not just the master of it. Spirits aren’t aberrations of human observation – they exist in ways and places that will one day be easily understood, but are currently completely mystifying. Everything has a scientific explanation – everything. All things work as they should – there are no hidden realities, only realities not yet discovered. This marriage of the spiritual and the physical is necessary – it’s inborn, and it’s the way we need to envision things if we’re ever going to merge the essence of what it means to be human with the understanding of what it is to become more.