Fringe Science And Beyond


 Is there a clear distinction between objective reality or say proven science and imagination, unexplained phenomena and alternative theories explaining the world to us?

Even modern physics suggests that we can’t be so sure about our common ideas of reality. There is an Otherworld. It suggests that “our Cosmic Neighbourhood could encompass other (parallel) universes, extra spatial dimensions other time-like dimensions beyond the common 4-dimensional spacetime we recognize” (Jacques Vallee 2003).

However the same author emphasizes the need of even more unconventional thinking beyond the existing theory models. Vallee writes that, “in any scientific question it must be possible to ascertain to what extend a hypothesis, when tested and proven to be true, actually “explains” the observed facts. In the case of unidentified aerial phenomenon, however, as in physics generally,  a hypothesis may well be ‘proven true’ while an apparently contradictory hypothesis is also proven true. Thus the hypothesis that the phenomenon of light is caused by particles is true, but so it the opposite hypothesis that it is caused by waves”.

Following Mr. Vallees further, many cases of human encounters with the “Otherworld” suggest  they are “psychic” in a sense of an interaction between physical reality and human consciousness.

Does so called “Fringe Science” help to overcome the absurdity of this contradiction which is similar to the numinous particle/wave character of light? Wikipedia explains “Fringe Science” to us as “scientific inquiry in an established field of study that departs significantly from mainstream or orthodox theories…A particular concept that was once accepted by the mainstream scientific community can become fringe science” and vice verca.

Keeping the concept of “Fringe science” in mind can be helpful to keep an open-mindedness towards new models of physical reality.

Sometimes frontier science or fringe science might not be enough to give explanations since more controversial ideas or methods might be required. Read more in further posts in THE FOREST DARK LOGBOOK.

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