Interesting, but I have to point out that there are thousands of things we used to attribute to God that later were explained by science.
Yes. Likewise, there are mysterious experiences that are profound, sacred, spiritual, surreal, even fantastic that we can now put down to neural aberrations like epileptic fits, ergot poisoning, brain damage. No less meaningful. Daresay more, right? Still mysterious.
I have a good friend of mine who is an ardent fan of the Dr. He is one of the most intelligent people I know, fluent in 7 languages including written cyrillic and Chinese, yet he can not shake the feeling that we are not more than what we think we are. He's not defined what it is, can't really. He has this kind of Buddhist notion of one with the universe, everything but nothing at he same time. Universal consciousness maybe. I often think of the fun little exercise of the power of ten, and wonder where is the limit.
This was made in 1977 and had a profound influence on me. We have advanced much , much further in both outer space and inner space since then.
We would never know certain things existed without instruments. Imagine the thrill Janssen felt when he discovered a thriving world unseen and unknown in a drop of pond water. Butterflies see spectrums of ultraviolet light that we can't. If we did not have instruments to detect that, it would not exist to humans. Dogs hear sound that we can not. There are numerous instances of discovery, through science, that pull back the curtain hiding the unknown.
We talk now of parallel worlds that are tuned to a different vibration, side by side. Science fiction? So was flying, or submarines, or space flight.
And we still can not define hard consciousness. We are trying to create it via A.I. though. Just recently here on Snapzu we read about bugs with egos and plants that learn. What's that about? How did that happen? Why would it happen. I love the process of discovery, the mystery unfolded and the hunt to find things.