When do you call bullshit?

People like to act like something is bullshit if science hasnt found it yet. Well, isnt science finding new shit every day?

Also, science can't get a grasp of everything. It's not like something can't be "real" if there is no scientific evidence of it. Science is a very harsh evaluation system and not even the most reasonable theories are taken as granted in science.

I'm not saying everything scientifically unprovable could be "real", I'm saying science doesn't really reach all the parts of life's diversity. Can science explain consciousness in its full wideness? But we still have tons of empirical knowledge about consciousness that is hard to deny just because science can't get a grasp of it. Everything just can't (at least, yet) be explained in the scientific terms.

As for the original question, I think how the new-agey whatever thing fits my earlier knowledge base and if I can explain the thing to myself, I do semi-believe it can be a real thing. Usually I can find "parallels" between the new-agey things and e.g. psychological things. Then I usually think that the new-agey thing is explaining the same, more familiar psychological thing in other terms. In other words I reduce it to psychology. Usually that's the case with all the new agey things I believe in.. I rarely think any new agey thing can "invent" a new field of study, they can be explained with basic sciences. They just think they've found something "new" because no one else hasn't spoken about it with the terms they're speaking about it or with the same context etc.. And actually others have, it can be reduced to basic psychology or something similar.

I harshly dismiss everything that isn't even slightly fitting my knowledge base. If I can't understand a shit how the new agey idea could work, I can't just take a leap of faith and think mmmh okaay that could be true. It could but I guess I'm not that adventurous of a person that I'd straightly believe everything that could be true without any linkage to anything I've ever learnt or observed before. I know I can be wrong but I think I'd lose the last pieces of my sense if there was something "new" in the world that has no any bonds to anything I've observed in life earlier. It's not like there can be some secret alchemy that hasn't showed even a glimpse of itself ever before, in any form. But it can change if I find new information that could make the new agey thing "fitting". It's not "settled" forever.

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