In a recent post, I talked about my friendship with a stinkbug. The big issue there was the nature and scope of consciousness. I think it important to spotlight the outlaws of nature—monks that levitate, affectionate insects, milk that dematerializes before statues of Ganesha—that sort of thing. The anomalous, the preternatural, the supernormal: there is much to investigate, if you’re interested.
But few of us are paying attention. The reason is that the “educated” classes typically dismiss claims that threaten the creed of scientific materialism. So I feel it a duty to fight back. My method is to hunt down the most provocative counter-examples to the reigning dogma of physicalism. I do it for love of truth, however corny and old-fashioned that may sound.