A: Great, me too! I believe that the field of psychology considers such a stance a healthy one, and I do, too. Also healthy, I and legitimate science both believe, is an openness to new ideas, and a willingness to accept the results even when one doesn’t fully understand how they’re realized. How many of us can explain exactly what happens when we flick a light switch, for example? The light is useful nevertheless.
I wouldn’t ever want to encourage anyone to participate in this work if they don’t feel called to it, nor would I ever want to try to talk anyone out of any healthy skepticism, but I’d also hope that no one would let their mind lead their heart.
"One must think with the body and the soul or not think at all." —Hannah Arendt