Sceptics professional and otherwise may like to note that i have three University degrees including two science degrees; also an Award for ‘outstanding academic achievement’.
According to my lecturer at University i demonstrated ‘mastery’ of Statistics.
I was trained in my 20’s as an objective Observer by the UK Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food (MAFF). I have also worked for or in association with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Organisation (CSIRO) and the Bureau of Resource Science (BRS).
MAFF training was highly regarded by overseas countries, to the extent that i went on to train others in Australia in the same objective Observation (i.e., Inspection technique) and Report Writing.
Similar precision was required in drafting legislation and Manual Procedures, and in more recent legal study within an Arts Degree.
Most of my metaphysical experience has been validated either by third parties or by later events, or i might have had some difficulty accepting it myself. One such experience, in which i (or rather my consciousness) was evidently temporarily taken to the next world (next level of reality) to meet my deceased father, was presented to me in such a manner that uninformed third parties unknowingly validated it later in the same day.
I know what it is to have a closed mind; also to have an open one. A closed mind says “That can’t be right!”, an open one says “That may be true, but i have no idea how, so shall await more data”.
The difficulties attendant on paradigm shift have been described by others: some say the ‘old school’ has to die off first.
Data from metaphysical experience does not invalidate existing science: it extends it.