Jack I respectfully disagree, scientists don’t reject evidence, don’t deny new and novel approaches to inquiry. This is unfairly dismissive. You suggest taking hallucinogenic drugs to open up new portals of consciousness? I know scientists who would gladly take up your offer in the name of discovery. Heck, I’ll do it too esp. if you’re buying 😌.
Comparing skeptical scientists to climate change deniers is a false equivalency. The latter rejects in face of evidence, the former laments lack thereof.
Vonnegut in Cat’s Cradle:
Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before... He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way.