Imagination and Noetic science go hand in hand. The aim of science is to be critically open-minded about any claim, regardless of how outrageous the claim may appear to be. Although skeptics may be proud to declare something impossible, such declarations are almost always wrong, and they often arise out of a failure of imagination. They suffer from a condition IONS Dean Radin calls IDS (Imagination Deficit Syndrome).
Why this hesitation? And what potential lies in moving past it? To find out, read this article by Dean in IMAGINE.
Interested in learning more from Dean? Read his paper on Reconsidering Academic Beliefs About Belief in the Paranormal, where he discusses parapsychology and the scientific rigors of research on the edge of the unknown.