I married a chemist. He is a full blown chemist. If you ask him a rhetorical question like: "How do I turn this thing on?", you will get the FULL answer. When he launches into a detailed explanation about magnetic forces and filaments and hot air masses, combustible unstable molecules... I usually make it through the first few minutes before my eyes glaze over and I'm onto the next question or day dream.
When I told him I was doing the Spooky Tour, he gave me the biggest eye roll yet. He definitely doesn't believe there are invisible floaty things surrounding us or hiding inside of us. It is cold, hard facts. Things you can identify, measure, explain.
But- I found a way to connect! I dug down deep into the archives of my brain and found the file about mass actually being energy and the form of it reflecting how many molecules are in a space and how that affects the way energy looks and feels. The Law of the Conservation of Energy.
Nothing is "solid". The number of molecules present determines the force of resistance against our hand pushing on a hard surface or invisible gas. Mass can change form but not lose energy. Solid objects are visible, containing lots and lots and lots of molecules / energy pushing against us. Gases have less molecules so are invisible- but can still be measured. And spirits? Well, they can't be measured but they can be felt. They can be caught in orbs, mirrors, electromagnetic radiation detectors. Spirits are another form of energy. He just can't see it or measure it. So, he doesn't believe in it. But I do.
I feel like I won that argument.
He still walked away shaking his head.