Can't argue with anything you said, and I agree strongly with a lot of it. You hit the nail on the thumb especially with the "can't prove it" comment. It's like that commercial (can't remember what for) where one guy says "I'm 99% certain it's this
" and the other guy says "So you don't know." And the problem with evidence like that physorg article I posted is that it's too abstract and theoretical. Most people want something you can drop on their toes like a brick before they'll accept something they don't want to accept. And even then, they're liable to say "I didn't feel anything" with tears running down their faces.