No, because there are other forms of evidence.
Originally Posted by Paul Leeks
If I met you on the street, I'd know you are real, regardless of whether you have a birth certificate or not.
That you post in this forum, also tells me you are real - though you could really be Linda Carter who lives in Alaska.
Evidence comes in different forms and different levels of quality. The evidence required for "belief" depends on what is being "believed".
I am happy to believe that you really are Paul Leeks, of New Zealand.
...because that is a perfectly reasonable thing within my experience*.
I am not happy to believe that levitation is real.
...because that not a reasonable thing within my experience*.
(By experience I include here personal experience [which, by the way, is not perfect - people can be fooled] and 2nd hand experience such as reading and watching documentaries.)
I don't need better evidence you are real.
I do need better evidence that levitation is real.
To me, that's what make levitation and such - unmainstream. If any real evidence shows up (e.g. repeatable verifiable unbiased experiments) then maybe such stuff has a chance of being mainstream. I wouldn't hold my breath.
Get up, a get-get, get down.