First, read this: http://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/cargocul.htm?
Dear Dr. Feynman, on my list of five heros who have imprinted their thoughts on me, you are one of them (I know he's dead); however, I disagree with the thrust of your presentation here (though you touch on the point I am about to make, your reference in the talk regarding 'South Sea Islanders').
Cutting to the chase: Science and 'not science' are all part of the 'soup' of reality, ultimately, all a kind of 'trial and error' approach to understanding why we are here and what we are doing (it works for us, no 'science' needed') ... this interpretation of our l'lives' applies to the least intelligent among us, as well as the most intelligent.
'Reality', not science, not religion, not societal/popular fads, is what we, day-to-day, deal with.
Science is a wonderful tool, umm, say, like a wrench. For the job at hand it could be the correct tool, or not ... ie., is it metric or American standard? Who knows until the 'tool', science, perhaps, or, for that matter, any alternative is tested and applied ("I put my hand on the burner ... Yikes! It's hot!" ... "I see 'God' in my dreams ... He/She is greater than me ... Yikes! I am humbled!" We really have no other choice do we? 'Science', or, everthing else.)
Either explanation of an experience/reality can be miscontrued when communicated. Who 'ya gonna trust?
After eighty-four years on this Earth, I, for one, trust no one experience of reality ... and, yet, everyones.
GHD (Google, "G H Diel")