Reductionist theories are always an interesting, bone to chew on as one cuts the grass, or as Gurdjieff would say the error of eating lunch while discussing philosophy. I recall one metaphysical wag who stated that all material in the universe would eventually become conscious, from the dirt to a meteorite, and of course this completely ignores that energy is a process that requires fuel in a stored state. Hmmm...sort of like bumping into a wall in a darkened labyrinth like a ricocheting tennis ball. Yet this theme of deconstruction and the equally reductionist suspicion I have is that the paranormal is deconstruction as a unknown process of evolution that rearranges the markers on naive realities...remains sort of lodged like a paper ship going downstream that strikes a low branch and then simply spins around it's place of attachment...perhaps for the cynical, these statements that are the raw material of rearrangement toward the more complex which eludes us., a comedic take on rational logic for which we have yet to find the punchline.
Dr Christof Koch, a neurologist who studies the nature of consciousness has rediscovered panpsychism, which, if you are unfamiliar with the term, it denotes the concept that all living species have consciousness as a broad generalization that I feel has enough holes in it that you could drive a proverbial truck full of qualifiers through this critical assumption.