I like the stuff you're arguing about. I've also wondered about the randomness of his historical points, using what will fit. Oh and it's the exact opposite for me. I like his voice :-) The pace, melody and demeanor is almost hypnotizing. He would make a great evangelical preacher. I guess he is in a sense.
I guess the problem is that what people have experienced goes so far beyond the verbally describable that they can't begin to coin the useful terminology. Mckenna has talked about this before and I wish I could find some written passages about it but I can't. The eastern religions seemed to have found great terminology for these experiences. I guess it's always gonna be regarded as pseudoscience but at this point in the conversation is where I completely lose all will to continue attempting any type of rational, structured argument (what little that was - I was never properly trained in such nor skilled in it)... so I close out with words, words, words, words, words, words.... primate symbol chatter.. meaning? meaning?