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I've always been a "what if" kind of person. Brainstorming about what may have happened in the past was a good daydream for me as a kid. I still try to be open minded about most things. There is skepticism, and then there's debunking. It's good to be scientifically skeptical, but debunking is an activity for the intellectually close minded and apathetic. It's a reaction to ideas and experiences some minds cannot tolerate or come to terms with. It has nothing to do with being "scientific"--IMO, debunking is not in any way scientific.

I took world mythology classes in college and was fascinated by the worlds these stories inhabited. I was, and still am, convinced that in many myths and legends there is a nugget of truth, some event that actually happened to prompt those stories. Anthropologists and archaeologists can dismiss them as fiction and inventive imagination all they want, or relegate them to religious superstition and/or cult activity, but when the same themes, imagery and motifs show up around the world across cultures, something's up. There's so much we don't know about our past and will probably never know. I prefer to keep an open mind rather than throwing out the baby with the bathwater.

That being said, I read Sign and the Seal back in the early 90s on my dad's recommendation. Whatever else people may say about him, GH is an excellent, compelling writer. From there, when Fingerprints came out I read it, then read the rest of GH's books as they came out up to Supernatural. (Still haven't read that one yet.)

"If a political party does not have its foundation in the determination that is right and moral, then it is not a political party; it is merely a conspiracy to seize power." --~--Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 2008 Thanos5150 05-Jul-19 02:13
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 431 cladking 05-Jul-19 03:29
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 375 Thanos5150 05-Jul-19 04:07
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 400 Susan Doris 05-Jul-19 05:16
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 351 engbren 05-Jul-19 12:45
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 319 Thanos5150 06-Jul-19 01:19
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 317 engbren 08-Jul-19 13:54
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 340 Thanos5150 05-Jul-19 14:56
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 334 cladking 05-Jul-19 16:50
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 324 Susan Doris 05-Jul-19 17:24
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 317 Thanos5150 06-Jul-19 01:23
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 297 Susan Doris 06-Jul-19 05:04
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 308 Thanos5150 06-Jul-19 05:48
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 332 Aine 05-Jul-19 18:05
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 303 Thanos5150 06-Jul-19 01:11
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 288 Aine 06-Jul-19 16:35
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 303 cladking 06-Jul-19 18:23
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 303 Eddie Larry 06-Jul-19 20:12
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 314 Aine 06-Jul-19 20:48
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 294 cladking 07-Jul-19 00:06
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 273 Aine 07-Jul-19 00:22
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 324 cladking 07-Jul-19 00:58
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 282 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 23:27
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 268 Aine 09-Jul-19 22:05
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 257 Thanos5150 09-Jul-19 23:40
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 270 Aine 10-Jul-19 01:43
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 266 Susan Doris 10-Jul-19 05:00
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 318 Susan Doris 06-Jul-19 09:52
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 314 Thanos5150 06-Jul-19 15:46
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 282 Aine 06-Jul-19 16:48
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 286 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 15:05
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 290 Susan Doris 06-Jul-19 17:25
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 287 cladking 06-Jul-19 18:16
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 278 Eddie Larry 06-Jul-19 20:06
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 291 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 15:30
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 282 Susan Doris 07-Jul-19 16:30
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 278 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 17:51
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 293 Aine 07-Jul-19 22:56
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 288 Susan Doris 08-Jul-19 05:19
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 265 Aine 09-Jul-19 22:12
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 289 drrayeye 06-Jul-19 18:50
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 308 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 16:07
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 293 cladking 07-Jul-19 16:56
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 283 Aine 07-Jul-19 22:31
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 307 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 23:42
The advantage of scholarly "tricks" in formulating opinions 289 drrayeye 08-Jul-19 22:26
Re: The advantage of scholarly "tricks" in formulating opinions 306 Eddie Larry 09-Jul-19 00:55
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 273 cladking 07-Jul-19 17:42
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 302 Thanos5150 08-Jul-19 01:35
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 316 eyeofhorus33 08-Jul-19 21:12
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 288 Thanos5150 09-Jul-19 15:56
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 285 Susan Doris 09-Jul-19 16:45
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 267 Thanos5150 10-Jul-19 00:46
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 324 eyeofhorus33 09-Jul-19 20:21
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 271 Thanos5150 09-Jul-19 23:07
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 290 engbren 10-Jul-19 08:24
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 278 Thanos5150 11-Jul-19 02:14
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 278 engbren 02-Aug-19 09:27
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 288 Thanos5150 02-Aug-19 14:36
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 261 engbren 02-Aug-19 21:31
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 321 Thanos5150 03-Aug-19 14:22
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 258 Aine 09-Jul-19 22:07
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 374 Jgeeta 08-Jul-19 02:43
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 300 KsFisher 08-Jul-19 19:28
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 312 KsFisher 08-Jul-19 19:16
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 293 cladking 09-Jul-19 13:08
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 291 KsFisher 09-Jul-19 19:49
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 257 cladking 11-Jul-19 01:06
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 261 Susan Doris 11-Jul-19 05:12
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 318 Corpuscles 10-Jul-19 04:16
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 347 Susan Doris 10-Jul-19 05:15
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 279 Corpuscles 10-Jul-19 06:21
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 335 Susan Doris 10-Jul-19 10:21
Gossip 293 drrayeye 10-Jul-19 17:46
Troll 313 eyeofhorus33 10-Jul-19 18:54
Re: Troll 289 Sirfiroth 10-Jul-19 19:03
Re: Troll 331 eyeofhorus33 10-Jul-19 19:08
An explanation in "Cowboy" 315 drrayeye 10-Jul-19 23:42
Other times, I poke the dog with a stick. 272 drrayeye 10-Jul-19 23:15
Not at all, Ray 336 eyeofhorus33 11-Jul-19 07:19
Matt's rules 282 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 07:52
Ray gets schooled 356 eyeofhorus33 11-Jul-19 11:31
Ho Ho Ho 293 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 14:12
Re: Ray gets schooled 285 Martin Stower 11-Jul-19 21:10
Fighting "trolls" in Texas 280 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 00:09
Re: Gossip 263 Susan Doris 11-Jul-19 05:15
The Grand Poo-Bah of Pomposity 278 Barbelo 11-Jul-19 07:07
Don't worry, Pancho 291 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 08:04
Grovel. Grovel. 271 Barbelo 11-Jul-19 10:54
Re: The Grand Poo-Bah of Pomposity 272 Susan Doris 11-Jul-19 11:35
Getting an "innocent" to take the bait 301 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 20:42
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 287 Martin Stower 10-Jul-19 18:09
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 269 Susan Doris 11-Jul-19 05:19
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 301 Thanos5150 11-Jul-19 02:48
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 271 Corpuscles 11-Jul-19 07:04
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 262 Thanos5150 11-Jul-19 15:37
Unfortunately 282 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 17:52
Re: Unfortunately 271 Corpuscles 12-Jul-19 00:09
Level 3 281 drrayeye 12-Jul-19 00:48
Re: Unfortunately 257 Thanos5150 12-Jul-19 15:06
Re: Unfortunately 296 cladking 12-Jul-19 17:10
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 296 kborissov 12-Jul-19 02:01
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 290 Corpuscles 12-Jul-19 02:59
Australian jargon 291 drrayeye 10-Jul-19 17:39
Re: Australian jargon 316 Martin Stower 10-Jul-19 18:16
Re: Australian jargon 274 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 00:20
Re: Australian jargon 284 Corpuscles 10-Jul-19 23:58
Thanks 293 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 00:12
Re: Australian jargon 266 cladking 11-Jul-19 01:00
Re: Australian jargon 301 Corpuscles 11-Jul-19 01:47
Re: Australian jargon 312 cladking 11-Jul-19 02:44
Re: Australian jargon 288 Corpuscles 11-Jul-19 03:58
Re: Australian jargon 302 Thanos5150 11-Jul-19 04:02
Re: Australian jargon 275 cladking 11-Jul-19 04:22
Re: Australian jargon 290 Corpuscles 11-Jul-19 04:50
Re: Australian jargon 287 cladking 11-Jul-19 14:31
Re: Australian jargon 288 Warwick 11-Jul-19 15:31
Re: Australian jargon 270 cladking 11-Jul-19 15:57
um 277 Warwick 11-Jul-19 17:01
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 297 cladking 11-Jul-19 01:11
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 291 cloister 11-Jul-19 13:32
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 274 Thanos5150 12-Jul-19 14:50
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 286 cloister 12-Jul-19 19:03
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 340 Thanos5150 13-Jul-19 01:33
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 307 AndyBlackard 11-Jul-19 19:40
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 268 Eddie Larry 11-Jul-19 19:47
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 293 Warwick 11-Jul-19 19:58
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 316 Dejus 12-Jul-19 11:20
the Dinosaur destroyer 533 hendrik dirker 12-Jul-19 15:02
Re: the Dinosaur destroyer 417 Robert Jameson 14-Sep-19 13:35


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