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Aine Wrote:
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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.

Very well said Kristin.

> 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.

Are there any in particular you are holding out hope for or have a special interest in?

> 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.

Agreed.

> 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.

Even his skeptics are mostly entertained by his writing style. He has an underutilized subtle sense of humor as well.

> 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.)

Same here. Graham took a turn I have no interest in. I jumped back in with Magicians of the Gods, but found it "lackluster" to put it politely. It is a strange thing, but the alternative genre of writers are fading away with time and no new generation has stepped up to take their place. Instead it seems the void has been filled by fringe YouTubers. We are getting old my friend.

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Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 1869 Thanos5150 05-Jul-19 02:13
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 348 cladking 05-Jul-19 03:29
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 299 Thanos5150 05-Jul-19 04:07
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 325 Susan Doris 05-Jul-19 05:16
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 276 engbren 05-Jul-19 12:45
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 241 Thanos5150 06-Jul-19 01:19
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 232 engbren 08-Jul-19 13:54
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 261 Thanos5150 05-Jul-19 14:56
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 253 cladking 05-Jul-19 16:50
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 249 Susan Doris 05-Jul-19 17:24
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 236 Thanos5150 06-Jul-19 01:23
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 221 Susan Doris 06-Jul-19 05:04
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 223 Thanos5150 06-Jul-19 05:48
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 249 Aine 05-Jul-19 18:05
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 223 Thanos5150 06-Jul-19 01:11
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 209 Aine 06-Jul-19 16:35
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 218 cladking 06-Jul-19 18:23
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 226 Eddie Larry 06-Jul-19 20:12
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 234 Aine 06-Jul-19 20:48
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 218 cladking 07-Jul-19 00:06
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 194 Aine 07-Jul-19 00:22
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 245 cladking 07-Jul-19 00:58
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 204 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 23:27
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 189 Aine 09-Jul-19 22:05
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 179 Thanos5150 09-Jul-19 23:40
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 188 Aine 10-Jul-19 01:43
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 191 Susan Doris 10-Jul-19 05:00
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 232 Susan Doris 06-Jul-19 09:52
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 230 Thanos5150 06-Jul-19 15:46
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 204 Aine 06-Jul-19 16:48
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 209 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 15:05
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 215 Susan Doris 06-Jul-19 17:25
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 204 cladking 06-Jul-19 18:16
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 202 Eddie Larry 06-Jul-19 20:06
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 215 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 15:30
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 206 Susan Doris 07-Jul-19 16:30
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 203 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 17:51
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 210 Aine 07-Jul-19 22:56
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 213 Susan Doris 08-Jul-19 05:19
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 185 Aine 09-Jul-19 22:12
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 215 drrayeye 06-Jul-19 18:50
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 225 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 16:07
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 217 cladking 07-Jul-19 16:56
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 204 Aine 07-Jul-19 22:31
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 222 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 23:42
The advantage of scholarly "tricks" in formulating opinions 210 drrayeye 08-Jul-19 22:26
Re: The advantage of scholarly "tricks" in formulating opinions 224 Eddie Larry 09-Jul-19 00:55
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 195 cladking 07-Jul-19 17:42
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 222 Thanos5150 08-Jul-19 01:35
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 234 eyeofhorus33 08-Jul-19 21:12
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 209 Thanos5150 09-Jul-19 15:56
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 205 Susan Doris 09-Jul-19 16:45
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 188 Thanos5150 10-Jul-19 00:46
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 241 eyeofhorus33 09-Jul-19 20:21
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 191 Thanos5150 09-Jul-19 23:07
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 208 engbren 10-Jul-19 08:24
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 197 Thanos5150 11-Jul-19 02:14
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 200 engbren 02-Aug-19 09:27
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 212 Thanos5150 02-Aug-19 14:36
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 182 engbren 02-Aug-19 21:31
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 236 Thanos5150 03-Aug-19 14:22
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 180 Aine 09-Jul-19 22:07
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 299 Jgeeta 08-Jul-19 02:43
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 217 KsFisher 08-Jul-19 19:28
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 225 KsFisher 08-Jul-19 19:16
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 208 cladking 09-Jul-19 13:08
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 210 KsFisher 09-Jul-19 19:49
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 180 cladking 11-Jul-19 01:06
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 183 Susan Doris 11-Jul-19 05:12
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 234 Corpuscles 10-Jul-19 04:16
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 265 Susan Doris 10-Jul-19 05:15
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 200 Corpuscles 10-Jul-19 06:21
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 253 Susan Doris 10-Jul-19 10:21
Gossip 216 drrayeye 10-Jul-19 17:46
Troll 232 eyeofhorus33 10-Jul-19 18:54
Re: Troll 212 Sirfiroth 10-Jul-19 19:03
Re: Troll 245 eyeofhorus33 10-Jul-19 19:08
An explanation in "Cowboy" 233 drrayeye 10-Jul-19 23:42
Other times, I poke the dog with a stick. 198 drrayeye 10-Jul-19 23:15
Not at all, Ray 242 eyeofhorus33 11-Jul-19 07:19
Matt's rules 200 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 07:52
Ray gets schooled 259 eyeofhorus33 11-Jul-19 11:31
Ho Ho Ho 213 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 14:12
Re: Ray gets schooled 206 Martin Stower 11-Jul-19 21:10
Fighting "trolls" in Texas 203 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 00:09
Re: Gossip 189 Susan Doris 11-Jul-19 05:15
The Grand Poo-Bah of Pomposity 201 Barbelo 11-Jul-19 07:07
Don't worry, Pancho 211 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 08:04
Grovel. Grovel. 195 Barbelo 11-Jul-19 10:54
Re: The Grand Poo-Bah of Pomposity 194 Susan Doris 11-Jul-19 11:35
Getting an "innocent" to take the bait 218 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 20:42
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 209 Martin Stower 10-Jul-19 18:09
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 195 Susan Doris 11-Jul-19 05:19
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 214 Thanos5150 11-Jul-19 02:48
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 198 Corpuscles 11-Jul-19 07:04
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 182 Thanos5150 11-Jul-19 15:37
Unfortunately 203 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 17:52
Re: Unfortunately 193 Corpuscles 12-Jul-19 00:09
Level 3 202 drrayeye 12-Jul-19 00:48
Re: Unfortunately 181 Thanos5150 12-Jul-19 15:06
Re: Unfortunately 216 cladking 12-Jul-19 17:10
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 215 kborissov 12-Jul-19 02:01
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 210 Corpuscles 12-Jul-19 02:59
Australian jargon 211 drrayeye 10-Jul-19 17:39
Re: Australian jargon 233 Martin Stower 10-Jul-19 18:16
Re: Australian jargon 197 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 00:20
Re: Australian jargon 205 Corpuscles 10-Jul-19 23:58
Thanks 215 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 00:12
Re: Australian jargon 192 cladking 11-Jul-19 01:00
Re: Australian jargon 224 Corpuscles 11-Jul-19 01:47
Re: Australian jargon 237 cladking 11-Jul-19 02:44
Re: Australian jargon 212 Corpuscles 11-Jul-19 03:58
Re: Australian jargon 218 Thanos5150 11-Jul-19 04:02
Re: Australian jargon 194 cladking 11-Jul-19 04:22
Re: Australian jargon 214 Corpuscles 11-Jul-19 04:50
Re: Australian jargon 192 cladking 11-Jul-19 14:31
Re: Australian jargon 206 Warwick 11-Jul-19 15:31
Re: Australian jargon 196 cladking 11-Jul-19 15:57
um 198 Warwick 11-Jul-19 17:01
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 220 cladking 11-Jul-19 01:11
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 209 cloister 11-Jul-19 13:32
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 195 Thanos5150 12-Jul-19 14:50
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 211 cloister 12-Jul-19 19:03
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 255 Thanos5150 13-Jul-19 01:33
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 228 AndyBlackard 11-Jul-19 19:40
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 188 Eddie Larry 11-Jul-19 19:47
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 212 Warwick 11-Jul-19 19:58
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 229 Dejus 12-Jul-19 11:20
the Dinosaur destroyer 374 hendrik dirker 12-Jul-19 15:02
Re: the Dinosaur destroyer 303 Robert Jameson 14-Sep-19 13:35


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