> 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
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.
> 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.