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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 2043 Thanos5150 05-Jul-19 02:13
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 452 cladking 05-Jul-19 03:29
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 396 Thanos5150 05-Jul-19 04:07
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 422 Susan Doris 05-Jul-19 05:16
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 372 engbren 05-Jul-19 12:45
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 340 Thanos5150 06-Jul-19 01:19
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 339 engbren 08-Jul-19 13:54
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 360 Thanos5150 05-Jul-19 14:56
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 356 cladking 05-Jul-19 16:50
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 346 Susan Doris 05-Jul-19 17:24
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 338 Thanos5150 06-Jul-19 01:23
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 318 Susan Doris 06-Jul-19 05:04
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 328 Thanos5150 06-Jul-19 05:48
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 355 Aine 05-Jul-19 18:05
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 323 Thanos5150 06-Jul-19 01:11
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 309 Aine 06-Jul-19 16:35
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 324 cladking 06-Jul-19 18:23
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 324 Eddie Larry 06-Jul-19 20:12
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 336 Aine 06-Jul-19 20:48
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 315 cladking 07-Jul-19 00:06
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 293 Aine 07-Jul-19 00:22
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 346 cladking 07-Jul-19 00:58
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 302 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 23:27
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 289 Aine 09-Jul-19 22:05
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 277 Thanos5150 09-Jul-19 23:40
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 294 Aine 10-Jul-19 01:43
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 287 Susan Doris 10-Jul-19 05:00
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 340 Susan Doris 06-Jul-19 09:52
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 335 Thanos5150 06-Jul-19 15:46
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 304 Aine 06-Jul-19 16:48
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 306 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 15:05
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 311 Susan Doris 06-Jul-19 17:25
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 308 cladking 06-Jul-19 18:16
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 299 Eddie Larry 06-Jul-19 20:06
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 311 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 15:30
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 310 Susan Doris 07-Jul-19 16:30
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 299 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 17:51
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 316 Aine 07-Jul-19 22:56
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 309 Susan Doris 08-Jul-19 05:19
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 286 Aine 09-Jul-19 22:12
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 317 drrayeye 06-Jul-19 18:50
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 329 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 16:07
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 314 cladking 07-Jul-19 16:56
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 304 Aine 07-Jul-19 22:31
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 328 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 23:42
The advantage of scholarly "tricks" in formulating opinions 309 drrayeye 08-Jul-19 22:26
Re: The advantage of scholarly "tricks" in formulating opinions 328 Eddie Larry 09-Jul-19 00:55
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 294 cladking 07-Jul-19 17:42
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 323 Thanos5150 08-Jul-19 01:35
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 336 eyeofhorus33 08-Jul-19 21:12
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 309 Thanos5150 09-Jul-19 15:56
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 310 Susan Doris 09-Jul-19 16:45
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 288 Thanos5150 10-Jul-19 00:46
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 345 eyeofhorus33 09-Jul-19 20:21
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 293 Thanos5150 09-Jul-19 23:07
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 314 engbren 10-Jul-19 08:24
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 299 Thanos5150 11-Jul-19 02:14
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 298 engbren 02-Aug-19 09:27
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 310 Thanos5150 02-Aug-19 14:36
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 281 engbren 02-Aug-19 21:31
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 346 Thanos5150 03-Aug-19 14:22
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 280 Aine 09-Jul-19 22:07
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 395 Jgeeta 08-Jul-19 02:43
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 325 KsFisher 08-Jul-19 19:28
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 337 KsFisher 08-Jul-19 19:16
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 313 cladking 09-Jul-19 13:08
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 313 KsFisher 09-Jul-19 19:49
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 281 cladking 11-Jul-19 01:06
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 282 Susan Doris 11-Jul-19 05:12
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 339 Corpuscles 10-Jul-19 04:16
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 368 Susan Doris 10-Jul-19 05:15
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 300 Corpuscles 10-Jul-19 06:21
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 355 Susan Doris 10-Jul-19 10:21
Gossip 314 drrayeye 10-Jul-19 17:46
Troll 334 eyeofhorus33 10-Jul-19 18:54
Re: Troll 309 Sirfiroth 10-Jul-19 19:03
Re: Troll 351 eyeofhorus33 10-Jul-19 19:08
An explanation in "Cowboy" 339 drrayeye 10-Jul-19 23:42
Other times, I poke the dog with a stick. 293 drrayeye 10-Jul-19 23:15
Not at all, Ray 362 eyeofhorus33 11-Jul-19 07:19
Matt's rules 303 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 07:52
Ray gets schooled 385 eyeofhorus33 11-Jul-19 11:31
Ho Ho Ho 313 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 14:12
Re: Ray gets schooled 306 Martin Stower 11-Jul-19 21:10
Fighting "trolls" in Texas 302 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 00:09
Re: Gossip 283 Susan Doris 11-Jul-19 05:15
The Grand Poo-Bah of Pomposity 299 Barbelo 11-Jul-19 07:07
Don't worry, Pancho 312 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 08:04
Grovel. Grovel. 292 Barbelo 11-Jul-19 10:54
Re: The Grand Poo-Bah of Pomposity 293 Susan Doris 11-Jul-19 11:35
Getting an "innocent" to take the bait 322 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 20:42
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 307 Martin Stower 10-Jul-19 18:09
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 289 Susan Doris 11-Jul-19 05:19
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 323 Thanos5150 11-Jul-19 02:48
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 291 Corpuscles 11-Jul-19 07:04
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 283 Thanos5150 11-Jul-19 15:37
Unfortunately 306 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 17:52
Re: Unfortunately 292 Corpuscles 12-Jul-19 00:09
Level 3 302 drrayeye 12-Jul-19 00:48
Re: Unfortunately 277 Thanos5150 12-Jul-19 15:06
Re: Unfortunately 316 cladking 12-Jul-19 17:10
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 321 kborissov 12-Jul-19 02:01
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 311 Corpuscles 12-Jul-19 02:59
Australian jargon 312 drrayeye 10-Jul-19 17:39
Re: Australian jargon 336 Martin Stower 10-Jul-19 18:16
Re: Australian jargon 295 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 00:20
Re: Australian jargon 304 Corpuscles 10-Jul-19 23:58
Thanks 313 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 00:12
Re: Australian jargon 286 cladking 11-Jul-19 01:00
Re: Australian jargon 322 Corpuscles 11-Jul-19 01:47
Re: Australian jargon 334 cladking 11-Jul-19 02:44
Re: Australian jargon 309 Corpuscles 11-Jul-19 03:58
Re: Australian jargon 322 Thanos5150 11-Jul-19 04:02
Re: Australian jargon 295 cladking 11-Jul-19 04:22
Re: Australian jargon 310 Corpuscles 11-Jul-19 04:50
Re: Australian jargon 309 cladking 11-Jul-19 14:31
Re: Australian jargon 309 Warwick 11-Jul-19 15:31
Re: Australian jargon 292 cladking 11-Jul-19 15:57
um 298 Warwick 11-Jul-19 17:01
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 317 cladking 11-Jul-19 01:11
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 313 cloister 11-Jul-19 13:32
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 294 Thanos5150 12-Jul-19 14:50
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 308 cloister 12-Jul-19 19:03
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 362 Thanos5150 13-Jul-19 01:33
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Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 287 Eddie Larry 11-Jul-19 19:47
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 313 Warwick 11-Jul-19 19:58
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 338 Dejus 12-Jul-19 11:20
the Dinosaur destroyer 576 hendrik dirker 12-Jul-19 15:02
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