Posted by perfectresonance
I'll put my hand up.
I WANT to believe.
But everything has to go through a very long process where the data is placed on a continuum from probably true right through to probably false.
In my personal life I have had very little direct proof of many of the things discussed here.
But I remain keenly interested.
That said, I am not one to take other people's word for something. I'll take a new idea from them, but then starts the task of data collection over many years to see if the idea stands scrutiny.
I figure I have another 40 years or so to work on this, so I am not in a hurry.
But what a fantastic time we live in!
Can you imagine having interests such as we do, and doing this just 50 years ago? Apart from your parents, community or religious leaders, and the funny guy mum told you not to talk to, your ability to access additional information was limited to Brittanica and the purchasing policy of your local library.
But with this new inter-connectedness does also come a complete LACK of filters. Anyone can say anything. And sometimes an idea grabs hold and many people will repeat it.
Does it make it true?
And so, the search continues.
And I'm lovin' it ;-)