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Response to Logical (Reply #43)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 10:39 AM

45. Be careful what you ask for. I won't send any documentary evidence to you.

And I don't expect you to believe what people tell you from their personal experiences.

I just hope you don't have such an experience. Because you so devoutly believe that something that you can't document can't be true, that such and experience would shatter your sense of reality.

As I pointed out, people did not believe that bacteria existed until someone invented a microscope strong enough to permit us to see them.

People used to believe the earth was flat, until someone proved them wrong.

Many things that we can now easily explain thanks to science, we once thought were magical.

I think the best policy is to remain at the same time skeptical and open to new ideas and possibilities. I don't "believe" in things for which there is no evidence, either evidence based on my own experience or some seemingly objectively reliable evidence, but I don't totally discount claims and experiences that others claim to have had for which there is at this time no empirical evidence.

It's the people who don't accept common beliefs, who are not bound by what has already been proved, who make new discoveries and develop new technologies.

I believe in always keeping that childish part of myself that is curious about things I can't explain. It keeps you young. It keeps your mind young.

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