Monday, November 03, 2008

The Return of the Living Doc


Sounds like a coffin opening.

I wrote a story recently ('Revelations') in which two guys basically watched the end of the world happen on their TV. I love the idea, but it made me realise that I've become rather skeptical. No doubt that's a result of my science background.

I wonder how much I'd believe if a good friend told me something fantastical. My wife or dad, my brother, what if they said they had seen an alien, or had spent a day trapped in another dimension?

A lot of people I know have had strange experiences (myself included) and it's not that I don't believe them, it just that, well, I don't believe them.

I'd like to think that I'm open to the possibilities, but the thing is, the only way I'd ever accept what others told me was if I'd seen it for myself. It's not the way I really want to be but I've spent the past decade surrounded by science, by facts and figures and microscopes and chemicals; it's hard NOT to be skeptical.

Hmmm... maybe I'll put on my investigatin' hat and go investigatin'...