You believe in God or astrology or a purpose in life because you apply ideas about people -- that they have thoughts and intentions -- to the natural world. What has not been clarified is exactly how various cognitive biases interact to produce specific ideas about the supernatural -- until now.
Being tempted by the devil was the first incident in Jesus' ministry following his baptism, and since it was initiated by God, it should be taken as a foreshadowing of Jesus' lifelong battle with Satan.
M.J. Rose is the international best-selling author of 13 novels and three non-fiction books. Her most recent novel, Seduction, has received rave reviews from USA Today, Publisher's Weekly and many others.
The "water found on Mars" story is as perennial as Christmas. NASA doesn't need to tell us that again. So why not cut out the seemingly endless stream of robotic middlemen, and just send hardware that will search for life, big or small? Isn't it time to cut to the chase?
They most often ignore it, brusquely brushing off the idea that they should listen to a "debunker." Are they afraid? Do they not want to face the criticism?
The news has been ablaze with the CIA's revelation that Area 51 actually exists. However, this is not the first government document obtained via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to name the base.
Europa is so fascinating that when the National Academy of Sciences created their most recent Decadal Survey, it placed a mission to Europa near the very top, only behind Mars. Why all the fuss?
When you think about it, isn't space travel alone -- where only fragile and complex technology can protect you from the most hostile environment imaginable -- a harrowing enough prospect on its own?
It would be imprudent to ignore Stephen Hawking's words of caution. However, I believe we have little to fear. In all likelihood, the aspirations, longings, griefs, joys, anxieties, fears, failures, and foibles of the aliens from space are much like our own.
When Stan and I first started talking, he warned me that weird things would start happening to me if we continued communicating. Well, he was spot-on.
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"The light wasn't flashing -- it was pulsating. And the oval or saucer shape had a row of light in the center like a ring around the widest part made up of windows where the constant, very dim light, could be seen coming from the inside when the sky was black."
One of the hazards of being a "skeptic" about paranormal subjects is that those who have had their own personal experiences or investigated a peculiar case like to play "Stump the Skeptic."
Could it be that our planet isn't typical at all? If so, then maybe life isn't typical either. On the other hand, if there are plenty of planets similar to Earth, we can reasonably hope for lots of cosmic company.
How naive must one be to claim they don't "believe" in extra-terrestrial life. With all the evidence accumulated to this point in time how could anyon...
There is a problem with how the word paranormal is used because it is often utilized in a way that is perhaps not consistent with the original intent.