Zombie Cliche Lookout: I’ve Heard Enough
How long is long enough when it comes to listening to a creepy or potentially crazy person ramble on? Sooner or later, you’ve got to cut them off. With a lot of us, that happens when they cross some sort of line. Perhaps they say something that’s just too absurd to listen to (pretty much anything out of the mouth of 9/11 “Truthers”, at least as far as I’m concerns), or perhaps they say something particularly offensive. And sometimes, they start talking about hurting people, or endangering the group. That’s when it’s time to stop listening (and possibly hit them with a hammer).
About this Episode:
I imagine most of you saw this coming; there were even a couple of comments predicting this very turn of events. What can I say, I’m predictable.
Discussion Question: The Supernatural
In addition to zombies, history, photography, and web design, I’m also very interested in critical thought and skepticism (I think James Randi is super cool). I doubt many people here really believe in zombies – although I know a few do (I was contacted by a documentary crew about this last year, as a matter of fact) – but I’m thinking that many of us have a few other beliefs that don’t skew with science. So let’s hear it. Do you believe in ghosts? Bigfoot? The Loch Ness Monster? Alien abduction? Chupacabra?
What makes you believe in some of these, and not others. What makes some of them believable, where others aren’t? I know a few people who believe in ghosts, but think Bigfoot is ridiculous, and that’s because ghosts operate in a sort of spiritual realm, when Bigfoot would have to exist in the real world and maintain a reasonable breeding population.
Full disclosure: I’m asking this because I’m considering adding a few science/skepticism books to the review rotation, and I’d really love to gauge your interest.