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I am a born skeptic. As such, I am reluctant to accept sensational or non-scientific explanations of how the world works. For example…
I don't believe in fate, destiny, or karma. I don't believe in astrology or numerology. I’m still on the fence regarding meteorology.
I don't believe that everything happens for a reason, or that anything is meant to be. And please don’t bore me with your conspiracy theory du jour.
I don't believe in ghosts and spirits and psychic phenomena. I don't accept that magnets or miniature pyramids can cure your ills (until I see a series of double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials that prove as much). I take nothing that a salesperson says at face value.
When somebody sends me an amazing photo or tidbit through e-mail, I often go to www.snopes.com, to help me decide if it is a myth or if it is real. More often than not, it’s an internet hoax.
I don't believe that prayer circles will bring rain to drought-stricken Texas. I have no superstitions (to which I will admit). I'm pretty sure Atlantis never existed, and that Bigfoot, Yeti, and the Loch Ness Monster are pure crap (sorry,Marshall).
I expect that life exists elsewhere in our vast universe, but I am skeptical of every human report of interaction with said beings.
I admit that there is so much that I do not know, but I resist the urge to fill in the gaps with supernatural explanations. It's just the way I'm wired; I have nothing against others who think differently. Your lives are probably more colorful than mine, although I like my life just the way it is, thank you.
Having said all this, I'm still thoroughly amused by weird coincidences. For example, here's my new license plate which pays homage to a very personal coincidence.
Have a happy, skeptical day.