The Story: A skeptic starts to wonder about supernatural events
On the Internet, it’s easy to find communities of skeptics who discuss the universe and debunk unusual occurrences, finding ways explain the world within our current understanding of it. They believe that there is little unknown to humans; that everything that we can perceive is more-or-less explainable by modern science. Yet, if you start with the assumption that you already know everything, it might be easy to overlook things which provide avenues to new knowledge – to ignore the gateways to the unknown – to new and exciting pursuits.
Some of these skeptics are willing to go to great lengths to dismiss strange events, even to dismiss events that are part of their direct experience. Yet occasionally, something happens to a skeptic which he is not able to ignore. What happens when a skeptic meets a ghost?
In this episode, Kurt has a conversation with Luke Petersen, a long-term skeptic who, after encountering unusual evidence, decided that, instead of dismissing it, he would begin to wonder. We talk about Luke’s experience with ghosts in his apartment building, about Kurt’s experiences with ghosts, weird dreams, psychological drives of hardcore skeptics, going to haunted houses, and the Mandela effect.
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