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Postby PSIentist » 25 Aug 2009, 05:21

Hello everybody,

I'm from Germany. Student, musician and author of various stories on the paranormal and science-fiction. The reason why I decided to join this forum is my serious interest in psychic phenomena and its implications on our nature. This does not mean that I "believe" in the paranormal, but that I regard it as a yet misunderstood way of understanding human nature. I think the term "belief" should only be referred to religious topics, not to science, and that's what I consider parapsychology to be. Unfortunately some people have a different opinion about that, but this doesn't keep me from being interested in spiritual issues. I've come across some provoking thoughts by materialists who say: "Materialism might be depressing, but that's how the universe works." There was a time when I shared this opinion, I'm afraid, although I've never understood the materialistic explanation of the creation of the universe which says that it all originated from "nothing". How can something be created when nothing exists?
In the end I should mention that I write stories on the paranormal for entertainment purposes and someone like me should be glad that parapsychology is controversial, otherwise nobody would be interested in what I do. ;) People only get excited about the mysterious and unexplained, don't they?
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Re: Greetings from a PSIentist

Postby NinjaPuppy » 25 Aug 2009, 06:22

Welcome!
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Re: Greetings from a PSIentist

Postby Scepcop » 26 Aug 2009, 09:36

Welcome. Do you live in Germany now, or you were originally from there?

It must be fun to write paranormal stories. What magazine or book or website do you write for?

Feel free to share some of your best stories.

Are your stories about ghosts and haunted houses?
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Re: Greetings from a PSIentist

Postby PSIentist » 27 Aug 2009, 05:00

Scepcop wrote:Welcome. Do you live in Germany now, or you were originally from there?

It must be fun to write paranormal stories. What magazine or book or website do you write for?

Feel free to share some of your best stories.

Are your stories about ghosts and haunted houses?



I am originally from Germany. There is only one magazine where I had some of my stories published. It's a good beginning, although many readers have problems when sci-fi and the paranormal come together. Some of them regard parapsychology not as science, so the fantasy department is where I have to stay now. I was thinking about writing a novel about reincarnation, but then noticed that it would have too many similarities with the film "The Fountain".
“I didn't say that it was possible, I just said that it happened.” - Sir William Crookes

'We should not go for complete skepticism, but for degrees of probability'. - Bertrand Russell
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Re: Greetings from a PSIentist

Postby The Warrigal » 27 Aug 2009, 05:14

Welcome PSIentist.

Very interesting intro.

I look foreward to reading more of your comments.
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