Up and down, lost a mate over the break, that was sad, but he was a fighter, and did well, and inspiration to us all right to the end. Always good to see the kids in daylight hours too
Indeed, I would welcome the old bird back, it just seems sometimes legends can become larger than life, heck, I am singing his praises! I'd hate to see a slip up, or something happen, and the legend lose some status. People are usually remembered for the last bad thing they did, not good, Sky has managed just the opposite, he was not Superman, but a great and passionate debater all the same and walked with his head held high, and with everyones deep respect. I'd like him remembered as the man even the skeptics missed. I think few can make such a claim.
But as you say, all the same, it would be great to have a real "believer" back, the current batch would be tripping over their jaws. It would also be a little stomach turning to watch some of the more cretinous attempt to steal any victory he has as their own.
You know what they always say when meeting a legend.
I thought you would be bigger?
Either way, I am good. Like you say, it's good and bad imagining both options.
*Quillius exemption to the current set of believers/discussion continues to apply
Mate, you do a good job of stepping in with a whole new set of boots as opposed to filling old ones. We just need a couple more of you. Every considered becoming Raelllian? (They claim to clone, amongst other things) You are the new way my sig says we need. A new approach for a new frontier. Sky is a heavily experienced man, and we all deserve him a salute for his fine service to our way of life, he will remain a legend, but that new direction is what will take us from the dark ages. Thinking outside the box, challenging the parameters. The time for guessing is gone, the time for Gods in the sky is gone. Your approach will continue to earn the respect of the skeptical crowd, and it is restoring credibility to a subject that has suffered great blows from the credulous. It is fair and honest, and most of all, confronting. As long as people like you push the hard questions, I think the phenomena has a chance of crawling out of this hole it has languished in for so very long.
Your direction will see that tin foil hat come of forever. I am confident of it. I think you are one of the most important posters to happen to this forum for a long time. You have picked up a torch that has burned so many us us, and are wielding it in a way that we all can admire. You bridged a gap many do not dare, and one most do not even realise exists. As far as this subject goes, I think one could not do better than to approach your good self about it. Just quietly, I think some legends would have a hard time keeping up with you, even Skeptical Ed, whom I had the pleasure of meeting before his departure from the forum. You have never refused good evidence, you have never taken the fringe approach, you have always asked fair and honest questions. I honestly fail to recognise how any single poster could possibly ask for more.
Preferably one should approach you in the opposite direction! I think some of our best discussions have been "head on".
Good times, bad times, but also new times.
I am really sorry to hear about your loss Psyche, it certainly keeps perspective in tune and ensures we remember to value the time we have.
and yes couldnt agree more about daylight time with the little ones
As for the rest of your post I am really flattered and humbled Psyche with all those kind words. Do remember though, the dance required two not one participant.....and I can only wish to have the knowledge you have across so many subjects.
I fully agree that our best discussions were indeed head on and shows how well both sides can work with mutual respect in hand.
I have spent quite a bit more time lately researching my old two favourites...Pascagoula and Portage County. May fire up Portage again soon, I really need to know more about the abondoned car and exactly when 'seven steps of hell' angle was first introduced. Basically trying to investigate the abondoned car some more and also revisiting the photo.
See you over there soon mate