posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 12:35 PM
I consider myself a "scientist" (the method of thinking, not a professional) before I consider myself athiest (probably more leaning towards agnostic)
but I do have some hypotheses that are outside the realm of provable science that entertain me to think about.
I think that ghosts might exist, but I don't think they're either demons, angels, or dead people because ,frankly, if even .01% of all the people that
died became ghosts the world would be inundated with ghosts. I hypothesize that they might be echos from another universe brushing up against ours,
or maybe even a life form from a higher plane of dimensions that we just aren't equipped to comprehend. I've had a couple incidents that indicated to
me that something else was there that I could not perceive. Doors closing on their own, even had a giant martini glass shatter into a thousand tiny
pieces on the counter when I walked by it five feet away from it.
Now regarding actual death, reincarnation would make a little sense scientifically speaking, seeing as energy cannot actually disappear or be
destroyed but only changed into some sort of other energy. Also, unless its an extremely elaborate hoax that kid that remembers about being a WW2
fighter pilot is too compelling to completely disregard.
I also think that there were other previous civilizations on our planet that must have achieved at least industrial revolution levels of technological
advancement in the past 200,000 years that humans have been on the planet in their current stage of evolution. The fact that we went from wearing
furs and using sharp sticks to our current level in about 10,000 years I figure the odds that it's happened prevously seems pretty likely, even though
the only trace of technology would be its constituent minerals within a couple dozen millennia (especially if you throw glaciers into the mix). I
love out-of-place artifacts but its hard to find reputable sources for them because young earth creationists constantly are trying to use them to
disprove radiocarbon dating and such.
So yea, I "believe" in quite a few things that are entirely impossible to prove at this point, but believe might be too strong a word to use, maybe
"speculate" is closer to how I feel about these topics.