People that do not know about or understand the skeptical movement sometimes get a warped perspective of what kind of people skeptics are. Some wrongly confuse us with cynics. Some think we spend all day and night with our noses pressed in boring old books and some others assume we are so obsessed with being correct and dismantling reality that we somehow miss out on all the beauty, Â fun and fantasy of day dreams, mysteries and possibilities. The adversaries of skeptics think we try to suck the wonder out of the world, that we are somehow missing out on and squashing all the fun in life. My opinion is that view of us is utter rubbish. I can not speak for all of you but I for one spend a large part of my days and nights engulfed in a rich world of fantasy and imagination playing the game of, what if.
Artists and scientists and all creative-minded critical thinkers are tip-toeing along a precipice Â with reality on one side and possibility on the other. It is part of the learning process and part of how the next great discovery in science or the next masterpiece in art is conceived. Imagination leads our minds into uncharted territory. Imagination is a roadway towards discovery.
So to break up the monotony of what might be a boring workday afternoon, I invite you to join me in a skeptically themedÂ what if thought experiment.
What if suddenly you have been named King or Queen of the WORLD (for one day). The golden crown has been passed to you.Â You have the power to permanently change TWO laws of the land and these changes will stay in effect for eternity. What would you change and why?
I btw would outlaw flip-flops and or socks in sandals and then do something about the whole silly religion thing. ;)
The Afternoon Inquisition (or AI) is a question posed to you, the Skepchick community. Look for it to appearÂ Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and SundayÂ at 3pm ET.