Submitted by Thomas on Sat, 2006-12-16 07:06.
The closest answer - provided my hypothesis holds true - is "no".
Of the articles I've written thus far, this is probably the hardest. Though my format necessarily differs from what one typically sees in a scientific journal, I have endeavored to give the previous pieces as much of an aloof, objective treatment as possible. However, in the case of this article it is important that the reader be given some important personal information about the author: namely, I am not religious. Nor am I atheist. In my "natural" state I'm typically inclined to remain non-opinionated as to the likelihood or validity of higher powers, spirituality, souls, or the afterlife. I don't have a particular agenda in mind, and if, indeed, everything I have written in this series is proven to be malarkey, I won't be having a crisis of faith (though I obviously wouldn't be happy about having wasted my time, either). Indeed, I don't particularly want to write about the prospects of an afterlife. It feels presumptuous. And it will make others immediately question whether I'm off my rocker, and whether any of the rest of what I've written is true,