Hi Nightrain I know you feel very strongly about this and I respect your opinion, but I have to say that I do not share it. I can only highly disagree with the general misconception that scientists are the bad guys, who are only out to destroy everything we believe. First of all, there's no need to victimize ourselves. If we choose to go out into the world and say: here's the truth - take it or leave it! Then we must also accept the reaction. We must also accept that there is no individual truth - there are individual beliefs, but that is different. Secondly, if we choose to play in 'their' field, that is science, we must play by the rules. Critique is what drives science and instead of becoming insulted we should learn from it. There are many, too many, 'researchers' in reincarnation, who are not serious - so we probably shouldn't throw stones at mr. Randi. In my work as an archaeologist I meet people regularly, who believe that the pyramids were built by aliens, that Dinosaurs and humans lived together or that a highly advanced civilization ruled the earth from Atlantis thousands of years ago. I am used to being 'on the other side of the fence' when trying to tell them that it can't be, that the facts say otherwise. I am used to being called narrow-minded when I won't accept homebrewed theories and I've been told that I'm part of the big conspiracy to hide the real truth from people. So I'm fully capable of seeing this situation from their, the sceptics and the scientists, point of view. I am truly sorry if some people feel they can't post their experiences here, because of fear they might be questioned. I have not at any point felt intimidated, this is still a safe place regardless of sceptics being around or not.