The success of MODERN SKEPTIC has been overwhelming. Our readers have allowed us to try to explain the unexplainable – and when we simply didn’t have an answer you have allowed us to leave the question open to more investigation and imaginations. And for that, we are eternally grateful.
While attending college, I started this magazine under the guise of MODERN BELIEVER and with a few dorm friends, went out in search for proof of the ethereal. In our first Letter from the Editor I wrote, “There are more things in heaven and earth...than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” We found the truly incredible things aren’t so easy to come by. The heavenly experiences we craved and sought after, are much like grasping the wind, you can feel it tunneling through your hand but can’t prove it’s there. But, every once in awhile a leaf is swept up in the wind… and hence there is proof that the wind is moving. So when we changed our name to MODERN SKEPTIC it wasn’t because we suddenly don’t believe, but rather we wanted to be honest with our audience, rooting our beliefs in truth, while presenting every side of the argument.
Take for example, our recent article analyzing the "Baltic Sea UFO". Some claim it to be a plug to the underworld, a Nazi anti-submarine defense, or simply conveniently shaped glacial rocks that have been swept across the ocean floor. However, we concluded that without further evidence to any of those claims, yes, it could, be the "underwater Roswell.” Also, in our 2009 Valentine’s Day issue, we discussed the phenomenon of falling in love, and how 11 species, including Black Vultures, mate for life. And it was then that I confessed to our readers that I had found my very own Black Vulture – my love, Laila.We presented you, our audience, with the information, and you presented us back with more questions and a similar need to have a deeper understanding of the world around us. We’ve come a long way from those college years and yet I still feel excited like a schoolboy for many more years of investigation and exploration. Also, I’ve been asked (read: bugged, ed.) by copy editors Rachel and Arro to remind you to check out our new interactive apps, updated website, and to be sure to follow us on Twitter. Readers - in the end we may not always have the answers, but the real fun is in the questions and the journey of an inquisitive mind. Thank you, fellow skeptics, for continuing to journey with us. Onward!