I didn’t say it was possible. I just said it happened.
Sir William Crookes
You want to talk about the
? Have you gone completely mad?
Well – actually I don’t think so. In fact, I regard myself as a pretty normal person.
Oh, yes. Perhaps, because of my background and of my job, I might even be considered a touchmore balanced and inclined to rational thinking than your average person.
All right – I am a medical doctor, with postgraduate education in publichealth and disaster management. I have spent practically all my workinglife in the field of international humanitarian aid, serving in variouscapacities for the International Red Cross and for the United Nations. I amcurrently the deputy head of the Health and Care Department of theInternational Red Cross in Geneva, Switzerland, a Professor of Emergencies and Humanitarian Action and the coordinator of the Masterin International Aid Management at the University of Milan, Italy, and avisiting professor at the universities of Rome and Geneva. I am also theauthor of several books and technical publications in my area of expertise
No weirdo, then... What about getting a life?
I am glad to report that I already have one
in fact a very happy life, which includes a lovelyfamily, plenty of friends and a lifelong, active interest in the performing arts.
Why are you interested, then, in things that normally attract the psychologicallyfragile, the easily deluded and the socially marginal?
Oops... You may have to think again here. The things you and I are going to discuss
at quite somelength, if you’ll bear with me
have attracted the interest of some of the finest minds on the planet.The list, once you consider it, is quite impressive. It includes Nobel Prize winners, scores of world
class scientists and more PhD’s than you would bother to count. How about that for the easilydeluded and the socially marginal?
Mmm... The question remains, though, of how come you have got into this