As you may know I have the habit of asking people whether they agree with the statement 'everything is pointless'. I recently sent an email to Steve Jones, Professor of genetics at UCL, asking his opinion. I actually had the chance to meet Professor Jones over ten years ago, when I got to interview him for a project I was working on.
At the time I distinctly remember Professor Jones, looked at me very sceptically when I mentioned parapsychology and suggested that I not pursue such a career path. If only I'd listened! Anyway, I've just received back Professor Jones' response:
Well I am glad you have given up the paranormal otherwise known as the paraboring. I agree that everything is pointless but only if having a point has any meaning (which I doubt). At least being a scientist tells you exactly how pointless it is. steve j
So thanks to Steve Jones for his concise contribution. Let's have a hooray for science and boo to the paraboring.Go Top