Winter 2011

Aliens Among Us: Why we want to believe

Mark Kingwell, professor, University of Toronto, Department of Philosophy, and author of more than a dozen books, most recently, with Joshua Glenn and cartoonist Seth, The Wage Slave’s Glossary (Biblioasis, 2011)

Memory being the mind's dark mansion, I can't be certain this actually happened, but I think it did. In 1973 Rod Serling, then at the height of his Twilight Zone fame and a favourite subject of voice imitators everywhere, narrated a film called In Search of Ancient Astronauts. Based on the German documentary Chariots of the Gods (1970), Serling's film was widely screened in schools on 16 mm prints.

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