I wanted to take a moment to apologize to those I have subtly or obnoxiously influenced in the past to lend credence to supernatural, paranormal, or otherwise unjustifiable beliefs and claims about the way the world works. I know that I have had such discussions with many people over the years and I believed that way myself, so I wasn't consciously deceiving anyone. I was deceiving myself however, and that carried on to others. I have done all of you a great disservice.
(Not that I think I necessarily am that great an orator or arguer, but for whatever effectiveness in that respect I have had, I feel badly about it.)