posted on Feb, 7 2014 @ 11:57 AM
Someone asked for the 6th reason Stanton Friedman was going to give for the government cover up of extraterrestrials at Earth, but failed to mention
in the interview. Judging by his past remarks, this was probably the difficulty to the government of admitting that a massive deception on the matter
had been carried out for years.
On Mr. Friedman's hostility toward SETI: His arguments against it don't seem very convincing. Radio may well be antiquated technology to some
civilizations in the galaxy. Those that are interested in having anything to do with us could surely make use of it for our benefit, if they wanted
to. These would probably be the civilizations not hugely more advanced than we are, to begin with.
The long time lags involved in communicating by radio over galactic distances may not be such a serious barrier. Ways may have been discovered to
route radio signals through bulk space, cutting down the travel time for signals greatly. Even if this is not the case, receiving one-way information
from an extraterrestrial culture could be at least as illuminating as the information handed down to us from all past civilizations on Earth. We
can't talk to Shakespeare, or Galileo, or Socrates, but learning what they had to say is still of great value.
Communicating with the extraterrestrials supposed to be nearest to Earth; those thought by some to be associated with some UFOs, is a laudable goal.
It has not so far been accomplished, at least not in an open, unambiguous manner. Failing that, SETI seems a very worthwhile endeavor, and despite
what Mr. Friedman says to the contrary, is firmly based on scientific principles, and what little knowledge we have so far been able to gather about a
potentially inhabited universe.