It is accurate to say that there are many ways to interpret SOME types of data.
originally posted by: soulpowertothendegree
a reply to: TrueBrit
There are different ways to interpret the results of this questionnaire, I saw it as an affirmation. It is not intended to be scientific proof.
Most people would not accept any proof if it knocked them over.
However, first of all, there is only one way to objectively assess the usefulness of this questionnaire, and that is to look at the questions, the way
they are worded, and how the answers are given, what detail level they encompass, and in this case, observing these things cannot help but lead a
critical thinker to the conclusion that the test is flawed, and massively biased.
Second of all, I take issue with your assertion that most people would not react in a sensible and open minded way, if faced with tangible and solid
proof of the existence of extraterrestrial life. It is unreasonable to make such an assumption, without having an example to back your claim, and
since no truly solid proof has ever come to light, that extraterrestrial life even exists, let alone has deep communication with and heritage within
the human race, it impossible to justify the assumption you have made.
I should clarify my position on this matter, for the sake of completeness.
I personally believe that it is mathematically improbable for the human race to be the only intelligent life in the universe, and as things progress,
as the human understanding of space increases and we locate more and more exoplanets of interest, I believe that improbability factor grows
exponentially. I also believe that where alien visitation on, contact with the people of, and involvement in the affairs of Earth itself is concerned,
that until reasonable, solid, testable, tangible proof comes to light, it is unwise and fallacious to accept the premise without doubt.
Simply put, until someone comes up with solid proof of the existence of Extraterrestrial intelligence, for all that it is mathematically unthinkable
that we might be alone in the vastness of space, it is not appropriate to behave as if alien life were a known value, which the questionnaire seems to
totally ignore, as do many current adherents to the culture surrounding UFO and alien research.
The whole field needs to escape the fi part of Sci-Fi, and concentrate far harder on the Sci section, otherwise it will spend the next decade pissing
in the wind, exactly as it has for the preceding several decades. What is needed here is less fancifully crafted questionnaires, and more well funded,
scientifically valid research and investigation. The less mindless clickbait involving the community as a whole, the better, is what I am getting at,
and this questionnaire seems to me to be of little more importance than the sort of questionnaire which seeks to enlighten one as to which Lord of The
Rings character one happens to most resemble.
How can it provide you affirmation, when in and of itself, it has no meaning beyond that gained by way of questions which do not approach the topic
from an objective and logical standpoint, but instead give themselves over to whimsy and the subjective result of speculation?
This whole thing is part of the reason that UFO and alien research gets itself a bad name. People who would like more done to identify the origins of
UFO, and those who want better access to information regarding aliens, for space agencies to do more to locate extraterrestrial intelligences, MUST
totally STOP this sort of utterly frivolous, and human centric behaviour, this emotive and utterly unscientific approach to what they do, if the field
is ever going to improve in its legitimacy, or in its ability to come to logical, and valid conclusions.