posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 12:26 AM
I guess I understand the skepticism if you're the kind of person not to trust authority--in general. And a laymen--or somebody who isn't knowledge on
the subject--can easily see things which aren't there. I myself am familiar with this. When I first saw the pictures of pluto, those black spots
looked tantalizingly like lakes to me. Of course, fast forward and I/we know better. But damn they sure looked like it. Same thing here. Damn, it sure
looks mysterious don't it? Bright place inside a crater. Stands out. Our imagination runs with it. But thankfully there're cooler heads out there who
know how to do things. If it weren't for people like that, we wouldn't be in space at all. They do the hard work. For us it's just entertainment.
Ilusion is all around is. The mind falls prey to it all the time. We don't notice it much of the time because there's no scientific scrutiny. It's
your word against his/her. What's popular and speaks loudest wins.
But this poster is right in one respect: If the bright light isn't ET it doesn't mean there's no life elsewhere. If you lift up 99 stones and there's
nothing beneath and the 100th stone has something special underneath, you'll learn to be patient. And that's what we should do. Maybe it's goign to
take some time, you know? And even moreso, maybe we'll find our first sample of ET life in space itself, maybe even in the solar wind or something
bizarre, the last place we'd think to look. We should be reasonable, but ready for surprises. Science is a long and arduous thing. Sit relax and
edit on 15-7-2015 by jonnywhite because: (no reason given)