There is at the heart of all this a certain hypocrisy from what might deemed as the scientific establishment as, currently to the best of my
knowledge, there is no equation, no proof I or anyone else can offer up that proves beyond doubt that, our existence is anything other than
solipsistic in its' nature. I do remember that, a couple of years ago, scientists were saying they were months away from a proof however as yet I have
yet to see any confirmation they have finally done it.
Think about that for a moment, despite we considering ourselves so "advanced" we as a species can't even offer proof that anyone apart yourself
exists. It's no use replying "Oh it's obvious, other people must exist" as there is currently, no more actual scientific proof than there is we have
been visited by aliens. in a sense that might well be a marker about how really we as a species. are just not that interested in the truly deep
questions and those that cannot be commercially exploited?
The facts are, from many people's perspectives Ridpath is peddling an outdated mythology that being that, our current scientific model can explain
everything when quite patently it can't, it can't currently, even "prove" everyone reading this or replying to this thread, is more than a figment of
it does make me chuckle when i see the UFO proponents talking about Einstein somehow being "gifted to humanity" by some "extraterrestrial
intelligence" or, his brain was wired by them to "move us on as a race" when, in the final analysis Einstein ran away squealing whibble whibble
whibble; when confronted with the "reality or non reality depending whether you're actually observing it", of our quantum world.
Let me give you an example of where science can only explain something today that 30 years ago it couldn't. David Beckam is an internationally famous
footballer or soccer player for our colonial cousins. One of his specialities is the way he takes free kicks. Now, with the development of camera
technology, his technique can be studied and they have discovered the following about Beckam's technique. That being that, if 99.999% of the world's
population does what he can do with his ankle they would break their ankle the first time they tried it. Modern cameras prove beyond doubt he can do
what he does, 30 years ago scientists within the field of human anatomy would have flatly denied it and said, "That's impossible, he'd break his
ankle"; and they would have done so with good cause.
We "know" so much and yet currently, we are truly realising as a species, we actually know virtually sic nothing, as a certainty and that is something
that, particularly people such as Ridpath seemingly, have absolutely no concept of. In fact, on a genuine philosophical level and accounting for our
current scientific knowledge, the non existence of "aliens" is the "extraordinary theory that requires specific proof" not the other way round, as so
often quoted. In exactly the same manner when someone says "Why do aliens have two legs and two eyes etc?"; the truth is, current science would point
out that, the top predator species are almost all bipedal with stereoscopic vision, so it would be no surprise at all if an alien species was as well.
it's no coincidence that, virtually every culture in our world with a strong shamanistic heritage, almost all believe in what we call "aliens" and
that we have had interactions with them for thousands of years. Neither do those with shamanistic traditions have any real philosophical problem with
accepting quantum uncertainty as a "reality" in fact, they are happy to embrace it as they would point to that as an explanation for those who don't
understand their world view.
Ridpath and his ilk represent a view of our existence that is truthfully in denial about our reality/non reality. In essence Ridpath and his ilk
believe, note the word believe this is not just semantics it is a belief system the same as those who believe in the "star children", despite all the
evidence to the contrary that, the world is "solid" everything can measured and evaluated by current scientific models and that, time is some sort of
one way street that is separate to our space. Only, science has moved on, it's like any belief system though, many of it's adherents simply cannot let
go because, it destroys their confidence in themselves. in short, it's about people's egos both individually and as a species.
Maybe think of it like this when you consider UFOs and their possible origins
Stage One.... I think they exist and they are an unknown technology
Stage Two... One reflection and taking into account our current understanding of science, they are more likely misidentified natural phenomena or
possibly secret human technology
Stage Three. Much as I'd like to believe the above, there are a series of cases which seem to deny both of these assumptions.
Stage Four.. Why is it that we, particularly with a Northern European tradition, can seemingly, happily believe in the concept of some old geezer
with a long beard running everything yet, we dismiss those shamanistic traditions that actually do seem to have some understanding of that we call
Stage Five.. No matter what I thought I knew and what others insist they know, these damned things keep showing up and we still fail to either,
manage to observe them in anything approaching a classical scientific manner, or explain them in a manner that truly fits that we do observe.
Stage Six.. You know what? Isn't about time we removed our collective heads from up our collective bums and just studied what appears in front of us
no matter whether or not, it fits our preconceived ideas about what can and cannot exist?
If you're stuck in the "clockwork universe model" and you cannot handle the quantum world then go and read the French Geipan/SEPRA files and then ask
yourself, why they are often, almost totally ignored by those on both sides of the current debate?
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