posted on Jan, 14 2018 @ 01:42 PM
I don’t think it is exactly a mistake to bring the field of consciousness into the discussion, There’s too much out there that leads in that
direction. Besides, consciousness is too much a part of our existence to ignore. In other words, it’s legit. But I have a problem when you start
replacing science with magic and ritual. Yes, I know, I know, I know. “Science is a religion that ignores a large part of reality,” and on and on
and on: Heard it all before ad nauseum. The mistake is viewing science as an entity instead of a method and process. Clarke’s aphorism here is apt:
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. We don’t understand it, so we resort to magic to explain it. To me that is a
complete and utter cop-out, a failure to engage, a retreat into emotion and ignorance.
Those triangles (which are ours) are flying because of math, not spells. Though our uneducated liberal-arts minds do not have the background to
understand the issues, they are as explainable in scientific terms as any pedantic Newtonian action you care to model. It is applied science, i.e.:
Engineering, that gets those things airborne, not religion or ritual. And there is nothing to disclose. It’s all out there and available for
observation. Insiders have been disclosing this stuff for half a century now. Though surrounded by Serpo nonsense designed to obfuscate and confuse,
the core story is readily available. We, i.e.: People who work in places like Skunk Works, have solved problems in physics that go far beyond what
undergraduates are taught in our best schools. We can fly to the stars today. People on the outside who care to pay attention already know this.
Once you accept the idea that it s not some alien race that is advanced; it is we who are advanced far ahead of the accepted standard that you begin
to understand the problem. The fact that there might be aliens is not going to fracture society. You still have to pay the water bill. But the fact
that you can fly to Hawaii in ten minutes, or to Mars in an hour or two, has a potential level of disruption that is not acceptable. It’s not that
we can’t do it; it’s that we can’t do it all at once. It’s too much to absorb. It would not only be disruptive intellectually, for those who
cared to notice or were capable of learning the math, but it would be disruptive economically, whether or not you noticed or were in any way educated.
That’s a whole different issue. And that’s why no sudden disclosure.
So when we have discussions like this and people start speaking in riddles and sideways, pretending to allude to whatever it is they think others
should know, it gets confusing. You know which bit of esoteric knowledge and conspiracy I am obliquely referring to, right? That’s between us guys
who get it, okay? Just sayin’. THAT sort of stuff. It gets especially confusing when in the spirit of equality religion and myth are treated as
equal to science, when quite frankly science was created specifically to displace such nonsense. Religion and myth had its chance. Science produced
(or was produced from) the Renaissance. Which has done more to transform civilization? When you start getting fuzzy—not just around the edges, but
completely fuzzy—you can expect your audience to drop considerably. That may be why these conversations rarely extend beyond places like ATS. And
that I can credit TTS with attempting to do. Naïve as I think he is, the basic idea of getting this discussion beyond places like ATS is credible.
The issue of aliens is quite beside the point. It doesn’t really matter. They may have helped, perhaps accidentally. They may have hindered. They
may be convenient scapegoats. In fact, that may be true of the very idea. They may be us. Whatever the case, leave it for the anthropologists. If they
exist, okay. If they do not, okay. What interests me is where we are at, not where they are at.
But that is true of threads like this as well. I do not accept superior intellects who talk in riddles and ritual, innuendo and obfuscation. I don’t
understand it. I can make no great contribution to it, nor derive anything remotely useful from it. It’s a useless endeavor. Although I once hoped
that by the end of my lifetime I would have some understanding of the issues, it doesn’t look like that is going to happen. There’s not that much
time left, and these conversations have left me no better off than I was fifty years ago.