This thread seems to be the place to share a few thoughts.
This is my favorite movie:
The Invention of Lying
Now I know the sociological reasons as to why lying evolved..
its actually a form of social glue.. but as evolution has no
defined goal.. the problem here, is that short term gain
is always selected for, as short-term survival advantages
are all that matter.. as more babies can always be popped
out.. humans are great at that.
But in the long term, lying is a very toxic business, and it
will be the death of all of us.. whether that's physical
extinction, or simply that our lies cause a speciation
event or AI simply takes us out.. either by eradication
(that would be wise on its part) or by assimilation..
humans as we know them today won't last for long.
The reason that I'm bringing up lying, is that I'm terrible
at it. I'm also terrible at keeping SOME confidences.
If science is involved, if cutting-edge research is
involved.. I simply cannot be trusted.
It's not that I'm a bad person.. and I always try to
keep confidences.. and I know that I'm supposed
to.. i try very hard.
But I'm terrible at it.
I truly believe that humans would do much better
if they decided to live in the world of "The Invention
of Lying", before lying was invented that is.
And while lying is the key tactic in most of human
en devours, it's especially rank in fields such as
spirituality, religion, and the research of the paranormal
and of course the highest evolutionary form of lying
every accomplished by humans or "aliens" --- UFOLogy.
I simply cannot work in a group, as I can't keep my
mouth shut when it comes to scientific research.
Dispelling ignorance, my own included, is my major
I *could* work with a group that held *NO* secrets
whatsoever.. that published every lost dot of
everything.. but I've never heard of such a group.
I had thought of starting such a group many times
in my life.. I event went and registered various
honesty-themed domain names.. they were readiy
available.. as nobody values such things.
But of course I got hit on all sides with the
'necessity of lying' from everyone I sought
to work with.. and this was back when I
was an Internet millionaire or at least close
Lying is the death of us.. one way or another,
and there is nothing that I can do about it..
it's wired into all of us.. except perhaps a
few autistics like myself.
Now on that note.. I must admit, as I 'worship'
honesty basically.. I can certainly be quite
obnoxious.. OH I have QUITE the laundry list
of obnoxious habits and quirks.. I am super
big hearted, but I might not make a good
friend.. I'm too straight-forward.
Well anyway.. this isn't meant to be a mea
culpa for me.
I'm just pointing out that I've finished my
journey in UFOlogy due to my not being
able to keep my mouth shut, and perhaps
(I don't agree with the assertion), possibly
I think the "powerful person" is simply
confused on the point that caused the
anger.. but as they aren't telling me
the facts.. I have no idea whether I
was guilty of something or not..
But it's a fair point.. no doubt.. i'm
terrible at secrecy.
So.. that means I don't belong with
most human groups.. that deal with
sensitive topics in any case.
There's no shame I guess.. I just
don't belong in UFOlogy, spirituaity,
religion, and paranormal research,
which are my only interests in
life, other than loving my wife,
closest friends and my puppy dogs.
So agian.. thank you all.. there are some
truly wonderful people on ATS and in UFOlogy..
it's been an honor clashing with you all..