This is another of those posts, where I wish to encourage discussion
on a topic that doesn't, IMHO, get discussed frequently enough.
I'm not going to do a mass data dump on this topic at this point, but
I do wish to get the conversation started.
Let's first start with the topic of mental illness and creativity.
It's often said that genius and mental illness are related.
Indeed, pretty much ALL of modern science would have been
considered mental illness, at one point in history.
I posit that there can be 'somewhat useful mental illness' and
conversely, pure mental illness that just needs psychiatric
Where is the line?
Well, first off, i wish to share my own, somewhat biased personal
view. Humans are currently causing the 6th great mass extinction
(the Holocene or so-called Anthropocene extinction).
We are wiping out most life on Earth, except for humans and their
food animals. Now really, bacteria and insects will likely be fine,
and compose much of 'life' on Earth, but let's not be that pedantic.
By ANY rational measure of a neutral outside observer, humans as
a whole are BAT# CRAZY. Flat out insane.
Are some humans somewhat more stable and some less stable?
Yes, it's probably a bell-shaped curve. But a a whole, there's
not much room for the pot to call the kettle black.
Now specifically in UFOlogy. Doctor Kit Green is fond of saying that
people 'into' ufology and such topics seem to be suffering from the
mental disorder paraphrenia. Something like 'high functioning
schizophrenia". A person can still have a family, have a job, and
on the weekend chase around little green men.
Now of course Kit Green seems to have paraphrenia of his own,
you can read about his exploits in terms of the 'core story' and
'roswell corpses', etc. He's the pot calling the kettle black.
So it's apparently a genetic weakness in humans, that to power
our big creative capabilities, that we can't fully exclude the
bat # crazy parts of us..
but bat # crazy led to all of modern science. Alchemy became
So what is useful insanity, and what is non-useful insanity?
If you have 'crazy ideas', but attempt to further develop them
into theories, that might be testable.. then sometimes.. you
find out you were not crazy at all.
But, as I stated in several other posts, if you keep yourself in
a cloud of bull sheiss, in a carefully designed 'alternative
reality', where nothing is expected of you.. you just make
huge assumptions and never even attempt to ascertain
whether you re correct or incorrect.
Is that helpful, except to comfort yourself? Isn't that mainly
what religion is?
If you have 'crazy beliefs' and are busy trying to verify them..
I have no problem with that.. I do that.. I've been doing that
my entire life. Have I accomplished anything? Maybe. Maybe
That's another thing.. it's perfectly acceptable to chase 'crazy'
in the quietness of your own mind.. it's perfectly acceptable
to defend your 'crazy theories' in public.
But if you just keep yourself 'crazy' and try to shout down
other people.. or con them into believing you... (TTSA..
Emotion-based politics.. Religion..)
what have you accomplished of any value?
In my old age and fading health, I certainly entertain some
'far out there' theories.. and I'm still working on gathering
data and even experiment..
Now, do I push the 'Bible of Kevin' on people? perhaps a bit,
but i don't wish to. I keep 99% of what I know and experience
to myself. It's been part of MY journey of dispelling my own
ignorance, and might be of no value to anyone else.
If I had to choose between data dumping my out there'
conclusions, or to help a few people learn how to be
more rational, while not 'giving up a HEALTHY' bit of
'potentially bat # crazy' --
I would choose that.
We quibble about UFOs while the world literally burns.
The only way that I can scratch the itch of my selfish
desire to tie up a few loose ends in this area, is to also
discuss the larger issue, mental health, creativity and
the pursuit of new science, while doing so.
Hopefully others wish to discuss this topic.
edit on 15-11-2020 by KellyPrettyBear because: (no reason given)