posted on Jun, 21 2005 @ 02:47 PM
I've noticed that people, often, fall into a rut where, with little information, they start to catalogue types of aliens and make authoritative
statements about alien intentions. This bothers me a great deal because -- and this is especially true if you look at a lot of the reports from the
50s and 60s -- the raw data that we have does not necessarily imply that something we can readily understand is going on. If, anything, we're
looking at a phenomena that is either deliberately confusing or simply a step or two above human understanding (and, even then, there is no reason to
believe that all consciousness works in progressive 'stages' and that the aliens are just one stage ahead of us... it may very well turn out that
they have an entirely alien psyche).
Ultimately, I think that UFOlogists and people on ATS have to make sure that they avoid turning aliens into 'cartoon' figures with easily understood
-- and comfortable -- motives and attitudes. In this day and age, however, it seems like the trend is to describe/portray aliens as something out of
a Star Trek episode (that is, beings with humanesque consciousnesses but vaguely non-human bodies). The UFO/ET phenomena is, first and foremost, a
mystery... and the key to the mystery is that we are dealing with minds that may, perhaps, perceive the universe in a way that is very different from
the way our minds perceive it.