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To counter, I pointed out that the very reason the animal would be afraid is because it does not understand what is happening. If we could communicate with the animal, we would no doubt reassure it, explain what was happening and tell it that it would be all right. It is this attempt at compassion that I believe is lacking in most abduction cases. Humans are intelligent animals. If aliens are, as we must believe, far more advanced then we, they must possess the ability to communicate with us in some fashion. Humans will still try to comfort animals which we feel are beneath us even though we cannot communicate with them directly - we will pat a dog while it waits at the vet or talk to it in soothing tones. From most abduction accounts I have read, it seems that aliens care not at all for our comfort or well-being. Increasingly I find myself reasoning that, if aliens are indeed visiting the Earth and conducting such operations, then they are truly hostile.
I don't think if they were truelly hostile they would be carrying on intelligent conversations with the abductee's. It is obvious to me that they are not outright friendly, but they aren't intent on destruction either.
Or it could just be me and the fact that I have a boring, meaningless life.
Originally posted by nikelbee
Well here is a question for you Dallas,
If one believes they are here to observe us, then what is their reason for not exposing themselves to us yet? Sufficient time has passed and they must know of our reticence and fear.
This brings up a few more questions such as: Does this mean they don't exist and the things we are attributing to them are actually government prototypes and/or cutting edge technology that is being tested. The infinitely scarier question is what if they are of the 'War of the Worlds' variety.
Could it be that is why only some see and others (like me) don't.
I personally like the idea that something besides us could exist. It puts a different spin on the universe.
Originally posted by Alexander Tau
Consider this Nikelbee, on this Forum you have a fair number of people, of those let's take the most knowledgeable 25%.
There is the huge mass of evidence out there, reports, pictures, stories, myths, cave paintings, etc. So much that no one human could ever examine them all. Just the process of sorting out the simple mistakes (aircraft, towers, planets, sats, etc) alone is daunting.
Wanting to believe and wanting to disbelieve both have a tendency to obstruct the honest pursuit of truth.