posted on Jan, 2 2006 @ 06:07 AM
First, "outsider" makes a good point.
OK the three are: aliens verified, gods exposier and the opportunity for humans to create a form of living together best described as utopia.
1. If aliens have arrived people should be informed and more importantly, anything we might have learned should be public knowledge. The probablity
math demands, I believe, that other life forms abound in the universe. The question begs whether us humans warrant the effort of the long trip.
2. My guess is that anybody who actually thinks about the question must arrive at the assumption that if there is no evidence the dog made the mess.
Why? Well, you actually don't have a dog, you have never seen the dog and there is no verifiable report of anyone on earth ever having seen something
we call dog and all you have to go on is a story told by hundreds of thousands, each with a different slant, over the last 1700 years (christian
version) with various proprietary claims...well not only did the dog not do the mess,
there ain't no dog.
Now will this make a difference to 'dog' believers? No! My guess is the realization by thinkers that there is no dog will have an effect but not a
surprising one. Believers will continue to believe and be willing to die (or more likely - kill others) to support their misassumptions.
Why? Because this adoption of an accepted belief system is soooo much easier than contemplation and discovery. Contemplation and discovery require
effort. Unfortunately, it appears that the average human has neither the interest nor the the willingness to make the effort. Think about it;
discovery requires that thing... that dreaded behavior, the one warned against in the bible, that effort supported by the devil and his
minions...READING! Perish the thought, let us join hands and prey!
"Don't bother me with the facts...my mind is made up!"
Utopia: Since long before we all came out of Africa one little tribe has been arguing with the next small collection of our species (or our ancestors)
over either real estate, virgins, food, water or what have you. What was it the Jack's character said in "A Few Good men"? We can't handle the
truth and apparently we can't get along.
Actually most people on earth could probably live in peace with each other. Unfortunately, all it takes is a few who either can't or won't tollerate
their neighbors and have the resources t purchase good throwing rocks, sharpe sticks or Czech Semtex.