posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 10:56 PM
Originally posted by Hopup Dave
It's just deductive reasoning.
Hopup Dave: I'd like to respectfully point out that your discussion of field effect propulsion is not based on deductive reasoning. Deductive
reasoning requires a groundwork of confirmable facts. Only when you have a reliable set of facts to work with can you hope to deduce anything. You
cannot begin with a dataset that includes scientifically-unverified environmental effects from unconfirmed sightings without a shred of documented
physical evidence, and make deductions about how an extraordinarily-advanced alien spacecraft might function.
Let me be clear--I'm not saying that we haven't been visited.
I'm saying that the chances of a person from, say, 1800 correctly deducing the functional basis of jet engine technology-- or internal combustion--
or a toaster oven-- are pretty slim.
I think we need to take all the energy that's put toward trying to figure out alien technology and apply it to getting just one, single sighting with
high-resolution still photographs and video from multiple observers. If everybody wants this so bad, then look at a big map or at the statistical
data re: (the most) reliable sightings, pinpoint the highest probability area for such sightings, set up a PayPal account for donations, buy three HD
camcorders and about 250 TB of hard drive, and have three people do nothing but sit and wait. All it really takes is funding and the will to do it.
And given the number of interested people out there, a professionally-organized and scientifically skeptical field crew could easily attract the
Just my 2 cents.
And BTW, what ever happened to eyewitness?