posted on Feb, 19 2007 @ 12:02 PM
Mystery is always more fun than skepticism.
The hardcore skeptics that I've known are entrenched in a mindset of rationally explaining everything, as though mankind's Science is the
last word in physical (and superphysical) possibility. To me, this is very much like goldfish in a bowl, attempting to explain everything they see in
terms of water, gravel and fish flakes. Which is an overly-generous analogy, I suppose, considering that goldfish probably know a great deal more
about water, gravel and fish flakes than human skeptics know about their world as explained by Science.
But, in both instances, we have captive observers, viewing the universe through a very narrow window of personal experience, and projecting
their finite notions of existence only to the limits of their experience, basically refusing to entertain any notions that transcend their
powers to render an explanation. In short, if it defies Scientific explanation, it simply doesn't exist.
In this respect, Science is no different than religion, inasmuch as both systems of thought are human-centric and earth-centric and,
apparently, have very little to do with the infinitely diverse remainder of the universe. It's funny how Science has explained everything to
the far reaches of our perception — that's how it's presented, anyway, with quasars, black holes and big bangs permeating our thinking and
language today — but the "scientific universe" is nothing but a veil of theory that enshrouds 99.999999% of our understanding.
I mean, we can't even figure out what makes our own planet tick, nevermind the vast reaches of outer space. So, why limit ourselves to
accepting only that which fits into our primitive scientific models? We can conceive of so much more than Science can validate — so
what if a malcontent minority of skeptics relegate UFOs, BigFoot and the Bermuda Triangle to the realm of nonsense? If they want to
confine themselves to a narrow perception of reality, good luck to them.
I know this — everything that Science is today was once considered nonsense. A century from now, today's skeptics and scientific dogmatists
will be considered the court jesters of the 21st Century. And the one thing that will remain constant is the human capacity to seek
mystery over mundane scientific explanations.
— Doc Velocity