posted on Jan, 30 2008 @ 04:06 PM
I personally don't think aliens have been giving us technology. I do believe they exist, as I have seen a craft in the 70s that must have been using
anti-gravity, and while I think we have that tech now, I don't believe we had it then.
An earlier poster (sorry, but I can't find the original post) said this:
Aliens did contribute to technology in one way... if we think they might have it, we might try to develop it ourselves.
I suspect that's more along the lines of how it works. Our military may have recovered a craft, and if so, then there would be some reverse
engineering of some sort going on as well.
For example, I am absolutely convinced that anti-grav, or propellantless propulsion, must be possible. How? Because I've seen it working. Assuming
that our military has also seen it and that information has gotten to scientists, then they will at least know that it's not a question of if, but
how. Knowing that makes it much easier to invest whatever it takes in resources, energy, and time to figure it out.
IMO, James Woodward's work at Cal State Fullerton is a prime candidate for a functional propulsion system that would work like something we'd call
anti-gravity. Lots of info here: www.woodwardeffect.org...
I've thought about the fact that most scientific advancements that I'm aware of come with a human history. It's also been my experience that with
enough study, they can be understood. I've even known some incredibly brilliant people who have built some seemingly impossible devices. As a result,
I'm very skeptical that our advanced tech is cooked up in some back room with greys feeding info to humans. I think that more likely, those who
don't understand feel better thinking that those who do could not possibly be their neighbor.
I believe that UFOs exist and that not all of them are of human origin. While we may not have much (or any) alien tech to reverse engineer, I do
believe they inspire us to reach for discoveries and inventions that we otherwise might not think possible.
[edit on 30-1-2008 by lifestudent]