posted on Nov, 14 2007 @ 06:04 PM
I just want to get a poll of the everyone here on ATS who does and doesn’t believe in aliens.
State your reason why you do or don’t and if you’d like, give links to support it….
Of course I believe in aliens. Look, people can go on and on. They want an alien body. They want a piece of nanotechnology. Alien DNA. A
spaceship to land in their backyard. Something that mainstream science can really study. An irrefutable piece of evidence that will finally nail
this whole thing to the wall.
You can watch all the YouTube videos you want but the best available evidence is your brain. People see these things and they aren't all tiny blurry
specks. They aren't all some lights in the sky. Sure you get those too. And those are true UFOs which means Unidentified Flying Object.
I've heard debunkers say pilots aren't qualified observers. Then who is? Is the president of the United States a "qualified observer?" A NASA
aerospace engineer? High ranking military officers around the world? None of them? So you either except:
A) All humans regardless of education, societal status, raw intelligence, and/or specific training are unable to make observations on possible
B) Anyone claiming to have seen a UFO is a liar.
Choice A doesn't make much sense to me. Can I figure out fussion containment or quantaum physics? No. But I'd like to believe that being human
affords one the intelligence to really observe something unusal and be able to say: "I know men can't build things like that. Therefore it must be
of some other design."
Choice B implies what it implies. But why would these highly esteemed people come forward and say "this is serious business?" Many of the people I
speak of have enjoyed great success in life. Why subject themselves to public ridicule unless their experience was truly life changing?
Who are you going to believe? A pilot panicing and mistaking Venus for a UFO sounds just as odd to me as aliens. My father is closing in on
retirement and he has spent his career as a wildlife biologist. I have been in the woods with him and he can point out a bird in a tree and tell me
what type of bird it is at such a distance that I'm barely able to see it at all.. and I have 20/20 vision. Let's give our species some credit for
crying out loud. We are intelligent and capable of making observations. Unless you want to believe the world is full of kooks and liars then some
people see what they see.
The best evidence is the lack of evidence for a conventional explanation. If you are still stuck in the mode that God created heaven and earth and
that's all there is then maybe the problem isn't the untrained observer. Maybe the problem is your outdated way of thinking.
Let's get real. The universe is huge and modern science tells us theres probably an unlimited amount of universes. Some of them could be inches
from us and we can't perceive them.
If you still want to argue that there is a lack of physical evidence then you will find I agree with you... although there has been some physical
data.... obviously not as much as we like. Honestly, whos to say that the scientific method is qualified to study UFOs?
Sorry that Vulcans (who just so happen to speak english and look identical to us except for pointy ears) didn't touch down and wish us all well.
Life isn't a movie. Actually UFO sightings have all the hallmarks of what you should expect contact to be like. Something inexplicable. Something
you see is intelligent. Something that probably started the long road of evolution wayyy before we did and therefore completely baffling to even the
brightest minds. Something that can't be studied by any one discipline. That sounds like an alien to me. And that sounds like UFOs.