posted on Dec, 8 2007 @ 04:49 PM
reply to post by dracodie
And therein lies the problem. If we have evidence of something we have never seen before, we will find a thousand ways to deny it being so. And in our
denial is our ignorance.
Ignorance is not in being unaware and unknowing, ignorance is in not having the space in our minds to accept that we may not know everything. When we
pidgonhole things according to our own past observations, and allow no room for other possibilities, even to the point of twisting or even discounting
eyewitness testimonies, then we are guilty of wilful ignorance.
I am NOT convinced of alien visitation in any particular event. But I am also not preconceived of the idea that it cannot be, and therefore bound
(tied, restrained,forced) to defend a position, and seek a solution, that excludes this possibility.
It seems that many people cannot even define being open minded, and too many resort to some overused term that struck a chord in their unformed
thought pattern. Being truly open minded is harder to acheive than many can even suspect.