posted on Jan, 8 2008 @ 03:25 PM
Originally posted by Strapping Young LadWhy do I feel like one of the only ppl here thats ever opened up a couple of issues of Astronomy
Hey, been there, but you are not alone.
I, myself have been in astronomy since I was 20. Now 53. I have had many and now a 17.5" telescope a friend and I built, and I have done
astronomical illustration of planetary, galactic and other such subjects for books and magazines. Been there, done that. Not to mention thousands of
hours of ACTUAL astronomy, not just armchair sky-data gazing.
The fact is, that I and many here, while being educated in formal astronomy have had significant experiences that have given us very direct knowledge
that we are not alone. And the fact that most such images and unexplainable events are dismissed routinely without any invest in actual study makes
more important discussions on the possibility of understanding these objects, their inhabitants or awareness and the origins, even outside our
dimensions or physics knowledge.
Too often, if we cannot understand an image, it is dismissed out of hand. We educated but informed people will look deeper into such things as we
know there is good evidence that things exist we actually have no pragmatic context for. We are true science people who look first and classify last
Not only do I open the magazines, but have been published in them. Take heart, you are not alone, and WE are not alone.
This is a good example of such phenomena in need of thoughtful discussion before dismissal.