Originally posted by vance
Lol, this read exactly like this too me. "Could this as yet unproven myth actualy be this unproven myth?" See what I mean? Let's prove one or the
other or both or something lol! This actualy came up in the 70's if I am remembering right. It came up about bigfoot and ET when no one had nothing
but "pics" and stories of both these "boogie man deals".
Vance, I'm actually glad you posted because your post shows a good example of pseudoskepticism.
It's basically using skepticism as a crutch to what you already believe instead of a tool to search for the truth.
I'm skeptical of bigfoot but I'm not skeptical of U.F.O.'s because I've seen one 3 times and so have Presidents, police officers, pilots, high
ranking government officials and many other people.
I use my skepticism of bigfoot to help lead me to the truth through talking about these things in the context of logic and reason. I'm not trying to
protect a personal belief by using skepticism as a shield.
The reason I'm skeptical of bigfoot is because he's supposed to be this big animal yet he has eluded capture. This is why I said maybe he's an
extra-terrestrial like the one many people saw in Russia and other places that's very tall being mistaken as bigfoot.
If we were to go by the "Vance" standard we would have to discontinue the whole field of Theoretical Physics.
We don't have absolute proof about the origin of life or black holes, should we just burn all the books and papers about them?
What about Time Travel? Do you know that there's nothing in the laws of physics that prohibits travel backwards in time? This has troubled some
physicist for years and this is why you have books and papers written on the subject. Should we burn them to because they don't meet the Vance
standard of Absolute Proof?
With only 4% of the universe known, how can you speak in ABSOLUTES? This happens when a belief system clashes with reason, so your threatened by the
mere discussion of topics that threaten your pre-existing belief system.
Should we stop all discussion about the universe because we only know what 4% is?
The posts on the thread are interesting.
I was wondering if any bigfoot sightings correlate with a U.F.O. sighting nearby. Could people be mistaking these tall extra-terrestrials for
A creature this big could not stay this elusive especially with today's technology and with people out there looking for him. If he was just an
animal, I think he would have been caught by now. If he's an extra-terrestrial mistaken as bigfoot, this would explain his elusive nature.