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IS THIS bloke kidding? An American boffin has told a Darwin audience that UFOs and aliens don't exist.
World-famous sceptic Michael Shermer said the strange sightings in Territory skies were more likely to be weather balloons or aircraft.
"Sometimes it can be the planet Venus on the horizon," he said.
Originally posted by asmeone2
reply to post by OzWeatherman
What? No mention of swamp gas, Mr. Shermer?
What, is that not rediculous enough for you now?
Originally posted by monkeybus
yes, i think the phonomenon has grown significantly, ever since i was litle i loved the old pictures of ufo's i found them fascinating, and would often look out for them, but it was only within the last few weeks i have seen one
So we are left with the legacy of two types of thinking errors: Type 1 Error: believing a falsehood and Type 2 Error: rejecting a truth. ... Believers in UFOs, alien abductions, ESP, and psychic phenomena have committed a Type 1 Error in thinking: they are believing a falsehood. ... It's not that these folks are ignorant or uninformed; they are intelligent but misinformed. Their thinking has gone wrong. — Michael Shermer, Why People Believe Weird Things, 1997, 2002, Introduction