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Originally posted by cogburn
Superstition, Religion, UFOlogy... here... in 2008... they have all evolved into the same thing: a system of beliefs that center around supernatural powers that have designs on, or influence over, humanity's destiny.
is vilified and those who espouse such philosophies are "debunkers" and "skeptics" and "closed-minded".
When we observe phenomena that we cannot explain, especially those exhibiting "intelligent" characteristics, we instantly attempt to integrate it into the wider sense of our system of beliefs and experiences. You see lights in NASA video footage (the tether video comes to mind) and see proof of aliens.
Are we alone? Probability says "no". Have ETs visited Earth? Probability says "no". However probability is not absolute and should always been challenged when faced with new evidence. There's ample suggestion in historical texts and inscriptions that seem to indicate that the small probability of visitation may have occurred.
The argument is then presented that TPTB are "withholding evidence" or "spreading disinformation", which has always sounded to me like Creationists suggesting that dinosaurs and fossil records were placed on Earth to test the faithful.
Perhaps the greatest thing to come out of the flap over October 14th was the forced re-evaluation of the positions that are so vehemently espoused on these forums. If this is perceived by you to be a “blow to the investigation of UFOs” then I suggest you are one who could most benefit from this event.
NASA is an imperfect scientific agency in desperate need of drastic reforms.
In the spirit of a good skeptic... Please... Prove me wrong.
Originally posted by Gaderel
reply to post by InfaRedMan
Think on the bright side. Embrace the cult, call it a religion, then we can get tax free status! Play your cards right, and you might end up the Bishop of Nellis AFB.