reply to post by NephraTari
The point im trying to get across has really nothing to do with being rich although it may be a byproduct of their job.
Famous, maybe. Not in a Hollywood sense, but within their field. Such as:
A top respected physicist, head of NASA or a top scientist in a pertinent field.... maybe someone who has some weight in the scientific world.
Some scientists are paid good money. But thats because they labored in school, studied, to be the top in their field and deserve to make that type of
We trust them with our health/medicines, what we know of our weather, the universe, etc.
A president or prime minister of a country, his/her scientific advisor, head of the united nations, secretary of state,...etc
I know politicians are`nt really trusted, but we the people do elect them to represent us, protect us and make our laws. So we must have a little bit
of trust in them whether we like to admit it or not.
When NASA came out and said they discovered water on Mars, the masses believed them. Believers in extraterestrial life embraced them.
How do we know it`s true? We dont.
We trust them with their evidence. (sometimes when it`s convinient or fits some people`s beliefs or agenda)
Now if a year earlier, the guy next door who digs ditches (i was a ditch digger for almost 5 years) proclaimed that there was water on Mars, who`d
believe him? He has no weight in the astronimical field.
If A president or prime minister came on TV and directly said "We are not alone in the universe, and have made contact with intelligent life on
another planet". The masses would believe. It`s what we all wanted.
95% of this forum would jump up and say I TOLD YOU SO!
Does he have weight in the astronomical field? No...but his/her scientific advisor sure does! And im positive his declaration was prepared by the
Now the guy next door says the same thing.
Because guys next door have been saying it for over a century and we`re no further than we were back then.
[edit on 28-2-2009 by johnjohn808]