posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 03:31 PM
reply to post by Mintwithahole.
That's nonsense. If the evidence was really there it wouldn't matter if you had an open, closed or pretty pink mind tied with a bow! You wouldn't
have to open anything!If the evidence was real and tangible we'd all accept it to be true but the evidence for alien life visiting the earth is
tenuous at best.
No, THAT is nonsense, and applies a double standard. You would never claim that a convoluted court case was not necessary because the truth should be
obvious or complex scientific testing of technology or medicine was not necessary because the evidence 'should be everywhere'. Research,
investigation and an open mind are always required, for any advance in knowledge. That is simply the way things work for anything
in our world,
but apparently this is intolerable when it comes to the ET/UFO issue. It's an obvious double standard.
The groundwork needs to be done in terms of carefully, open-mindedly evaluating the evidence (this stage has not been reached by society in general)
until a conclusion is reached. THEN, it becomes 'fact' THEN it is treated as self-evident and has the aura of 'obviousness' you feel it should
have now. As Schopenhauer said "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted
as being self-evident." We are still at stage one. But that does not mean the evidence is not there, it simply means that it is at present still
being ignored and ridiculed by the naive and those with closed minds who apply double standards.
Take a fact like the earth traveling around the sun, rather than the sun around the earth. Seems obvious now, right? The evidence is 'everywhere'
right? But it was not always so, and you sound rather like a cleric of the time would have sounded as he denounced Galileo's heresy. 'It it were
true, it would be obvious, but behold, the sun clearly travels around the earth! If it were not so, the evidence would be everywhere!'
[edit on 16-3-2009 by Malcram]