posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 08:21 PM
Originally posted by Malcram
Not really, I presented an argument. There's a difference.
I don't think so. Repeating your opinion about the value of the cumulative weight of high quality
evidence pointing at ET visitation is not an
argument. It is a statement of belief. As an ex-believer myself I understand what you mean. Now I'm more careful, I know things are not as simple as
they appear to be.
then the inevitable conclusion would be that there are ET Piloted craft in our skies.
Repeating it does not make it true. Why inevitable? Because you lack imagination. Truth is often stranger than fiction.
In my experience, there are quite a few 'Bogus Skeptics' who sincerely believe they are truly rational skeptics, simply because they are
unaware of the degree to which their thinking process is compromised by their bias because, if it's fully institutionalized, as racism was at one
time, then few will even identify it as bias.
OK you already said that. Now why focus on the negative? Beats me why there's one or two hate thread a week about skeptics being close minded,
ignorant, yada, yada.
Using logic and common sense against believers is useless, you can't convince those who already made up their mind. Believers are close minded. I'm
open to any explanation because I don't know what's going on. Nothing would please me more than knowing the truth. I'm not afraid of anything.
Really. That's why I'm here, hoping to read something worthwhile once in a while. And I do.
Flying saucers as ET vehicles are so much part of folklore, so hyped and promoted by Hollywood that many people are pro-ET visitation. IIRC a poll
result was 24% of Americans believe aliens have actually visited Earth. Only a few reasonable people dare oppose the propaganda machine and think for
themselves. Someone has to. There are so many incompetent thinkers, so many irrational believers. Someone has to do actual research.
I will say that I think it's impossible to be fully open-minded and fully aware of the complete range and weight of evidence and still remain
a skeptic of the idea that SOME UFO's are ET piloted craft.
You have no idea. Some people, including those who had incredible experiences, are skeptical of the Extra-Terrestrial Hypothesis. Please read Jeff
Ritzmann's thread me and "them"
. After all he has endured, he says he doesn't
believe in extra-terrestrial. Go ahead and read the entire thread, it's one of the best ever. But it's a long thread, so if you don't want to read
it all, his opinion about ETs and skeptics is on page 9. I respect and admire the man for his honesty and courage. I respect his beliefs. Even though
I don't have any.