posted on Jun, 13 2009 @ 09:19 PM
And here is the key issue with credibility in the UFO field:
People don't want to, or can't, differentiate between noise and signal.
Whenever you read extreme claims, approach them with an extreme level of skeptical rationality, and you'll be smarter and safer. People who claim to
have actual answers are to be questioned, as the UFO topic is so inherently complex, there's no way that ANYONE has the real inside scoop or monopoly
on truth. Seriously - look for intellectual honesty. When someone says they saw a UFO, and they immediately attach the term "extraterrestrial" to
it, you've now received a signal of their belief system. Many of us who are looking at these areas very carefully will agree that a UFO is indeed
unidentified, and there's a good chance it might be from another planet, but we don't KNOW that. There's a possibility that the actual reality
might be something far weirder than that - and the longer I speak with the serious, intelligent folks doing actual analytical research in the field,
the more I'm convinced that the sourcing behind most of these craft is something so bizarre that we might not even be able to understand it, even if
the truth were right in front of our eyes. We don't want to admit it, but we're not as advanced a species as we'd like to think we are -
technologically, we're a very young species, and I feel very comfortable stating that what we DON'T know about this universe far, far outweighs what
we DO know.
As far as Michael Cohen, his track record appears to be zero, so why would you take anything he types seriously? Does he offer any kind of useful
sourcing for his information? Is there any internal logic to his claims? Has anything he's predicted come true? If the answer to these questions is
negatory, then you should balance his claims accordingly.