I really like mmiichael
's and jkrog08
's views too.
, if you feel a sense of defeat just remember that we live in a society that is enamored with the need of instant gratification and
plagued with a short attention span. You just have fallen ill of this disease as me or as anyone else has.
I too I can remember since I was a kid about reading scientific literature, magazines, books etc especially about space exploration and anything
relevant, remember reading respected scientists that for the attention or for the money or both had me believe that past the year 2000 we would be
functioning as a fully fledged space fairing civilization.
Guess what. I'm still waiting. Did I feel disheartened at some time? Sure did.
I even remember that the reference of the number 2000 was the mark of our new space era. Everything had the number 2000 or a reference to it as being
a mark of the future. Especially gadgetry From simple electric appliances to car models. Probably all those people who "invented" this trick or
whomever participated in that trend if you told them about the possibility like a medium to exist some day such as the internet they would probably
tell you that you must be crazy and that thing would never happen..
In a collective level we surely are not ready to advance at our final frontier. Imagine we have to meet societies that not only do not have short
attention span as we do, or plagued by the need of instant gratification but instead having the ability of putting up long term goals that would
require up to 2 3 or even 5 centuries in to the future for their completion. We simply do not function like that. We certainly lack at certain terms
as species but we excel in other things. We might be slow for centuries then make leaps and bounds in matters of decades. It's just how we are. A
good thing for us is that we don't require our reality to be flawless and smooth for us to make advances, it is at the hard times that we seem we
Certainly there might be a spot for us that we can fit somewhere out there, along with others of different kinds. Reality is unpredictable and nobody
knows what is stored for us or even others in the future.
Real progress will come when the essence of our questions will be more attuned with the nature of the enigmas we are trying to solve. Have
Even if we seem we are back stepping at times, there is progress. Every time we have to look back and see what kind of progress have we made at
several other sectors. I really believe that an ET presence, no matter how exciting, it will not happen. It is not the right way. We will find them by
Why be sad and disheartened? Anything you contribute is probably for someone else some valuable research matter or food for thought, a small stepping
stone that even might guide him to even get inspiration to solve the most puzzling riddles we are facing. It does not matter how long will it take as
long as as many brains as possible are working at it, it will eventually happen.
, since I am reading ATS and especially the UFO forum that fills a great part of my entertaining time and since I enjoy very much cases
being analyzed by the experts on this board and since I don't really have time to contribute anything valuable to the ATS I can only post something
nice or think out loud about things I observe and only help this team of experts become bigger by encourage newer members who seem they got the right
talent for it.
[edit on 30-7-2009 by spacebot]
[edit on 30-7-2009 by spacebot]