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Originally posted by mopusvindictus
People do not wish to entertain the real TRUTH
If there is a genuine other race it is from Much closer than our Fear Index will allow us to contemplate...
It is easy to feel safe when the threat is from another Star System... when the enemy is so advanced maybe they are "here to help"
When the truth settles in...
That they live here underground, under the surface of other planets right in our own system... that they aren't that much more advanced then us, just enough to be dangerous and hold the high ground....
This petrifies people into denial...
They invent many "alien" races and galactic civilizations for hope...
Hope against a real enemy that is close by and capable of bringing unknown horrors...
It is no different than the way the Natives thought the Europeans to be
We seek explanations rather than prepare for the fight, we want theories that console us, give us hope...
When the reality is...
We should have shot the first ships we saw and killed every single Grey that dares walk off of one... If the Mayans would have followed that procedure with those first few ships, they would still be around
[edit on 12-12-2009 by mopusvindictus]
Too bad you don't live up to it yourself. To wit, you wrote:
Originally posted by Arbitrageur
The difference is that when skeptics speculate it's presented as speculation.
So many conditions have to be just right for intelligent life, that even optimistic estimates of how many stars have intelligent civilizations capable of space travel say that the percentage of star systems thus populated is small.
Ah yes, the old fallacious canard; the UFO phenomenon is reducible to a few fuzzy lights in the sky. Let's quickly do away with reports, photos and other evidence describing apparently structured, manufactured craft. Perhaps you care to speculate on those reports too.
You won't hear a true skeptic say that 10,000 fuzzy dots in the sky is proof of alien visitation. But skeptics or anyone else can speculate about what those unknown lights may or may not be, or how many intelligences there may or may not be.
Originally posted by 13arrows
This is a simple topic
[edit on 11-12-2009 by 13arrows]
Originally posted by OZtracized
Why did Columbus sail the seven seas?
Why did Captain Cook sail for months to land on, explore and colonise Australia when it would have been much easier and cheaper to stay in merry old England?
Of course NOW it's only a few hours by plane to any country on this vast planet.
We say aliens have travelled "millions of light years" to reach us for apparently no good reason but that is highly presumptuious.
Maybe interstellar space travel is relatively easy for them and they are inquisitive by nature, like us.
I think that is a very naive arguement really.
Originally posted by _BoneZ_
I believe the nearest star is four light years away. That is about as "around the corner" as you can get compared to hundreds or millions of light years away that other stars are. So visitors would still be traveling light years to get here.
[edit on 11-12-2009 by _BoneZ_]
Originally posted by Arbitrageur
Entanglement is a real phenomenon (Einstein called it “spooky action at a distance”), which has been demonstrated repeatedly through experimentation. The mechanism behind it cannot, as yet, be fully explained by any theory.