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Originally posted by Tryptych
Well, they have radar data, visual sightings (multiple people), infrared video, documentations.. I think (if not hoaxes) it's pretty safe to say the phenomenon is very real.
Originally posted by ashflash
He talks about a 'wonderful' future for mankind; but how?
Originally posted by karl 12
Yes I know that and there are lots of reasons to take the UFO subject seriously from government documentary evidence, radar/sonar evidence, ground trace evidence, electromagnetic interference evidence, circumstantial evidence...
But there's just no unequivocable proof.
Originally posted by cupocoffee
What sort of evidence would constitute unequivocable proof?
Another issue to consider is “What constitutes proof?” Also, who is authorized to tell the world that UFOs as an extraterrestrial or inter-dimensional phenomenon either exist or don’t exist? In science, the concept of proof is well defined and facts are not supposed to be decided by authority of any individual, but by empirical evidence and logic. But a phenomenon that is unpredictable, purposely evasive, and defies our known laws of physics, might be outside the providence of science in that it is not amenable to the scientific process, at least not with today’s technology and in terms of today’s paradigm of reality. We can use the scientific method to scrutinize the data from sightings, such as radar data, burnt ground where a UFO landed, radiation sickness and burns on people who have had close encounters, etc, and this will help us to understand the phenomenon, but I think that it is a huge puzzle of which we only have a few pieces here and a couple of fragments there, certainly not enough to see the larger picture in the type of clarity we would like.
The reality of the phenomenon is undeniable. Its exact nature leaves plenty of room for debate.