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Originally posted by Quest
I'm not discounting the possibility that there is some truth behind the stories, or that people didn't see what they claim. But in a world with a long history of mythology and pschological need to have something bigger than ones own society, i find it amusing that some people claim to know alien motives and society when they can hide their very existance from science and the public.
Originally posted by heelstone
Don't discount the very likely possibility that our governments are playing a role in keeping the subject covered up. Its hard enough to find out information when one group hides it from you. Two groups makes it near impossible to find out anything.
Originally posted by TheBandit795
Well honestly I think you're over estimating people. I've learned from experience that most people (and I mean over 95% of people) refuse to come out of the box that the media, religion and (the media controlled, and in lots of places religion controlled) society have placed them into and indoctrinated them with since birth. Mainstream people will refuse to even discuss anything that is considered fringe by society and will resort to ridicule the first chance they can get and dismiss it, or they'll just ignore it, plain and simple. I've seen this with every member of my own family, most if not all of my friends, and practically everyone else I know.
These people very often say phrases lik: "That's life", "the harsh reality", "we must always adapt to society" (of which the last one actually means "never question society" etc...
In discussion boards where people talk about mainstream stuff, I've experienced that they will simply ignore fringe stuff, or come up with excuses not to discuss it...
Edit: I forgot one of the most common phrases used by mainstream people: "Come back down to Earth!!!"
[edit on 15-6-2004 by TheBandit795]