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So, back to square one: beliefs in "UFOs" are no different from "religious beliefs".
Originally posted by Unity_99
Religions are made up very old fashioned mores and control mechanisms. People are not only seeing crafts but experiencing contact and abductions in a huge vast universe where there is so obviously level 3 civilizations billions of years ago (there are stars billions of years older than ours and that is by our crude science's standards) in the Drake formula. Even if you reduced that Formula to a sliver of what it is, billions of years ago races that are so advanced they can bend space and time started terraforming/genisis projects and cloning/hybrids, everything since has been one project or another with few exceptions. Nothing else can be reality. Its simply logic progression and when you add the experiencers in, you dont get mythical manmade religons, you get the reality of life in this universe.
Originally posted by Titen-Sxull
reply to post by Sinter Klaas
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence don't they?
Murder is a pretty straight forward claim, aliens from another world - that's a different story.
Eye witness testimony is the least common denominator and is essentially worthless in any scientific inquiry especially when dealing with extreme claims.
In court the strongest evidence is DNA evidence, find DNA evidence of an alien and its an open and shut case. If we take eye-witnesses as truth we would end up believing in fairies, unicorns, reptilians, cat-people and the bogeyman.
[edit on 10-7-2010 by Titen-Sxull]