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The Fermi paradox is the apparent contradiction between high estimates of the probability of the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations and the lack of evidence for, or contact with, such civilizations. The age of the universe and its vast number of stars suggest that if the Earth is typical, extraterrestrial life should be common. In an informal discussion in 1950, the physicist Enrico Fermi questioned why, if a multitude of advanced extraterrestrial civilizations exist in the Milky Way galaxy, evidence such as spacecraft or probes is not seen. A more detailed examination of the implications of the topic began with a paper by Michael H. Hart in 1975, and it is sometimes referred to as the Fermi-Hart paradox. Other common names for the same phenomenon are Fermi's question ("Where are they?"
Originally posted by wisintel
reply to post by RedBird
Not even a video, just a clear picture. I have just been really thinking about it lately and it struck me as odd and somewhat unbelievable, that in the age of ubiquitous cell phone cameras, no UFO has ever flown low enough for anyone to snap a picture.
There have been so many UFO sightings where the person who saw the UFO has detailed descriptions about shape, size, lights, and many other details. In order for these people to have this kind of detail in their reports, the UFO had to fly low enough for them to get a good view. Now before say 10 years ago it wasn't rational for someone to have a camera on them all the time and that was a good reason we didn't have any really clear pictures of UFO's. Nowadays people have high quality digital cameras on their persons 24 hours a day. If UFO's really are alien spacecraft.. why hasn't someone captured a clear image of one yet?
Originally posted by markymint
Also the fact that not everyone is proof or S&F hungry. When I see these things I just watch them. I don't run for my camera, of which I have several. Sometimes seeing these things is just an experience, I'm sure others see it that way too. It can be personal. When people say "Yeah but everyone wants to capture the smoking gun footage!" or "My son trawls the internet every day 24/7 hoping for the big scoop" - I say crap - we are NOT all like that!
If it wasn't for the fact the ones I've seen move extremely fast making them virtually impossible to capture on any kind of film/picture anyway, it's just the fact that I'm sure many people simply can't be arsed to try and record what they're seeing. You know the saying "Blink and you'll miss it", well, the same applies with "Run in to get your camera".
People need to chill out with recordings. Sure, it makes for some great threads here and on UFO websites, but it's more important for people to have a personal experience and soak it in, and forget about trying to get it on video and get it seen en-mass. That method has, as others have said, little viability on the net anyway because people will debunk or whatnot. Sometimes the personal accounts are far more interesting than any of the videos circulating. But as with this subject, it really is for individuals to explore. It's not good to expect to login one day and have all the proof laid out for you, (even though it already is).
On the flip side, when IR is at a consumer level - we will have a massive increase in footage/pictures, but bearing in mind it's currently expensive, mostly, to get any pro IR equipment - people aren't going to fork out for it just to bring others proof. Well, except A. Murray. But she's whack.
Oh, and it's not really related, but I have a new theory. If you can see it from behind glass or it's not directly above you, it's not an extra terrestrial craft. Back to point, I don't agree with the Fermi paradox. It's not particularly 21st century thinking.edit on 17-11-2010 by markymint because: (no reason given)