Originally posted by EsSeeEye
What else could it be? The ETH has yet to be scientifically verified in any public forum, so by all the known rules of the universe, they don't
exist. The likelihood is there, yes, but until it's confirmed it's still simply a hypothesis.
I feel that's just an assumption. People automatically assume it's a "scientific question" when it's not limited to this at all. The
of the existence of intelligent ETs is already confirmed by science, and the reality
can be established beyond a reasonable
doubt by various kinds of evidence, inclusing testimony, and the (eventual) study of alien life and some of the types of evidence for it (some of
which we have even now), will once again belong within the field of science. But establishing that ET's have visited earth is not necessarily within
the purview of "science", just as settling other issues of "has x occurred or has is not" variety do not generally or predominantly belong within the
realm of "science".
Could you prove the existence of visiting intelligent aliens in a court case? The US Supreme Court doesn't cover the laws of physics any more
than it would cover the existence or non-existence of visiting alien species. What else could answer the question if not the scientific
Yes, I believe it could be proven in a court of law, beyond a reasonable doubt.
The Alien question has nothing to do with laws of physics beyond establishing that it's possible or likely or inevitable (depending on your view) that
other intelligent beings exist in the universe. Beyond that, it becomes unreasonable to reject the notion of ET visitation based on our present
understanding of physics in relation to their ability to reach earth or their motivation to do so. If science has told us anything it's that our
knowledge of the universe and it's laws is constantly changing and adapting, so that it would be unwise in the extreme to discount something like ET
visitation based on present understanding of physics, especially if there is abundant evidence suggesting that ET visitation is occurring.
There is abundant evidence, it is just not - yet - all of the type that our present tools of science can get to grips with. But we have other tools
with which we can address the evidence that the phenomena presents. It's always wise to use the right tools for the job, rather than insist on using
only one tool and ignoring jobs it can't deal with. That makes no sense.
Imagine that eyewitness testimony are nails and types of scientific evidence are screws. Well at present we have hundreds of thousand of nails and
only a few screws. Imagine then that science is a screwdriver. To limit this endeavor to science is to say "We can't build anything usng those nails,
we only have a tool to deal with screws and there aren't enough screws to build anything". OK, well, use the right tool for the job. Then imagine that
the Court investigation model is a hammer.
Use the right tool for the job.
We could achieve something now
, rather than sitting back and twiddling our thumbs, ignoring the titanic, ever increasing mountain of "nails" in
front of us, because we insist on exclusively using a "screwdriver".
Science is often driven by attention and demand. If the subject were legitimized by society addressing and acknowledging the enormous weight of
credible testimony and some supporting scientific evidence (which does exist) for the ETH and publicly concluding that intelligent ETs are, beyond a
reasonable doubt, visiting Earth, then the Scientific community would feel free to address the evidence and seek more without fear of ridicule. Then I
imagine we would make great strides in short order. Perhaps even government would be more forthcoming with evidence it has, seeing as the population
has already acclimatized itself
to the reality.
edit on 30-12-2010 by Malcram because: (no reason given)