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Originally posted by Aliensun
You are putting limits on how to examine unusual events so that a proper answer can be forthcoming? Can't you see how that is self-defeating? It reminds me of the beginning of aviation. Many of the "experts" of the day, nicely secure in their ivory towers said that it could not be done physically and that, anyway, God wouldn't have it. Thing of it was, nobody told those facts heatedly enough to Orville and Wilbur and other early pioneers.
The problem, as your suggest applies to UFOs, is that there is little science involved in proving or disproving any particular case. The debunkers will always make their pronouncments regardless of how extreme, and the pro side will do their bit but never with enough proof. Each side has a vested interest in the outcome, as with the coming of aviation, their minds are already made up and bulwarked with supporting data.
Basically, you are requesting an unbiased approach. It cannot happen. It is too late, and besides, we all know the answer, but some work real hard at denying it. That is OK. The real meat of the matter is the installation of the UFO myth into culture and society in a subtle, slow slide toward acceptance without undo damage.
Originally posted by seenitall
Well here is the problem.
You cannot get 100% proof in science.
You can however prove a hypothesis to be incorrect.
I must say though, some of the 'debunking' is thin at best.
The best you're ever going to get (in anything), is something that cannot be proven as false. Unfortunately its just how it works.
I'm not going to go into too much detail on this one, but its basic science.