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Originally posted by TrueBrit
Personaly I find it most vexing that people continue, despite all sense and logic to the contrary, to put thier "faith" in investigating UFO and alien existance, with psuedo mysticisms and shamanic tom foolery. Let me put this bluntly and as simply as possible. Aliens, UFOs, and ALL matters which pertain to thier existance or otherwise, should be the sole responsibility of SCIENCE to investigate.
Science obtains results which, unlike those obtained by faith based methods, are independantly verifiable, can be peer reveiwed, and are much more inclusive. The results obtained by those who attempt some sort of spiritual communion with an alien presence, are only observed by those participating in the contact attempt and are therefore WORTHLESS, absolutely worthless, to anyone not present at the event. This means, that despite any amazing expirience which may or may not result from such a communion, the event itself has no worth in terms of proving the existance of such beings to the world, which is the only aim in UFOlogy which is worth a damn.
Using scientific means , mankind has discovered exoplanets in thier hundreds, extremophile lifeforms on this planet which made a nonsense of our understanding of the limitations of life in the universe, and are making us increasingly aware of the wonder of the universe we live in. The proofs of these discoveries are available for all to see, to examine and to understand, and require no faith or magic to comprehend. They , in other words, are valuable. Compare this with the results obtained by lesser methods, which have never resulted in anything more than unsubstantiated rumour, psuedo religious cults springing up around apostates and false prophets (Greer, Goodchild, etc) , and the destruction of ANY credibility the UFO investigation feild ever had.
Please, PLEASE do not throw your support behind such methodologies as these. They are a cancer on the bowel of the UFOlogy community, and are part of the reason why serious researchers and scientists cannot justify involving themselves more deeply in the subject. Since it is the scientists and documentarians who hold the keys to unlocking the secrets of the skies, it is in all our interests to limit the rise of charlatanism.edit on 14-4-2011 by TrueBrit because: grammar issues. Apologiesedit on 14-4-2011 by TrueBrit because: More grammar/spelling issues. I know. I suck MASSIVE balls. Sorry folks