Originally posted by Skate
Did you not see that I said I BELIEVE in Extraterrestrials? You're making it sound like I didn't say anything like that. Wtf?
How is your belief relevant to the question?
Ask yourself this question: What, precisely, does believing the world is 4,000 years old NOT have to do with us being alone in the universe and
never having been visited?
Umm, OK. Nothing? They are not even related.
It doesn't matter what the answer is. I'm just saying. There's people who believe that our world really is so young and that we are the only
people in the universe. It completely works with each other and I don't know how you're getting confused, if you even are. You're confusing
The two issues are separate. One does not follow from the other. You could just as well have 'young ET' along with a 'young Earth.' Someone could
easily believe the Earth is young AND we're not alone. You are attempting to correlate two issues that have little to do with each other.
You and I both believe the Earth is a lot older than '4,000 years,' though what you really meant to say was 6,000 years because the fundamentalist
date is 4,004 BC (October 23rd, 10:00 am), which is 6,015 years ago. Not to be pedantic; we all knew what you meant.
You and I also believe that we are not alone in the universe. We can't exactly prove that, but that's an operating principle we both accept. We get
closer and closer to proof of that every year. We have some enticing data from Mars. We now know planets are common and we've found some rocky ones.
Statistically speaking it's just a matter of time before we find one or many "in the zone."
That does NOT prove ETs are visiting or have visited us. That's the argument you hear from time to time on here. Someone says there is no proof that
ETs have visited us. The counter argument is "Surely you don't believe we're alone in the universe!" The two issues are un-related. One does not
follow from the other.