posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 06:04 AM
Originally posted by game over man
How about no.
How about our image of an alien really derives from subliminal patterns from the mathematics of nature.
I think that's a decent theory. If you were applying Occam's razor to this, would you pick a) aliens actually coming millions of light years to earth
or b) something in mathematics having a subconscious effect on our minds (and also this effect being exploited by hollywood, conspiracy theorists
etc). Given that the pattern in the mathematics is always there, has always been there, doesn't have to travel or have motivations - which is more
If the lines in that table reflect some kind of low complexity (at the top end anyway), permanent probability distribution, and one form of that
distribution happens to look a bit like a Grey, how do we know that other things in nature aren't falling into that distribution shape, naturally, all
This is a Galton board, it forces beads to make a 50/50 choice many times over, quickly. It produces a real shape which mathematicians and
statisticians call the Normal Distribution.
How do you know the infrared photons all around aren't bouncing off some material in the environment and naturally forming an 'Alien Grey
Distribution'? The neurons in your brain do have an electric field which can be altered by external fields (see transcranial magnetic stimulation:
There is also the possibility that some of the algorithms that make up our nervous systems and brains were picked from a table like this. Nature
could have selected them through evolution, it would be an obvious choice since it's easy to generate and is functional. Maybe when people imagine a
Grey, they are seeing the inside of their own brains? Maybe that's why people find it spooky?
Current science has taught us very little about the real workings of the mind (and often deliberately confuses us) - it is natural to be afraid of
something you don't understand!
edit on 21-9-2011 by yampa because: (no reason given)