posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 09:22 PM
First, I'm OK with the thread not being about crop circles, but I have a question that could is pertinent nonetheless. What about those of us who do
not think it realistic (notice I did not say "impossible") that the circles are man-made, yet still find it hard to believe that advanced
civilization would choose that means of communication? Seems like there would be much easier or more direct ways for such an advanced culture to get a
message to us.
To your point, wasn't Carl Sagan known to be exceptionally closed minded, or for lack of a better word, stubborn regarding the presence or
non-existence of ETs? As I recall, feel free to correct me if I am incorrect, he was a confirmed naysayer with no clear reasoning as to why he worked
with the concept of aliens other than to disprove the idea?
I would be happy to be proven wrong. Still, from what I read, neither side of the debate wants to fully align itself with him or his beliefs or
methodology which essentially caused him to be an outsider to all concerned. Again, I hope I am wrong because I personally believe he was one of the
finest thinkers we will ever have who also took his opportunity and made the most of it.
Back on point, I have a great deal of difficulty still, reconciling this type of message with the technology that would have to be available to
another life form capable of being here in the first place. In other words, its a little like us going to an island with inhabitants who have never
seen any technology, but refusing to communicate with them through anything other than drawing pictures in the sand.
I am open minded to be proven wrong, but this is how I see it at the moment.