posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 11:30 PM
Even if you saw proof how could you substantiate it. There is no objective way to test the alien UFO hypothesis because it is far too open ended and
immune to actual refutations.
Let us instead look at the people who believe in advanced alien lifeforms visiting this planet sureptitiously; because generally they have a few
things in common.
1. They can't prove it, their claims are unscientific, personal anecdotes, pseudoscience stuff, paranomal, supernatural etc... so its a belief and a
matter of faith-until-proven-right us-against them mentality. This is divisive and not open minded, the opposite of all honest intellectual inquiry
into anything new or undiscovered. The purpose of science (as a review process) is fair but harsh and brutal cricism. There can be no personal
feelings or emotions in this process it must be clear of any and all human bias.
2. They have a hidden personal agenda to promote this belief as fact. They didnt arrive to the party without a strong opinion and observed the
evidence then drew their conclusions. When presented with new evidence their conclusions don't change. Their position is immutable for an obvious
reason, they have put themselves in a position where being proven wrong leaves them without any credibility.
3. Flaws of logic, misrepresentation of real science- physics, astronomy, mathematics combined with pseudoscience- astrology, numerology etc. Rabbit
hole mentality or matryoshka doll explanations- to rationalise one theory they need a bigger and deeper theory which of course leads to an even bigger
one until they have an unverifiable, unsubstantiated world view all encompassing theory which 'could' conceivably be true, but so could any science
fiction novel ever written on a long enough time scale given enough permutations of enough universes.
So why do people spend so much time with this stuff then? Its only natural to question and wonder, everyone does it. But after some time of
questioning and wondering you have to stop and assess. Have you done anything? Have you actually improved something? Are you interested in this topic
because you want to find out answers, or because you feel safe knowing there are no answers to be found, so in a way you can never be wrong. Is it a
search for the truth or a convenient distraction from something else.
There are a great number of things you could be spending your limited time on. Learn about human history and the birth of civilizations. Learn about
stars and galaxies and how much we know from just looking at light, but how little that knowledge is in terms of the bigger picture. Learn why some
human things work and some don't, ethics, laws, economies, free markets and governments. Learn about philosophies, world views, paradigm shifts and
the struggle for identity. Learn a programming language, study engineering, artificial intelligence, atmospheric sciences, chemistry and medicine, the
biology of modern agriculture.
Then after you have learned something, do it, to contribute in a positive way. Do it with honesty and integrity. Hard work is always rewarded.