Originally posted by Legos
At one point the guy says that the alien transmissions are not like what we get in TV or Radio, that they're organized sequences of bits and "beats"
This, along with "Ursula major", are two technical terms he would have to use fluently, given his role in decoding transmissions. Also, didn't TV
transmissions switch to digital last year? Meaning, it is like TV after all?
There's also an occasional smile here and there that are very telling. IMO this sounds like total BS.
Don't get me wrong, i am skeptical as well...but...
The first reference likely meant that the information received is not "clear" to the avg. person as in the sense of images/sound etc as with a TV or
radio....this is what he wanted to say. You are over-thinking this. He simply said its bits/bytes which need to be decoded first.
I agree that "Ursula Major" and "Beats" would be some major, major faux-pax which *normally* would make me lose ANY belief in the validity of the
entire story right away - but the remainder of what he says does make halfway sense (unlike many other newage people's rambling) - so i don't know
what to think about that he used those two words wrong. I dont think it would be ok to dismiss the entire story because of this as long as the other
stuff makes halfway sense. REGARDLESS whether the story is true or not, the man seems rather smart, he DOES know some stuff (by own experience or
simply read, this i do not know.) - which makes it rather unlikely he would use "Ursula Major" or "Beats" like some half-twit making up some story.
But that's just my $0.02.
(It is, of course, possible he is an actor and the entire script is very well studied to make him sound genuine, and as an actor he might indeed not
know about "Ursa Major" and "Bytes"...but that's just speculation)
You know, i want to be FAIR in assessing this, this includes looking at the holes in the story and inconsistencies - but ALSO voicing when i think
that *some skeptics* are wrong. (Which cam indeed happen too!
For example, one often given argument is with the distance and the 331 days. But some people also got this wrong since he did not say that the radio
waves are in fact going to/coming from "Ursula Major"...just that the communication is in that general direction. We do not KNOW what the actual
destination/origin of this alleged communication is, we do also not know the distance. Each argument who uses the DISTANCE and the speed of light,
pointing out its not possible and he must be lying i cannot accept for "debunking" since we simply dont know where the signal goes and comes from.
Again..i want to be FAIR and this includes both sides here
Another, theoretical (yes, speculative!) thought...we cannot just assume that a signal is sent and then with only a small delay is sent back/replied
to immediately. It could very well be that the "receiver" is very close and there is some other reason for the delay, NOT having to do with the speed
of light. What i am saying, from the duration of how long it takes for this communication we can not necessarily conclude to the distance.
edit on 12-8-2012 by flexy123 because: (no reason given)