Originally posted by Aliensun
There is a great difference between a skeptic and a denier these days. The first will begrudgingly allow the possibility and wait for it to be
finalized, and the second will scorn all possibilities to the very end to protect their vulnerable disbelief (and that is all the reason they have).
The amount of data that you have to ignore to maintain your position is staggering. We are learning incredible facts about the Universe about every
day that support--if not demand--that we accept that life is extensive. This new and growing outlook shifts your position from that of being a
skeptic into simply being a denier. It hardly works here on ATS anymore.
Ahh, yet another Drake's equation vs. Fermi's Paradox argument in the making.
Argue away, but, until you can sell me an alien onna stick at the next outdoor festival, there's no such thing except where it exists in people's
imaginations and over-amp'd X-mas wish lists.
Just as it is with Bigfoot, science needs a representative testable sampling, ie; a body, dead or alive.
Hop around on the stick-horse Drake Equation pony all you want, but, until we've got aliens on a table in a lab, going door to door selling
subscriptions to tentacle monthly, something
that goes beyond some speculative head scratching into the actuality of "Hey, we can poke it with
a stick", until then, all there is, is speculation.
UFOs, even with radar hits, for all we know, could very well be natural phenomenon we as of yet have explanation or understanding for.
UFOs could be aliens too, but, right now, for all it's worth, all things speculative are essentially equal and aliens could be from an alternate
universe were muppets are the dominant life form and what we know as people are the one's with a hand up their booty.
Until we actually know for a fact what UFOs are, no matter how much someone wants to believe in ETH, or whatever they believe in, it's all magic
ponies, rainbows and sparkles no matter how serious you want to act about it.
edit on 8-10-2012 by Druscilla because: (no reason given)