Interesting thread. We are talking about belief, not facts, however, and belief is probably the most nebulous subject of all.
We, the great unwashed, cannot know with any certainty whether ET craft have crashed and / or been recovered. We certainly cannot know to what level
that tech may work and how it might be back engineered. For all we know, their tech could be only slightly better than ours, but they have stumbled
across a couple of secrets in anti gravity and/or interstellar travel that allow them to come here. Unlikely, but we just dont know.
So to assume that it would be like an ancient tribe trying to back engineer a lap-top is just as unlikely as it being something we could understand
after some experimentation. And to assume that their craft couldnt be brought down by a lightning strike or powerful radar waves is again an
assumption of their technology for which we have no evidence. Likening it to the lightning strike on Saturn 5, a chemical rocket, is an example of
Personally, I find the sudden acceleration in human technology in the past 150 (and particularly the past 70) years suspicious- cart horse to AI-
especially when you take into account the vast holes in our basic understanding of the science of our surroundings. Whether that is due to any outside
influence is debatable, but when you get people like Ben Rich, the "Father of the Stealth Fighter-Bomber" and former head of Lockheed Skunk Works,
making death bed statements about the reality of 'Extraterrestrial UFO's', and 'we've got things out in the desert that are 50 years ahead of anything
you can imagine' it makes you think.
If humanity continues on our current developmental trajectory, who knows where we will be in 100, 500 or a 1000 years- perhaps making interstellar
jumps with the same frequency as a drive to the supermarket, and if there are civilizations out there that are 1000, 10,000 or a couple of million
years ahead, then that technology may be even more mundane. We (the uninitiated) simply cannot make any informed judgement at present with the
information available, so it comes back to belief.
Put me down with the agnostics.......
Sorry, thats a bit arrogant- what I mean is, Ive yet to see 100% proof, but I 'believe' it is possible!
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