posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 12:25 AM
Originally posted by truthseeker1984
reply to post by SplitInfinity
I believe the tech boom in the last century is prime evidence of that. We go from horse and buggy to a man on the moon in 60 years, after being in
the dark for the previous umpteen amount of centuries? We have tech nowadays that would qualify to be on an episode of Star Trek.
We didn't get everything from the Nazis, after all. Then again, how did the Nazis develop all their tech so quickly? Once again, I think they had
"help" from the "stars
My observation here is that the more somebody is personally knowledgeable about science and technology, the less likely they are to believe in
supposed ET influence.
Yes, we were in the dark ages for umpteen amount of centuries. What happened?
The Renaissance, Isaac Newton, and the industrial revolution. Starting from mid-1700's there was a continuous development of science and
technology, and starting in the mid-late 1800's through 1930's we finally developed a fairly full and complete knowledge about the primary
parameters of how the physical world actually worked.
It is a step change from before, when we knew hardly anything, to now where we know, at some level, about most everything. We can make theories about
very distant and complex astrophysical objects completely alien to our personal experience, and the measured data comes out correct.
The observation of neutrinos from supernova 1987A was thrilling. (I was a student in Princeton astrophysics at the time and it was very exciting in
real time). Humans had made theories about complex dynamics in extreme events in extraordinary circumstance extremely far away. And they came true,
and on earth we had---thanks to extraordinary physics and engineering of the detectors---direct data, right here appearing on the instruments.