posted on Jan, 17 2013 @ 05:34 PM
Originally posted by rockymcgilicutty
reply to post by drakus
I love "The Dude" also. BTW I want to believe, I Saw something once I can't explain.But like you said I have a very hard time believing U Tube
Videos or other unsubstantiated pics or videos.If they are backed by credited analysis by a neutral party them I pay attention and will debate.
Problem is, the best credited analysts are people who know "the stuff", aka scientists, and sadly there's a pervasive reluctance to engage in
serious long-term study of the phenomena (phenomenon? phenomenae? phenomenatum? damn "inglish") because the Academic world sees the subject as
"silly silly silly"
Don't get me wrong, I love science and admire scientists above most other humans, and I kind of understand that reluctance when they work in a
commercialized system, where research is viewed as a commodity and researchers are slaves to either Gov't grants or Corporate sponsorship... Thus no
one wants to touch the "taboo" subjects because their career could be ruined by being identified as a UFO nut...
Nonetheless there are great minds that have, as great minds do, ignored the morons, and delved honestly on the subject (re Hynek, or my own personal
chuck norris: Jacques Vallée)
Anyway, the subject of interaction between our civilization and other people around is only going to grow in importance as we advance in our research
in exo-planetology and exo-biology. Cool stuff.