reply to post by R0CR13
That's hardly a fair reaction because what Unidentified said is true.What we have is anecdotal evidence,witness testimony that people are being
physically abducted by an alien race.
For those that say witness testimony is good enough in a court of law to convict somebody of murder it should be understood that witness testimony is
one piece of the case along with forensic,corroborating,circumstantial evidence plus motive,oppurtunity etc,etc.A case based solely on a witness
statement wouldnt go to court as it isn't safe enough by itself to prosecute let alone convict someone in a court of law precisely because it is well
understood how unreliable memory and perception of an event can be,even when someone is being 100% honest and relating what they truly believe they
saw.It will always be subjective and by definition isn't objective.
Admittedly there is an incredible amount of testimony but that isn't objective evidence of alien abduction which is the point he is making.Without
and until solid evidence is available it is open to question what exactly is going on.
I'm not saying it isn't happening,something is clearly happening but whether that is genuine abduction,a psychological experience or something else
it's yet to be determined fully.
I did the test and am 57% likely to have been abducted but am as near 100% certain as I possibly can be that I've never been abducted by aliens but I
freely admit that I've had a number of paranormal experiences I cannot to this day explain or find a rational explanation for.And believe me I've
tried and tried to !!!
To throw away our reason,rationality and dare I say it,the word that seems to be a target of scorn these days,scepticism robs us of one of our finest
tools our ability to think,analyse,rationalise and find the truth.
Nobody is suggesting that people are liars,attention seekers,mad or stupid as that is clearly NOT the case but there are some differences of
opinion,experience and belief between many who are abducted that the it seems the full truth of the matter is yet to be uncovered.
Some say it's alien,some demons,some it's an enlightening experience while others believe the intent is evil.Some believe there's a plan to
hybridise,some that we're being helped to evolve,prepared for admittance to our gallactic future while others think were being subjigatea and
enslaved so there is clearly a lot yet to be determined.
Are all abductions by a single alien civillisation for A particular purpose or by several factions with various different motives ???
To shoot down someone who approaches it with reason,a realistic perspective and healthy scepticism is,to my mind the wrong approach.It's how I look
at the whole question with a healthy scepticism yet open minded too.
I think all the rational and psychological avenues should be explored first and if they are genuinely eliminated then there ip something truly
happening which we need to uncover.What and especially why.I'm sure the majority of abductees do attempt to work out what exactly happening but
implanted and false memory seems to be a consistant feature making the facts hard to pin down solidly.
Suggesting that an 'outside' objective outlook from a non abductee is motivated by fear of the old order changing,an inability to accept the new
paradigm is nearly as narrow minded as stating abductees are just loonies and drama queens.
Speaking for myself I'm not going to just believe something as momentous as alien civilisations truly visit earth and have an as yet unkown agenda
with humanity simply because people say so.No more than I would simply buy what the government tells me or what I hear on the news.I apply some
critical thinking,make up my own mind based on as many sources,experience,gut feelings and so on.
I've no personal experience with abduction or know anybody who has so,tbh I don't know what to think.Somethings happening to make so many state
they've been abducted but what,the jury's still out.
You are right thou,we're probably not ready as a species for contact.It is fear but fear of thinking for ourselves,fear of standing out from the
crowd that inflicts so many.That's what makes people tribal,breeds racism,homophobia,makes people irrational and aggressive and all those other fine
traits we humans display.
If I was E.T I'd be very cautious about direct dealings with man making sure the humans were controlled and isolated when I was around them